I have read many posts describing how to connect to a Mac from a Windows machine, but I can’t find any answers for the reverse. I want to find out the steps needed to connect from my Mac (Dual 1.0ghz QuickSilver PowerMac G4 running OS X 10.4.11) to a Windows XP machine outside my local network.
Purpose? I am helping my parents minor and fix issues on their Windows XP (Dell) machine.
I own Vine Viewer and Server 2.1, 2.2 and just upgraded to 3.0. Currently I use Vine Viewer to access my Mac computers at work… an Xserve G4 and two iMac Intel’s (one is Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz white, from January 2007, and the other is Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz black/silver, from November 2007). This works perfectly for me and was pretty easy to setup…especially since my workplace already had a Static IP. It really saves me time when I can access the computers from my home office and even work in InDesign, Photoshop, etc. from home when I’m sick.
How can I connect to my parents Windows XP machine from my Mac via Vine Viewer 3.0?? What VNC server do I need for XP, and are there any good free servers or do I need to pay for one? I’ve heard of TightVNC and I used to use RealVNC when I worked at Charter.
They have a router and cable modem connected to their Dell. I can easily setup port forwarding for VNC (5900-5909) on their PC, however, I wasn’t sure how to get around not having a “static IP” address on my parents computer? Is there a way to connect Vine Viewer to a PC with a dynamic address?
Please help! Thank you very much!