Register Hello & Welcome to AndroidTablets.net, is this your first visit?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Thanks Tree3Thanks

Thread: Remote Desktop using Android Tablet

  1. #1
    Junior Member Achievements:
    Tagger Second Class

    Member #
    72539
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4

    Remote Desktop using Android Tablet

    I'm currently using a quite powerful laptop at home (which I often need to travel with) and have a very powerful desktop at work.

    However, I recently began wondering whether it is possible to utilise the power of my work desktop through remote access on a cheaper laptop or alternatively an Android tablet. I have tried googling for people using this setup, with little success. Am I missing anyting? Is remote desktop too slow for this to be feasible?

  2. # ADS
    Ads
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many

  3. #2
    Administrator Achievements:
    50,000 Experience Points 25,000 Experience Points 10,000 Experience Points 5,000 Experience Points 1,000 Experience Points

    Member #
    4111
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Edina, MN USA
    Posts
    3,651
    Thanked
    556 times
    Device
    HTC Thunderbolt, ViewSonic GTab, Huawei S7, Gentouch 78
    i do it all the time, so yes it is possible and there are several ways to do it.

    Easiest is Logmein ignition, I leave it running on my Work and Home machines and am able to remote to my desktops. This is the normal way I do it. I also have Citrix Receiver installed for when I need a more secure connection.
    zeptus thanked this.
    Peter B. - email: tardis@androidtablets.net | Twitter: pbbrauer | Google+: pbbrauer | gTalk: pbbrauer@gmail.com
    Current Devices, ROMs:
    (Active) VZW Samsung Galaxy Nexus- Rooted, Android ICS 4.0.2 | ASUS Transformer Prime TF201- Rooted, Unlocked, Virtuous Prime-9.4.2.15 v1 ROM
    (Retired) Viewsonic gTab - Rooted, Flashback 10.3 (Honeycomb) | Huawei S7 - Rooted, Froyo Fusion R2 | (Other) Nook Color (2 of these) | Gentouch 7/8 - Rooted, Lincrackers Pirate 3

    Remember to "Thank" people that help you out! |Click here for general Questions?

  4. #3
    Administrator Achievements:
    50,000 Experience Points 25,000 Experience Points 10,000 Experience Points 5,000 Experience Points 1,000 Experience Points

    Member #
    4111
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Edina, MN USA
    Posts
    3,651
    Thanked
    556 times
    Device
    HTC Thunderbolt, ViewSonic GTab, Huawei S7, Gentouch 78
    Hey, BTW noticed it is your first post! Welcome to the forum, glad to have you here!

    Cheers,
    Peter
    Peter B. - email: tardis@androidtablets.net | Twitter: pbbrauer | Google+: pbbrauer | gTalk: pbbrauer@gmail.com
    Current Devices, ROMs:
    (Active) VZW Samsung Galaxy Nexus- Rooted, Android ICS 4.0.2 | ASUS Transformer Prime TF201- Rooted, Unlocked, Virtuous Prime-9.4.2.15 v1 ROM
    (Retired) Viewsonic gTab - Rooted, Flashback 10.3 (Honeycomb) | Huawei S7 - Rooted, Froyo Fusion R2 | (Other) Nook Color (2 of these) | Gentouch 7/8 - Rooted, Lincrackers Pirate 3

    Remember to "Thank" people that help you out! |Click here for general Questions?

  5. #4
    Junior Member Achievements:
    Tagger Second Class

    Member #
    72539
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4
    Many thanks Peter! Really appreciate the prompt reply.

    I became hesitant when I couldn't find much information about this kind of usage online... Most people referring to these solutions (logmein, GoToMyPC etc) seem to typically use it to access work-files when working from home. I'm curious of what the limits are of remote access... would it for example be feasible to play PC games (running on work desktop) on the tablet? I will make some experimentation with my laptop tonight I think.

  6. #5
    Administrator Achievements:
    50,000 Experience Points 25,000 Experience Points 10,000 Experience Points 5,000 Experience Points 1,000 Experience Points

    Member #
    4111
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Edina, MN USA
    Posts
    3,651
    Thanked
    556 times
    Device
    HTC Thunderbolt, ViewSonic GTab, Huawei S7, Gentouch 78
    I don't know about games, there is a lag for sure. I do however have a lot of experience doing this for remote desktop support and am able to walk through PowerPoint presentations, working with things like Quicken or configuration setups, etc. and those all work.

    Thereare also ways to reverse this, where you can control the tablet from your PC if you are interested.
    zeptus thanked this.
    Peter B. - email: tardis@androidtablets.net | Twitter: pbbrauer | Google+: pbbrauer | gTalk: pbbrauer@gmail.com
    Current Devices, ROMs:
    (Active) VZW Samsung Galaxy Nexus- Rooted, Android ICS 4.0.2 | ASUS Transformer Prime TF201- Rooted, Unlocked, Virtuous Prime-9.4.2.15 v1 ROM
    (Retired) Viewsonic gTab - Rooted, Flashback 10.3 (Honeycomb) | Huawei S7 - Rooted, Froyo Fusion R2 | (Other) Nook Color (2 of these) | Gentouch 7/8 - Rooted, Lincrackers Pirate 3

    Remember to "Thank" people that help you out! |Click here for general Questions?

  7. #6
    Junior Member Achievements:
    Tagger Second Class

    Member #
    72539
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4
    To be honest, the main heavy usage will probably be Matlab or other computational software. I want to have the ability to do changes to code and initiate simulations. How demanding is this on the tablet itself (I'm hoping almost all the load comes on the desktop).

    If I may ask a related question: how does Android tablets compare to Windows tablets when it comes to Remote Desktop-ing? I've and Android smartphone and am really pleased with it, and from my initial survey the top tablets seem to come with Android. However I've heard a few people say that the Windows tablets might be better if I intend to use Remote Desktop heavily as they are "more compatible". Would you have any thoughts on this (I appreciate that I'm asking this in a biased forum)?

    I would also be happy any other thoughts you could share on what features should be the key ones to look out for.

  8. #7
    Administrator Achievements:
    50,000 Experience Points 25,000 Experience Points 10,000 Experience Points 5,000 Experience Points 1,000 Experience Points

    Member #
    4111
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Edina, MN USA
    Posts
    3,651
    Thanked
    556 times
    Device
    HTC Thunderbolt, ViewSonic GTab, Huawei S7, Gentouch 78
    I have no issues remoting in to my machines, and it works just fine. As far as what you are doing, all the heavy lifting is done on the target machine, so your PC does the work your Tablet is just a remote display device. When I am using Citrix Receiver on my ASUS I have had people that think I am using a Windows Tablet, they cannot tell the difference.
    zeptus thanked this.
    Peter B. - email: tardis@androidtablets.net | Twitter: pbbrauer | Google+: pbbrauer | gTalk: pbbrauer@gmail.com
    Current Devices, ROMs:
    (Active) VZW Samsung Galaxy Nexus- Rooted, Android ICS 4.0.2 | ASUS Transformer Prime TF201- Rooted, Unlocked, Virtuous Prime-9.4.2.15 v1 ROM
    (Retired) Viewsonic gTab - Rooted, Flashback 10.3 (Honeycomb) | Huawei S7 - Rooted, Froyo Fusion R2 | (Other) Nook Color (2 of these) | Gentouch 7/8 - Rooted, Lincrackers Pirate 3

    Remember to "Thank" people that help you out! |Click here for general Questions?

  9. #8
    Junior Member Achievements:
    Tagger Second Class

    Member #
    72539
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4
    Thanks a lot for your input. I'm strongly leaning towards buying an Android tablet now. Will do some further research a few more days probably =)

  10. #9
    Super Moderator
    Points: 15,835, Level: 80
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    10,000 Experience Points 5,000 Experience Points Tagger First Class 1 year registered Tagger Second Class

    Member #
    39074
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    /EARTH/USA/NC/
    Posts
    1,981
    Thanked
    501 times
    Points
    15,835
    Level
    80
    Device
    ASUS TF101
    I use either the 2X Remote Desktop client which uses RDC/Terminal Services to connect, or SplashTop HD. Splashtop is awesome for remoting to my Media Center machine and I can use Windows Media Center (even watching 1080p) streaming to my Transformer from anywhere inside my house. Some users have even used this setup to play World of Warcraft using their tablet as a monitor. If you are close enough to your PC, you can even use a wireless controller to your PC and see the display on your tablet.

    Remotely/away from home, streaming video is hit and miss. I only have 1.5 Mbps upload so it does not work to well. If you have 5 Mbps upload speeds, you should be able to stream remotely (maybe not gaming, but video) using splashtop HD since it has some crazy video compression algoritms.


    Asus Transformer 16 GB & Dock - Munchin on Jelly Beans
    crApple iP*one 5 - Stock

    Just once I want someone to call me Sir without adding you're making a scene. - Homer Jay Simpson

  11. #10
    Member Achievements:
    1 year registered 1,000 Experience Points 3 months registered 500 Experience Points 250 Experience Points

    Member #
    58969
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    37
    Thanked
    8 times
    Device
    Superpad i7
    I use the free Team Viewer (has nice android app too) on pc's and tablet to log into my personal PC, work PC and SCADA pump-station monitoring machine remotely. Works great.


 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Ads:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. [REQ] Remote desktop - control of tablet FROM PC
    By JimDantin in forum Android Tablet Usage, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-30-2011, 04:12 AM
  2. Remote desktop app for Samsung Tab....
    By ANDTAB in forum Android Tablet Apps
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-21-2011, 08:03 PM
  3. splashtop remote desktop hd?
    By fondoo in forum Motorola Tablets
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-04-2011, 09:17 AM
  4. Remote Desktop Apps
    By talex in forum Android Tablet Apps
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-27-2010, 03:42 PM
  5. Remote Desktop Apps
    By talex in forum Android Tablet Usage, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-27-2010, 03:42 PM

Search tags for this page

best tablet to buy rthat works with remote desktop connection
,
can i use remote desktop access to play hearthstone on my tablet?
,

can use remote desktop on tablet

,
can you set up remote desktop on a tablet
,

how do you setup remote desktop on your android tablet

,

how to set up remote desktop on tablet

,

how to use remote desktop in windows 8 to an android tablet

,
how to use remote desktop windows 8 from android tablet
,

remote desktop on tablet

,

remote desktop using tablet

,
tablets compatible with microsoft remote desktop
,
using remote desktop with android tablet
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.11
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Android Tablets.net is not affiliated or associated with Google, Android Project or any of the device manufacturers listed on this site.
We are simply an enthusiast site.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:36 PM.