Help in connecting netbook to a desktop CPU using LAN Cable

December 7, 2012 at 00:26:13
Specs: Win XP / Win 7, 1.6 ghz intel atom, 2gb ddr 3
Hi,

Here is my current setup.

I have a desktop CPU (without monitor) and a Acer D270 netbook.

Desktop CPU has XP (SP3) and Netbook has XP SP3 and Win 7 (Dual boot).

I wish to setup a LAN so I can access and view my desktop PC which is more
powerful than my netbook.

How do I setup the LAN connection or use remote desktop? I have a lengthy crossover cable ready (2 sided RJ45 cable). A detailed description would be helpful so I can follow the procedure to setup at my place.

Regarding performance, how good will it be. The CPU has NVidia Graphics card.

Hope you can help me re-unite with my PC. Feel sorry for having it rott idle. So much power put to waste.

Thanks in Advance,
Regards,
hasbriale

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My Pc Specs:
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz Processor, Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C Motherboard, 2 GB DDR 3 RAM, 500 GB Seagate Barracuda HDD 7200 RPM, MSI N210 NVidia 1 GB GDDR3 Card.

Acer Aspire D270 Netbook


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#1
December 7, 2012 at 01:07:42
I have a desktop CPU (without monitor) and a Acer D270 netbook.

No you don't. You have a desktop computer. A CPU is just one of many chips on the motherboard inside the computer.

This is a CPU:

http://www.xda-developers.com/wp-co...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centra...

To link the two computers together you just plgf the crossover cable into the Ethernet port on each computer and run the Network Setup wizard.

You will Still need a monitor on the desktop in-order to see what you are doing.

Even of you do manage to get them both connected, don't expect blinding permanence from the desktop via the net book. You will still be constrained by the speed of the net book and even more so if everything has to go through a network cable.

The fact that the desktop has an NVidia Graphics card.is irrelevant if it has no monitor. it will be the graphics hardware in the net book that will be doing all the work.

Stuart


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#2
December 7, 2012 at 01:59:23
Thanks Stuart Little, this seems to be a big cat.

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#3
December 7, 2012 at 07:14:39
If all you want to do is use the netbook as a monitor for your dekstop let me ask you one question.....does it (the netbook) have a VGA port?

If so, connect the desktop directly to the netbook using a VGA cable and then use whichever function key (one the netbook) to cycle the view between the netbook and the desktop.

At least, that's what I would do.....

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
December 7, 2012 at 09:43:10
that wouldn't work Curt. That would mean that the VGA port on the net book would be an input port.

VAG ports on computers are output only

Stuart


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#5
December 7, 2012 at 13:13:17
My bad.

It's been a while since I worked on a laptop (about 8 years) but I do recall a couple of the ones I'd worked on could be used that way. I think that was a case of two separate ports though.

Considering how inexpensive a decent LCD monitor is these days, it would probably make more sense just to buy a cheap monitor.......

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
December 7, 2012 at 13:19:23
Technically could just connect the two, and let Windows assign both systems an APIPA address. The better solution is to connect both devices to your router or a switch with a straight patch cable so you can access the Internet from both systems.

Tony


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