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Is it possible to connect to a remote computer if you only have the IP address but not the password? I'm on Mac 10.8.4
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For CotVNC to work, that remote computer must be first be running the VNC server. If it's a remote Mac, then screen sharing does that. But you will still need the password to get in..

What are you trying to connect to?

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That will only work if no password has been set. However, I'd recommend against using a password less based server - that's terribly unsecure and should be fixed the next chance you get.

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I'm trying to connect to another Mac. I know the system password but not the wireless router password, which I think is the one required.
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No, the password you want is the password set for the remote login service (in this case, VNC). The wireless password has nothing to do with remote login.

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So would the remote computer need to have Cotvnc installed on it?
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See post # 2

Plenty of tutorials to be found using google - here's one.

No, you can't just hack into someone else's remote computer and gain control of it just with their IP address unless that computer is allowing it.

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