Controlling a laptop with the iphone via cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phaedarus, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. phaedarus macrumors regular

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    Occasionally, I will VNC to my laptop when I'm not bringing it with me if I happen to find wi-fi using my iphone.

    I've always wondered though, if it is possible to control a host PC/Mac from an iphone using just the USB cable without Wi-Fi?

    Why would I want this? Just for the fun of using my cushioned laptop in my backpack with a cable wire running to my iphone while on the way to the bus stop.

    Any possibility of this?
     
  2. lolwutalan macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If anything, you'd have to leave the laptop open and running, so if it was in your backpack, it would probably end up closing.
     
  3. phaedarus thread starter macrumors regular

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    It should be possible to disable sleep mode or adjust energy savings to make it possible for a semi-closed laptop to operate.
     
  4. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    if you have something like the mac app called insomniacs (spelling?) then yes your laptop will stay "on" if the lid is closed.
     

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