Dis­cover re­mote ac­ces

Mac Format - - MONITOR YOUR MAC -

There are nu­mer­ous solutions for us­ing a Mac to mon­i­tor and con­trol an­other re­motely, and one’s built into OS X. On the Mac you want to share, open Sharing in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences and turn on Screen Sharing. On the other Mac, you’ll see the shared Mac in Finder’s side­bar. Se­lect it, click Share Screen, and in­put an ac­count name and pass­word for the re­mote Mac be­fore click­ing Con­nect. When­ever your cur­sor goes within the win­dow dis­play­ing the re­mote Mac, it will con­trol that ma­chine.

Need to con­trol a Mac over the web? You can use iCloud if both Macs are signed in with the same Ap­ple ID and pass­word. In iCloud within Sys­tem Pref­er­ences for both Macs, en­sure you’re signed in and turn on Back to My Mac. (Ac­cess to the re­mote Mac is still done through Finder; se­lect Back to My Mac and then your Mac from Shared.) This ser­vice re­quires a router sup­port­ing NAT Port Map­ping Pro­to­col (NAT - PMP) or Univer­sal Plug and Play (UPnP) – an Air­Port Ex­treme will be fine – and a fire­wall that al­lows re­mote con­nec­tions.

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