Remote desktop from PC to Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by BeatCrazy, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Hi all,

    Got my first mini, and set it up this weekend. So far, it is working well.

    The problem is that I'm currently using an HDTV as a monitor. I'd like to use my 24" Samsung LCD, but I have to use it for my Windows 7 PC (gets more use now). The LCD only has a single DVI input which the PC is using.

    I realize I could get a DVI KVM switch, but those are not cheap. Is there any software for Windows 7 that would allow me to access the desktop of the mini?
     
  2. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That seems to work pretty well. Thank you for the tip!
     
  3. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess Teamview works via open ports, and tunnels via internet through their servers?

    Actually, I may spring for a DVI KVM switch. The quality is only mediocre, and there is a bit of lag.
     
  4. indg macrumors 6502

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    i've used synergy before in the past when i had a windows pc along with my macbook. it had some issues, but when it worked it worked great:
    http://synergy-foss.org/
     
  5. indg macrumors 6502

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    oops nevermind. it misread your post. sounds like you're trying to share a mac and pc with a single display.

    turn on screen sharing on the mac and use vnc.
     
  6. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How do I use VNC with windows?
     
  7. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think I will be better served by a hardware solution. I'm going to try a Gefen DVI KVM I found for $50.
     
  8. bamf macrumors 6502

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    Make sure the KVM supports HDCP...
     
  9. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    GEFEN DVI KVM SL EXT-DVIKVM-241SL. According to literature, it does.
     

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