5 Easy Steps On How To Connect CPU To Laptop Without Monitor
If so, here’s how to do it with success:
- First, you’ll need an Ethernet cable.
- Next, connect the Ethernet cable to the CPU and the laptop on the same network. This can be done using a network switch or connecting them directly in one of your NICs for maximum speed.
- The next step is making sure that both devices are turned off and making sure there’s a good connection between them (i.e., no loose wires).
- Lastly, if both devices have 2 screens, use your mouse on the laptop to switch to the CPU. Then, press enters or right-click on your CPU to control it using the laptop.
- You will control and run commands on your CPU using the laptop as a monitor.
If you need to add an external graphics card or a second cable, you can attach a SATA (external SATA) drive or USB extension cable to an open port on your motherboard.
You’ll have no problem connecting these devices because SATA ports are designed for external hard drives, and USB ports are designed for printers and other accessories. (USB 3.0 ports are almost as fast as SATA)
It’s best to have the CPU and laptop on the same LAN. This will reduce latency and ensure a better connection.
If you need to connect through a router, be sure to turn off QoS or set it to low, so your network won’t slow down or disconnect due to running too many applications that require bandwidth.
To run commands on your CPU, you can install Putty and connect to the CPU using it. Putty will allow you to copy and paste commands from the PC to the CPU so that you can run them from the PC using the Laptop As A Monitor for both devices.
There are many ways to connect a CPU to a laptop without using a monitor. HDMI, HDMI-mini, and VGA cables all work well for this purpose.
If you want the most reliable connection, look into buying a USB to RCA cable that can convert your digital signal into an analog signal compatible with older devices.
Ehtesham Shehzad is a 24-year-old Blogger. He is a Tech-Enthusiast & Software Engineer and currently doing Masters in Computer Science & Networking from the University Of Pisa Italy.