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#1 Sethre

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

So I have a weird question that I can't figure out on my own. 

 

Is it possible to connect my laptop, monitor, and desktop all up together? Because what I want to do is have my desktop run on the monitor (like normal) and have my laptop just run normally as well, but I would like them to be all connected (idk if thats kind of like dual booting them together) so I could just have one mouse for both computers instead of several mice.

 

I honestly am not sure if I can even attempt something like that, so if anyone else has some info that would be cool.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

Also I want to hook all of them together so I only need one keyboard..


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

Well since they have unique USB ports it wouldn't be possible with a wired mouse and keyboard.

 

However, if you bought two mice or two keyboards made by the same company you could probably put the usb attachment into each computer and use one mouse to control them both since it would likely be the same signal running.

 

Never actually done it though so can't be 100%



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

Hmm, thats not a bad idea... I'll have to read into that and see if it would work. If it does that would be sweet.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

It's called a KVM switch. You plug your USB stuff (mouse, keyboard, flash drive, whatever) into as well as your VGA/DVI (or whatever you use for your monitor) into it, then plug the KVM switch into both computers and you're set.

 

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#6 Sethre

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:25 PM

Thanks for the info, Emo! :D


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

If you don't need high frame rate, just use remote desktop.  

 

If your Ethernet adapters go unused (you use wifi for both systems), maybe an Ethernet cable with a separate class C network that doesn't conflict with your home LAN would give you a tolerable remote desktop 'feel'.

 

just plug in the cable to both systems, give both boxes a static IP via network connection manager.

192.168.138.2/3

subnet 255.255.255.0

default gateway of 192.168.138.1 <- this is probably not needed anyway

 

 

Then just use remote desktop to connect to the 192.168.138.x system.  Not sure what the performance is between Windows and VNC and whatever else is out there.

 

Most newer network cards are able to negotiate automatically when connected to the same device type, even with a straight through cable... so a cross over cable is probably not needed.

 

Here is a better tut: http://superuser.com...ime-as-wireless

 

You can also use File Sharing across this dedicated bus.  You should get the full 1Gbps bandwidth too



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

If you don't need high frame rates, just use remote desktop.

This is def an option, but I personally can't stand using remote desktop for any form of long term use. The dithering and font changes drive me crazy.



#9 Sethre

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Yeah I'm with Emo on that one, I want good quality and frame rates because I'll be using it for gaming and everything else as well, so bad quality and low frame rates would suck.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

Yeah I'm with Emo on that one, I want good quality and frame rates because I'll be using it for gaming and everything else as well, so bad quality and low frame rates would suck.

 

I assumed you wouldn't be gaming from BOTH PCs at the same time... but in that case you will probably also want a KVM that supports HDMI rather than Analog RGB. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817399101

 

However, I'm not sure how well features like HDCP would appreciate switching inputs on the fly.  I'm sure whoever you buy the product from will tell you its compliant.  :lol:



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:54 PM

PCs are now used by almost everyone in some aspect of daily life.I would sometimes wonder what's inside a computer or how the latest computer technologies work?

 

 



#12 Mister Sympa

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

Yes, strange spambot, I wonder that too...


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