Logmein is a company that develops and markets remote access technologies. Their two most popular products are Logmein Pro / Free, which is permanently installed on a PC to provide remote access, and Logmein Rescue, which is used by support professionals to provide one-time remote support without installing a persistent application. This tutorial will walk you through installing Logmein Pro or Free on a Mac so that you can control it remotely through a web browser.
Install Logmein by downloading and running the remote access software from the internet. Browse to http://www.logmein.com and click the ‘Log In’ button top-right. This should take you to the login screen:
Log in using credentials: Logmein ID: xxxx@xxxxx Password: xxxxxxxx
After logging in, you’ll be presented with one of 2 possible screens, depending on whether or not any computers have already been added to this LogMeIn account. If none have, you’ll see the screen below – click the “Download and install software” button:
If computers have already been added, you’ll see the screen below – in this instance, click the “Add Computer” button:
This will start downloading the install package. Once the download has completed, open the installer:
Accept the license agreement and select ‘Install’:
Enter your username and password when prompted:
The installer will prompt you to enter a computer description – please include the user so that we can easily identify which computer is which:
Once the installer has completed, ensure ‘Start Logmein’ is checked and click ‘Finish’. The mac will now be accessible online via logmein:
Remote access is secured at two levels:
- The logmein remote access console requires a username and password to access;
- To remotely access a computer, a username and password for that computer must be provided.