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I want to control my Windows box from my Mac. I installed RealVNC on Windows but it's impossible to connect from Mac. (Finder, Command+K) What should I do to do this?

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I decided to use Microsoft RDP. – Eonil May 16 '11 at 7:29
Are you typing "vnc://" when trying to connect? Usually this is just for file sharing unless you tell it otherwise, as described here: – Mike Meyers May 16 '11 at 15:49
@MikeyByCrikey Of course I did. Screen Sharing program asked me the password. Is it the evidence of correct address? Can I know the program used on Windows side? – Eonil May 17 '11 at 2:06
I highly recommend CoRD. It's a RDP protocol remote desktop client. I find that it's better than the MS client. – Owen Jun 15 '11 at 13:39
@Owen It looks good. I'll try it later. Currently, I'm working something other :) – Eonil Jun 15 '11 at 17:02

What is happening - are there any error messages? - Can you ping your windows machine from your mac?

A pretty easy alternative would be TeamViewer.

TeamViewer - the All-In-One Solution for Remote Access and Support over the Internet

TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it. Find out why more than 100 million users trust TeamViewer!

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Thanks for suggestion. But the program is too slow even my machines are on same local network. – Eonil May 16 '11 at 7:21

1) Install...a good VNC server on Windows (UltraVNC probably the best on WXP)(TightVNC works well with W7) 2) Check... if the Mac can "see" the Windows PC (use the ping command inside the terminal app) 3) Install "Chicken of the VNC" on the Mac

Start "Chicken..", write the Windows'IP number in the "host" field, and connect... (good luck)

also, good starting points are: - don't use wireless, but use a "cross cable" between the Mac and the PC (ask the cable to your computer dealer) - if the VNC client or the ping command shows "timeout", then check and perhaps disable the firewalls on Windows (the embedded one and the one included with your antivirus) and disable the firewalls on the Mac (the embedded one and the commercial one if any (I use Intego))

be sure not to be connected to internet when disabling the firewalls

success? ok, now do the same with firewalls "on" and wireless "on" (may be a little harder...)

Notes: - RDP is not VNC, it opens a Windows remote session (usually not the same shown on the Windows monitor) - Ctrl-K is not VNC, it connects to SMB/CIFS shared directories

Hope this helps

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Unfortunately, most apps didn't work I tried. And you can connect to VNC server with Command+K by input something like this: vnc://server. – Eonil Jun 16 '11 at 4:35

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