Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 6:58 PM (in response to LOLuMad)
How do I go about having the option to connect to either one of the two computers at home when I'm at work using Apple Remote Desktop?
Setup a VPN, connect to i, then access multiple computers.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to Templeton Peck)
This is a confirmed limitation of ARD?
Any suggestions as far as which VPN to use and perhaps how to set this up? Would ARD be the program I'd use to connect to these Macs via VPN?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 5:16 PM (in response to LOLuMad)
it's not really a confirmed limitation of ARD, ARD is not designed to work outside of a LAN
it's designed for system admins to manage macs remotely while on the same LAN
but you want to use it outside of your LAN, you can by using VPN
VPN gives you remote secure access to your LAN
you will appear to be connected to your LAN
so you can do most things as you would if you were actually on your LAN
ARD does not facilitate a VPN connection
you'd connect using a VPN connection to your LAN then start ARD, ARD will behave just as it would if you were on the LAN
VPN client is built into OSX, system preferences, network, add choose VPN connection
You'd need a VPN server such as OSX server on your LAN
and configure any firewalls, routers etc to allow incoming VPN to connect to your server
You'd also need either a fixed external IP address and external domain name or use dynamic DNS setup
you could also try logmein