6518 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2010 5:47 AM by boontech
You should have left iChat for 10.6 on on the remote machine. Its screen sharing feature can be set up to allow anyone you give permission to, to control the machine remotely by running iChat elsewhere. You can't initiate it without a few steps on the remote machine when you have access to the machine directly.
i am also a newbie at this
you see i can screen share at home because when i enable screen sharing it sends a response to the other Mac, i answer yes and Voila i am screen sharing But today i was 50 miles away the mac mini was on, i had the IP address and was hoping to access the mac mini from the macbook only difference being i wasnt there to walk over and accept the sharing
i at first thought that when i got home i would have to change something on the mac mini's system preferences-->remote management
ran into two problems
i watched the video-- the First thing he Said was Make sure Screen Sharing is turned On
OK......i went to screen sharing in system preferences, I got a big yellow Yield sign that said screen sharing was in remote management-- it would not let me turn on screen sharing yet in the video He COULD
i opened I chat instead of chat preferences popping up Like in the video a thing that says "JABBER LIST" pops up
now im realy confused............i followed the video but its not working
i have been using VNC, you can download it for free, open the relevant ports on your router (think its 5700 or 5900). In system Preferences - Sharing - Remote management click computer settings and look for the "VNC users may control my computer with password"
I have also used Apples remote desktop which has more options than VNC but you have to buy this one.
The only thing that i cant work out is how to wake up may mini over the internet.