5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2010 3:07 AM by hemi_UK
hemi_UK Level 1 (0 points)

This is my first post, so hello!

I have looked for a solution to this and everything I could fins was years old, so I hope you can help me here with up to date information.

I used a PC at work (win 7 64 Ultimate) and I wish to remotely connect to my mac at home. I am looking for some user friendly software that will easy enable me to do this.

Could you enlighten me on what is currently available?

Many thanks

iMac 27" Quad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • a brody Level 9 (65,390 points)
    I for one have only done the reverse, but I am sure you can get software that does what you are looking for in the Remote Desktop or VNC realm. The hardest problem is your IP address changes at the whim of your internet service provider. Dyndns can give your Mac a static domain name which will overcome it.
    The website http://www.macwindows.com reviews many such tools. Your other problem is many offices don't let you remote out of them without a VPN setup. I have used harris VPN, which works great to get into my work. Talk with your work IT about it.
  • hemi_UK Level 1 (0 points)
    I am the IT at work, lol, so that's not an issue. I think if all else fails, I can ssh in using a client on windows.

    The website looks as if it hold the answer!

    Thank you
  • etresoft Level 7 (27,430 points)
    On the Mac, go to System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing. Then click the "Computer Settings..." button. Hidden in there is an option to turn on the standard VNC server and give it a VNC password.
  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 (2,805 points)
    Have you looked into tools such as LogMeIn, or Hamachi? I have used the free LogMeIn to remotely connect to my mom's PC to fix it for her. Granted, that is controlling a Windows PC from a Mac, but I have also let a friend remotely control my MacBook Pro from his Windows PC just so that he could see how a certain app looked in my environment. I like this solution enough that I have also purchased the "LogMeIn Ignition" app for my iPhone allowing me to remotely control any of the computers in my account from my iPhone. Great for emergencies.
  • hemi_UK Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks I will look into the VNC settings and these software packages.

    I have found Teamviewer 5, which i have used between my iphone and pc.

    It claims to allow access without permission at each session, which means in theory, I can login remotely using that.

    I think this one is solved, thanks