chrishoffman at October 24th, 2013 06:41 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/174301/how-to-access-a-windows-desktop-from-your-tablet-or-phone/
iPads and Android tablets can’t run Windows apps locally, but they can access a Windows desktops remotely — even with a physical keyboard. In a pinch, the same tricks can be used to access a Windows desktop from a smartphone.
nsdcars5 at October 24th, 2013 07:05 — #2
Fun fact: If you're using TeamViewer, there is a “touch screen mode”, which can be used to experience Modern UI on Windows 8. I often just connect my laptop to my Nexus 7 via TeamViewer to play Modern games.
But the Modern UI isn't much better on a touch screen. Just a bit more difficult to use.
microsvc at October 24th, 2013 15:08 — #3
I use logmein, but that Android app is $29. That wont be happening.
anybodysguess at October 24th, 2013 18:00 — #4
Does anybody know how to do this over the local area network?
I would like to control any of my computers from my tablet, but my internet connection is not nearly fast enough.
I really only want to do this from home, for monitoring downloads and such. Is there any software that works just like team viewer but will work over the local wifi network, or even a setting in team viewer?
smithderek76 at October 24th, 2013 19:18 — #5
I personally like Wyse PocketCloud for remote desktop from an Android phone. I have since switched to Windows Phone 8 and haven't found any good alternatives to use remote desktop. My tablet is a Asus Vivo Tab Smart with Windows 8.1 so I just use LogMeIn and Hamachi to access computers and files also have a Subsonic server and a Slingbox so I have access to all media via the web
nsdcars5 at October 25th, 2013 05:49 — #6
Sure. The Microsoft Remote Desktop, the one in the post, will work awesomely for LAN too.
stickman803 at October 25th, 2013 19:29 — #7
Splashtop goes on sale every now and then, I got it for free, and it is designed to work over an existing network.