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Anyone using a thinkpad 2 to remote access a thinkpad laptop

#1 Post by gregroscoe » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:53 pm

I have a thinkpad edge e530 running windows 7 pro. I am thinking about buying a Lenovo - ThinkPad Tablet 2 10.1 inch Model: Tablet 2 - 367927US. It has windows 8 pro and wifi. I am wondering how good this will work to remote access the laptop. I am a mechanic and I want to be able to access my laptop, which is on my toolbox, from inside the car with a tablet.

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#2 Post by BillMorrow » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:22 pm

interesting question..
AND, BTW, unless you need a digital pen with the tablet 2 there are a few really good deals for refurb tablet 2's at lenovo ($250 more or less) and with the pen at amazon)..

exactly what do you mean when you say "access" your thinkpad laptop from a tablet 2..?

welcome to the forum..

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AND, just FWIW i use a thinkpad tablet running android to talk to the computer on my elderly mercedes S600.. the very difficult 2001 model with the poor electronics..
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#3 Post by gregroscoe » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:41 pm

I know i could probably just run everything through the tablet and leave the labtop out of it but, everything here is hardwired running on window 7 pro. Thats what gm (who i work for) recommends. my computer is hardwired to the network and so is the car. We do have wifi but i dont want to do programing over wireless. We have tried and sometimes it doesnt work and then we have a mess. Basicilly I am looking for a wireless touch screen monitor. I want to be able to control and see my laptop which is on my toolbox from the car. I know this is a round about way of doing it but i want to program the way gm says to but be able to see and control it wireless. If you have any other way of doing it im up for suggestions.

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#4 Post by BillMorrow » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:44 pm

heh..

I never thought about it..

i'm sure there is an app that I can't think of at the moment which will allow you remote control of your laptop..
maybe over a Bluetooth link or more likely a wifi link to the laptop and not the general wifi setup for the dealership or shop.. a peer to peer wifi link.. but its been so long that I've tried anything out of the ordinary I have little more to offer just now..

maybe ask in the general questions rather than the tablet conference..

I can move this thread there if you wish..
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Re: Anyone using a thinkpad 2 to remote access a thinkpad la

#5 Post by ansible212 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:03 am

Microsoft Remote Desktop is available for Android devices amongst others such as 2X Remote Desktop Client:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... dc.android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tux.client

There is also a Chrome Remote Desktop extension, which once added to Chrome on a PC enables you to remote desktop in from your Android device via Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... henigjmpp/
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Re: Anyone using a thinkpad 2 to remote access a thinkpad la

#6 Post by gregroscoe » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:29 am

Thanks, after I posted I realized I maby should have posted this in a different section. That would be great if you could move it .

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