Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 6
Default Using a notebook to control another computer

I am setting up my pentium 3 as a cd/dvd copier. I have all the hardware already but I don't have a monitor - actually I don't have space for a monitor on my desk. Is there any way I can install software on my p3 and my notebook so that I can use my notebook to control my p3?
__________________

pengyou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

"ultravnc"
works real well
connects through the internet or through a local network
__________________

__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
BSOD
 
monksgeorge21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 83
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

it would be good make sure ur laptop monitor is not on otherwise what is the point that is what i have.
monksgeorge21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

www.logmein.com Nuff said.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
DJ-CHRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,203
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via MSN to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via Yahoo to DJ-CHRIS
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by pengyou View Post
I am setting up my pentium 3 as a cd/dvd copier. I have all the hardware already but I don't have a monitor - actually I don't have space for a monitor on my desk. Is there any way I can install software on my p3 and my notebook so that I can use my notebook to control my p3?
Both VNC and Logmein will work well. I use both for different purposes (VNC for unix equipment, logmein for remote PC's behind routers). I have another suggestion if you are running Windows XP PRO or better (Or server 2000). Look into running Remote Desktop, as this is one of the most efficient remote control peices of software on the market IMO.

Logmein can be brutally slow across a LAN in comparasion to other software.
DJ-CHRIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 01:55 AM   #6
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 210
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

logmeins the way to go, works really well and a doddle to set up
__________________
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Gigabyte GA965 DS3 Mobo
2GB DDR2SD RAM
XFX NVIDIA GTX260 Black
adamr100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 03:06 AM   #7
BSOD
 
monksgeorge21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 83
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

just do what i said
monksgeorge21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 08:57 AM   #8
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by monksgeorge21 View Post
just do what i said
What you said didn't help the problem. cut out the useless crap.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 12:02 PM   #9
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

I'll try VNC again. If I can run two more PCs, I could try to run a small 16-way control with 2 PCs. (1 for 3-9, 2 for 10-16). Effiecient for File sharing server and such. Who knows? I could even run a homemade jukebox
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 12:32 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
esa193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,210
Send a message via AIM to esa193
Default Re: Using a notebook to control another computer

hey wait
i have a shitty shitty laptop
p3 128mb of ram
could i hook it up so i could wirelessly play games in my room instead of being on my downstairs pc
__________________

__________________
antec 900, q6600, 4G, 500G, 160G, 9800gtx, 780i, 47in 1080ptv, 5.1 surround sound

MacArthur wrestling pwns!
esa193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0