Advice on connections for a new monitor

Started Mar 11, 2013 | Questions thread
Bob Collette Veteran Member • Posts: 3,836
Re: Advice on connections for a new monitor

With Remote Desktop (RDP), all you need for the "remote" computer is for it to be connected via ethernet (either wired or wireless).  When you RDP into the remote computer, you use your "local" keyboard, mouse, and monitor.  No need to switch anything.  Currently, I have an old computer that I'm using as a media server.  It's sitting down in my basement.  Just the computer: no monitor, keyboard, or mouse connected.  When I want to change something, I RDP into it from my desktop or laptop computers and make whatever changes I need.  The only thing you can't do via RDP is to make changes that would "kill" your network, since you're dependent upon the network to control the remote computer.

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