Using old Macbook as 2nd screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oceanjaws, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. oceanjaws macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2007
    Walsden, West Yorkshire
    I've downloaded Screenrecycler and Jollyfast as demos and i have my old MB as an extension screen for my MBPro.
    The colour is a bit off, but the real problem is that it is slow and choppy.
    Anybody got a better way to use an old MB as an extension screen?
    Perhaps I should use a network cable between them instead of airport?
    My OS is 10.6.8.
  2. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2013
    DMV Area
    In my experience, a Gigabit Ethernet connection works wonders compared to AirPort, regardless. Might I suggest you give Teleport a try, it's not exactly a screen extension, but it allows you to control your Mac with another keyboard and mouse, though it can be a pain to configure. Before I got my desktop, I used to go from a 2009 MacBook to an old Dual 500 G4 just for the screen real estate.

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