Using MacWise with an iPhone or iPad
Using MacWise as a virtual terminal on your iPhone.
September 12, 2008
There have been several requests to create a MacWise iPhone app. Unfortunately, that would require a jail-broken iPhone and a year of programming time. But the next best thing is actually very cool and has advantages over a limited-function iPhone app. It uses Virtual Network Computing (VNC) to let you see and control your Mac screen from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad. It's just as if you were sitting in front of your Mac using MacWise.
MacWise version 11.45 or later includes a special screen size for the iPhone.
To use MacWise on your iPhone you will need a Virtual Network Computing program such as Mocha VNC or iTeleport installed on your iPhone. The Mocha VNC program allows you to use your Mac remotely from your iPhone and it is currently $5.99 from the iTunes Store.
NOTE: There is also an iPad version of iTeleport
First click on one of the above VNC apps to get it from the iTunes store and install on your iPhone.
Then install MacWise on your Mac and set up your Mac to allow screen sharing with VNC.
Enable Screen Sharing on your Mac
Local network vs remote network
If your iPhone is in the same location as your Mac and you are connected via the wireless network, you can just use the Mac computer name as the IP address in your VNC software on the iPhone. For instance, "intelmac.local"
If your Mac is connected to a router, you will need to set up the router to forward port 5900 to your Mac IP addreess. Then you will use the WAN IP address of your router as the IP address in the VNC software on the iPhone. You can get your WAN IP address here
Using MacWise on your iPhone
On your iPhone, set up the VNC software with the correct IP address and password.
Then login to your Mac.
Select "iPhone window" from the Window Menu in MacWise.
That's it. You are now using MacWise as if you were sitting in front of your Mac controlling it with your iPhone.
NOTE: This all sounds rather complicated, but after you get it all set up, It is extremely easy to use. Just tap the VNC icon on your iPhone and connect to your Mac.
To purchase an upgrade, visit www.macwise.com
MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal -- connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function keys, connection scripts and more.
MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. Supports ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode. SCO ANSI is also supported.
For more information and a demo, visit www.macwise.com
Visit Carnation Software for other Macintosh Software at www.carnationsoftware.com
1. Built in Modem
If your office uses a business computer that allows you to log in as a terminal, you can use MacWise to access your business data from your Macintosh when you are out of the office (or in the office)
MacWise will connect your Mac to the office computer using your modem or with ethernet using a lan connection in your office or over the Internet.
For more information, contact Carnation Software by phone (512) 858-9234, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.