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VPN/Screen sharing from Mac to iPad1?
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Feb 5, 2016, 10:59 AM
I'm trying to share my Mac's screen over wifi on my local network to my first gen iPad. But i cant seem to find a decent, free VPN app for the iPad. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Essentially, i want to control and view my Mac's screen from my iPad only on my local network.

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Feb 5, 2016, 11:17 AM
The iOS 5 limitation is going to be a real problem. I'll see what I can find.
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Feb 11, 2016, 11:37 PM
I, too, would like to do this. I carry both my MB Pro and iPad with me everywhere I go and it would be great if I could somehow extend my MB's screen onto the iPad or otherwise control the iPad screen. I also carry a bluetooth keyboard for the ipad but it's becoming confusing and tedius to continually switch between the two.
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Feb 12, 2016, 06:51 AM
GOOD and FREE are two entirely different things with these apps, it seems. I'll sic my head review guy on a bunch of them.
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Feb 20, 2016, 11:11 AM
I don't know of any free solution, but for what it's worth, most VNC clients on iOS suck.

Here is what does works (and it works even on iOS 5), I have been using it for years:

iTeleport | Home

It's hand down the best VNC / Remote Access implementation there is on iOS (they even have a patent on the touchscreen implementation)
SSH encrypted transmission
Can access Macs and Windows
Works from inside your WLAN, as well as from outside (e.g. connected on any WiFi, or 3/4G)

Only Con:
Costs $25

Seriously though, for me, this was the best $25 I ever spent for an iOS app. I wouldn't miss it.

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