How to: Connect to your Mac Remotely through VNC

Feb 12, 2007 - 7 Comments

Connect to a remote VNC server in Mac OS X with Screen Sharing app

If you have a Mac and broadband and you want to remotely administer your Mac or someone elses, 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 desktop from Windows, Linux, or even another Mac. Likewise, you can connect to other peoples Macs too.

You can easily configure your own Mac for screen sharing, and connect to other Macs too.

Read here how to setup remote control of a Mac with Screen Sharing

There are a lot of ways to start or connect to a VNC server and to use VNC on a Mac, perhaps the easiest way to connect to someone elses Mac is done through the Messages app of Mac OS X. If you are interested, we have a nice post directing people on how to set this up.

How to Use Screen Sharing on Mac via Messages

While Mac OS includes it’s own built-in VNC app, you can also download a third party VNC client, such as Chicken of the VNC (free). Check it out!

Download Chicken of the VNC

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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

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  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, http://www.redstonesoftware.com/Packages/Vine/Vine3.0.dmg

    Free trials of the software are available as well, just email cyoung@redstonesoftware.com

  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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