How to: Connect to your Mac Remotely through VNC

Feb 12, 2007 - 7 Comments

If you have a Mac and broadband, you should be using Apple’s Remote Desktop (a bit of lipstick on the VNC pig with that name). Setting up a VNC server enables you to connect to your home or office Mac from any computer running a VNC client, meaning you can access and use your Mac’s desktop from Windows, Linux, or even another Mac. Iniblog has a nice post directing people on how to set this up, and the only other thing you’ll need to get is a VNC client, such as Chicken of the VNC (free). Check it out!

How to: Setup VNC on your Mac
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  1. anon says:

    TightVNC is harder to set up (is it still part of fink unstable?) but significantly faster, in my experience!

  2. Joseph says:

    Thanks for posting my blog here! I got over a 100 hits from this! :D

  3. […] UPDATE: This post was recently featured on OSXDaily! […]

  4. wil torres says:

    do i need airbport basestation to set up my mac remotely??

  5. You can always get a great VNC Client and Server at,

    Free trials of the software are available as well, just email

  6. Franco says:

    I think someone is controlling my mac by VNC acces… how con I track this or lock it….

    In my network the mac’s connected vía airport can’t see other computers….

    can anyone help?

  7. Art Wilson says:

    First link in article is broken…. Not Found

    The requested URL /2007/02/09/vnc-outside-your-network/ was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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