Thursday, May 26, 2016

Share board and Mouse Between Two Computers Connected with LAN Cable

I have a laptop and a desktop and I use them simultaneously for my work. But the problem arises with moving around my hands to ch mouse-board set while working on both computers.

If you use multiple computers in your workplace, sharing one board and a mouse between the computers may be life saving approach for you.

InputDirector can be right choice for those who use multiple computers and want to share only one board-mouse set across them.
How to setup your computers to share one mouse-board set
First of all you have to have your computers connected with a network via LAN cable or other network connector. Here, I will show how to configure computers to connect via LAN cable and share a mouse and board set.
How to connect two computers through LAN cable
Insert the plugs into the LAN ports of the both computers. The lights in the ports should blink. If you are in 7, go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing center in ch computer and click on Change adapter settings from the left sidebar. Then right-click on the Local Ar Connection icon and choose Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties button.

Now, switch to Use the following IP address field by selecting the radio button and put at the IP address field in one computer and put in another. In both computer, the Subnet mask should be Click OK while you are done.

That’s all to configure your computers to connect them via a LAN cable. The rl fun starts now!!
Here, I will use two terms: “Master” and “Slave”. Say, Computer 1 (whose mouse and board you want to share with other) is master and Computer 2 is slave. Both of them are connected trough a Local Network Connection and you can use only one set of board and mouse with both of them; more over you can share files, documents and also the clipboard which allows you to copy-paste any thing between those computers. Following are the steps in details.
1. Install InputDirector in both computers.
2. Open InputDirector in the Master computer and hd to the “Global Preferences” tab. Select “On Start: Input Director is Enabled as Master” as well as the check box “Share Clipboard” to copy files quickly across the computers. Also change the Preferred Network Interface by clicking on the Change button and select the right entry for your LAN card from the drop-down list.

3. Flip to the “Master configuration” tab and click on the Add button to add the Slave computer name. You can get the slave computer’s name by Right-clicking on Computer then choosing Properties at the slave computer. Once you get the computer name, put it at the Host name field, then click OK.

After adding the name, it will appr in the Slave systems list.
4. Go to the slave computer and open InputDirector. Flip to the Global Preference tab and select the option “On start:” as Input Director is enabled as a Slave, Change the Preferred Network Interface in a similar way that you did in your Master computer

5. Hd to the Slave Configuration tab and you should see the master computer’s name at the Master hostname list. Select the radio button saying Allow any computer to take control.

Once you are done, you will see a system notifiion saying “The Slave system is now available”.
How to share the mouse
After a successful configuration of InputDirector, move the mouse to the edge of your Master computer and it will appr in the Slave computer’s monitor. Now you can do everything by the mouse as if it is connected separately with it.
How to Share the board
The board will work in that computer in which the mouse apprs. Suppose, you are in the master computer and want to type some thing in the salve computer; just move your mouse to the edge of your screen and get in into the slave computer. The board automatically gets activated for the slave computer and you cam type everything at everywhere with the board.
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