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    Needcto access a computer long distance

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    Needcto access a computer long distance
    My 90 year old mother lives across the country from me. She has a MacBook os 10.4. I have a macbookpro os10.6.

    She gets her settings out of whack. I am looking for a way to access her computer which uses a different Internet provider so I can reset her mail or Internet preferences instead of trying to talk her through the process.

    Thank you in advance

    George

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    Needcto access a computer long distance
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    Specs:
    2012 MBP i7 2.7 GHz 15" Matte - 16 GB RAM - 120 GB Intel SSD - 500 GB DataDoubler Mac OS 10.9
    My Dad uses a similar approach with his Mother, the remote computer has the Vine Server installed and then he connects via Chicken Of The VNC.
    Unfortunately I don't know all the details but that is the bare bones I remember.

    Look here for some limited info on how to, scroll down to "Accessing your Mac in other ways"
    Remote controlling another Mac
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    Needcto access a computer long distance
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    Needcto access a computer long distance

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    Thank you for the suggestions. We tried iChat last night and she is having trouble registering.

    And so it goes.

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    Needcto access a computer long distance

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    Have you tried using 'Remote Login' found in System Preferences>Sharing?
    Uses SSH, here is a link with instructions on setting it up:
    SSH’ing Into Your Mac | Mac Tricks And Tips

    Cheers.

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