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How to connect desktop & laptop

   
9:59 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi folks,

I am fed up with transfering data between my desktop and laptop. Is there a convenient way to connect desktop and laptop? I do not want a simple LAN connection via router or direct connection via USB

I ever saw some folks can operate their desktop/laptop on another machine, and can move mouse on either desktop's or laptop's monitor. They can copy,paste,drag any file in one pc to another,using either pc's mouse.

How can I do that? Thanks

12:03 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Depends on what operating system you have. Some of them come with remote desktop installed on them, which means you're still using a network connection to copy and paste files from one to another. If you just want to sit on the coach with your laptop and operate your desktop, try this link:
[google.com...]
and maybe look at pcanywhere or tightvnc or gotomypc.com
12:53 am on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I use a free version of a popular remote PC software. I couldn't live without it.
4:58 pm on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I do not want a simple LAN connection via router or direct connection via USB

Why not? A LAN connection is the best way to achieve this. Just what did you have in mind? A Vulcan mind-meld?

I ever saw some folks can operate their desktop/laptop on another machine, and can move mouse on either desktop's or laptop's monitor. They can copy,paste,drag any file in one pc to another,using either pc's mouse.

This is pretty easy. You don't need remote terminal or desktop sharing software for this. I assume you will use the laptop's own monitor, and just want to share the mouse/keyboard. Synergy will do this:

[synergy2.sourceforge.net...]

Synergy will let you share one mouse/keyboard amongst several machines, and will allow you to cut and paste between machines. It's free, open-source software. What you CAN'T do is drag files between one and the other.

Oh, you'll be needing that LAN connection, though.

3:56 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How about buying USB Bluetooth? One for your desktop and one for your notebook?