I am about to purchase a Nexus 7. I will predominantly be using it for Excel spreadsheets, Outlook and Smart Notebook – so using it as a Windows 7 PC is a very appealing prospect.
I am, however, novice enough to not understand how it works. Do I need to have my laptop on and connected to the internet? Say if I were at work and connected to wifi, would I have to have my laptop running at home?
Can Splashback be put on a network? So I could access my work computer from home?
I’ve not used Splashtop but have used similar apps. Based on this information, yes your N7 and host PC will both need to be on and connected to the internet for you to use this.
As for adding it to a work network, that depends on how strict your company’s network policy is. Some might be happy with it, but if you work for a large company (or even a small one) don’t be surprised if you’re banned from installing remote access software which hasn’t been OKd by the network team first!
I’ve got it up and running on my home network, essentially there is an app running on your PC, when you fire this up it gives you a code that you’ll then enter into the Splashtop app running on your N7.
In theory this will work over the net and potentially with your work PC but as Mike says, it will depend on your work network and whether they let you run the app on your PC and through any security in place. This can be a pain so check you have a sympathetic network admin!
I will mention that it was quite fiddly to use, not the worst experience in the world but not really fun either. I’m not sure I’d use it to do real work, but it could be useful to keep an eye on things.
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