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This procedure will allow you to set up your on-campus Apple computer to be controlled remotely from an Apple or Windows computer running Virtual Network Computing software (VNC). Because of some security limitations of this software, this procedure will also configure a “secure” tunnel between your off-campus and on-campus computers. Note: If you are accessing the on-campus Mac via a Windows computer, you will need to install some third party software to accomplish this.
In the following section, we will set up your on-campus mac to accept secure connections for remote control from your home or off-campus computer, adjust power settings, and engage the Mac’s on-board firewall. There are a number of steps we’ll need to complete, but this procedure will only need to be completed once.
The following instructions will guide you through the process of configuring a second, off-campus Mac computer to remotely control your on-campus Mac computer. All instructions are to be executed on the remote (off-campus) Mac. (Steps for enabling remote control from a Windows computer are detailed below)
Prerequisites: You will need the IP address of the computer you gathered in step 10 above.