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Old 10-05-2014, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Access desktop via laptop?

Hi all,

I was wondering if it would be possible to hook up my desktop so that it would be displayed on my laptop. I was thinking of possibly through RDP if I had both connected through ethernet or cross-over cable?

My desk space won't allow to use a desktop, monitor, keyboard, and laptop with docking station hooked up to a KVM (which was my original thought so I have all the equipment).

Ideally I'd like a way to be able to access my desktop via the laptop on my desk. The desktop currently does not have a wireless card installed. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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What are you wanting to do exactly? If you're just wanting to view things, then Remote Desktop would be fine.

If you're wanting to play games or something like that...then RD won't be what you're looking for. You'll probably want to get a bigger desk for room with a mouse/keyboard/monitor for the desktop in that case.
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What are you wanting to do exactly? If you're just wanting to view things, then Remote Desktop would be fine.

If you're wanting to play games or something like that...then RD won't be what you're looking for. You'll probably want to get a bigger desk for room with a mouse/keyboard/monitor for the desktop in that case.
I'd just be looking to run some utilities on it - converting movies, playing with some security programs, etc. Definitely not looking to play games on it.
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