VNC PC to MAC

By mikeg8866
Feb 24, 2011
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  1. hi im mike
    i have been using tight VNC for some time and i have an issue now. Me and a friend have a few classes together at KSU and we use the VNC on his Mac book pro with snow leopard and i use tight VNC and have a Toshiba satellite with windows7. also we both use pavlovmedia for our wireless he just lives down one floor. but today when he needed me to walk him through a power point i couldn't access his mac from my pc i was just wondering what could be the problem? we've done this many time before but today it wont let me view the mac. any help would be amazing
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga Newcomer, in training Posts: 258

    Hi,
    What error do you get...?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,018   +220

    If you expect to see and operate the Mac from the PC, then that is difficult.

    The inverse (see and operate PC from a Mac) has some tools like
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client

    The Mac stuff

    However, IMO, as you only need to see a common presentation
    create a web server
    add the *.PPT or *.PPS files
    allow port 80 in both firewalls
    in both routers, add a port forward to your PC (his Mac)
    and use IP addresses in your browser instead of domain.names.com/​
    If you're in a dorm, you likely do not have access to the routers and this falls flat, sorry.

    You could EMAIL the *.PPS and step thru it page at a time and discuss ...
  4. mikeg8866

    mikeg8866 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,018   +220

    Acording to the documentation, tight VNC uses ports 5800+5900 with TCP,
    so
    • the firewalls on both ends need to ALLOW these ports
    • and the routers need to port forward to the LAN address for the specific systems
    and port forwarding needs to target a system with a static or dhcp reserved ip-address.


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