How to Access Your Home Desktop from iPad

  1. Set up screen sharing on the Mac (Screen Sharing, is nothing else than VNC server.)
  2. Set up your router/DHCP server to always assign the same IP address to your Mac, or set an assigned I.P. to your desktop on your network.
  3. Set up your router to pass all traffic on port 5900 (VNC) to your Desktop (the IP address from step 2.)
  4. Create an account on DynDNS, create a dynamic host, and set up a client for DynDNS on your Mac (some routers include a client for DynDNS.) This will make a host like yourname.dyndns.org always pointing to your current public IP address.
  5. Make your VNC client (on the iPad) connect to your dynamic host (yourname.dyndns.org.)