I am trying to connect my home MacBook to my office Windows computer, but the directions I have from our "IT dept." (in quotations because we are a small office, so we don't have an IT dept. per se) don't work. Does anyone know of any Web sites or something I could look up to see if I can fix the problem? Thanks!
You're trying to get on your mac from work? You need to install a vnc viewer in windows such as http://www.tightvnc.com/. If it's the other way around, you'll have to install vncserver on your windows machine, mac's vnc viewer is incompatible with microsoft's remote desktop protocol. Don't forget to forward the port in your router.
Quoting Pilotsmoe (Reply 3): If it's the other way around, you'll have to install vncserver on your windows machine, mac's vnc viewer is incompatible with microsoft's remote desktop protocol. Don't forget to forward the port in your router.
My office computer is on Windows. My home computer is a Mac. From the Mac at home, I need to access my office computer. My computer at work has the vncserver installed.
Perhaps you could reduce the number of unknows and borrow a Windows box that has the communications settings and the client software ok'd by your support for testing your home location? Once you have the Windows setup working, I'd suppose copying the parameters to your Mac is a cinch. If you're behing a firewall, or a NAT (most users are, especially on wireless networks) the settings likely need to be set as well. I don't know but sharing the instructions from your support could perhaps help?
LogMeIn has a Mac client, plus it's free for personal use. It installs a service into Windows that allows a user to log into the website to connect to the computer. In some cases, I've noticed that it's faster than regular VNC.
Also, TightVNC, IIRC, has a Windows server.
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