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Need a VNC Desktop Companion

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David Schwartzer Level 3 Level 3 (765 points)
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Jul 16, 2013 9:41 AM

I am trying to set up a remote control connection (VNC Server) on an old G5 iMac so I can control it remotely from my iPhone/iPad.  Getting a )free) VNC client on the iOS devices is not an issue.  I already downloaded PocketCloud.

 

In order to make the connection through the router easier, PocketCloud had a free desktop companion that uses a gmail account to make the connection.  Unfortunately, the current PocketC;loud companion software only supports 10.6 and above.  My PPC iMac stopped at 10.5.

 

I contacted PocetCloud Support but they will not supply obsolete software.  I also looked into no-ip.com and while that might be a solution I would like to avoid the additional layer of software and the 30 day required maintenance of the account.  Does anyone know of a VNC desktop (preferably free) that will run on OS X 10.5 and has a corresponding iOS app?  Short of that, does anyone know of another way to establish a VNC connection without manual configuration or using no-ip.com?

 

Thanks,

 

 

David

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), iPhone 4s with iOS5, iPad2
  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (11,260 points)
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    Jul 16, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to David Schwartzer)

    Have you looked at TeamViewer. Free for private use and free iPhone and iPad apps.

    I use it and it works great.

     

    https://www.teamviewer.com

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (11,260 points)
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    Jul 16, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to David Schwartzer)

    I can't speak for LogMeIn (never used it).

     

    You would install on your G5, create an account, and follow the wizard for unattended access then download the iOS app and log into your account and your G5 will be there. You can add as many machines as you like as well as create groups and customize client names.

    I have been using this for about 2 years and it works flawlessly. You can use computer to computer of iOS to computer.

     

    It is great for providing tech support to family and friends.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,480 points)
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    Jul 17, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to David Schwartzer)

    TeamViewier does have an iOS client, and it deals very well with getting through home routers.

     

    If you do not want something like TeamViewer or LogMeIn, and will be configuring your router, you might want to look at portforward.com which has instructions for a host of routers.

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