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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing

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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing
    Here's the set up:

    Me: G5 Tower, (last PowerPC model before the switch), OSX 10.5.8. Connecting with Motorola 5B5101 cable modem to Charter Communications

    Father: G5 iMac, OSX 10.5.8 (upgrading to Snow Leopard in a day or two) connecting through an Airport Extreme ---> cable modem (don't know the model) to Charter Communications.

    Mother: G4 mini OSX 10.3? connects through same Airport Extreme as father.

    My parents have got the notion I'm their personal tech support available 24/7. I'm tired of being called at midnight to be asked to run over to their house and fix something because they can't properly explain over the phone. (Mother just wants me to come over, father thinks he knows all and tries jumping ahead and making things worse)

    I need to set up static IPs for all three of us so I can access their Macs from my home and access my Mac when I'm at their place.

    I need to be able to use desktop sharing (no, I can't afford Apple Remote Desktop) as well as FileMaker Pro 10.

    I did get help from FileMaker tech a few years ago to set up a static IP for FMP use on my Dad's iMac about 2 years ago, but I can't find the notes and he had to get the whole system replaced after 2 bad sound boards.

    I'm not your garden variety idiot. I used to work at Apple (HyperCard 2.0 team), and did Tech Support at Symantec. So, I'm a much more advanced idiot.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jim

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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing

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    I have a similar problem except going over to my mother's or sister's to be their geek squad involves a 2.5 hour flight! Is there any solution other than Apple Remote Desktop which seems more oriented towards workplace network management?

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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing

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    There is no need to have static IP`s when there are variety of Desktop Sharing applications available such as webex.com, gomeetnow.com, gotomeeting.com etc to select from. Alternatively, you can even consider to have on premise web conferencing appliance installed such as rhubcom.com.

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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing
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    Agreed. logmein.com has PowerPc and Intel clients. It's free, secure and needs zero network config.
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing
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    Probably a safe bet that most of the tools we have now weren't available in 2009 when this post was created..
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    Need Help to Link Me and My Parents - Static IPs for Filemaker and Desktop Sharing
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    Doh! Lured in another zombie thread........
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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