I need to connect to my parents' Mac Mini across the country

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  1. heffy

    heffy New Member

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    I went home for the holidays and set their G4 Mac Mini up for screen sharing (VNC). They're using OS X 10.4.8. I was able to connect fine from within their local network, but I was afraid I wouldn't connect when I went back home.

    Now that I'm home, I can't connect. I know the IP address of their router, and the password (it's not default). Is there any way I can access the router and make sure it's set up properly, and connect to their Mac Mini? I'm using a MBP 10.5.5.
     
  2. RAii

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    Don't you have to be on their local network to access the router? Try remote desktop?
     
  3. CyberBullets

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    Do you have the port forwarded?

    You should have setup an SSH Tunnel to their computer then you could VNC or do anything you needed over SSH.
     
  4. Shinsei Ryu

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    My router (Linksys WRT54G running Firmware Version: v4.71.1, Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c ) requires that the Remote Management setting be enabled to make any changes to the router configuration over the internet. I assume its the same for most other routers so you're probably SOL unless you can get someone over there to change it for you (or atleast forward the proper ports for VNC)
     
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    You could use some service like gotomypc.com.
     
  6. Ricky

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    port forward. I think they might just get confused with that so try to walk them through with directly connecting to their modem and bypass the router.

    That should let you connect once they donr have a firewall
     
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    you can screen share through ichat as well. not sure what you need to do but might work for you.
     
  8. m52

    m52 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    use logmein.com.... easy
     
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    He could at least see to talk them over what to change to forward the ports on the router.
     
  11. dbman96

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    connect to each other via ichat, click on "share screens"

    ?
     
  12. heffy

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    hi guys

    I talked my cousin over the phone to get the router and computer set up.. Remote Management is enabled, ports 5900 - 5950 are forwarded (both TCP and UDP)

    Screen Sharing still doesn't work. I've enabled ARD on my parent's machine when I was there, and gave myself all access. I was able to connect via Screen Sharing just fine when I was in their network.
     
  13. CyberBullets

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    Have SSH forwarded, all problems are then solved + encrypted.
     
  14. m52

    m52 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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