How to use a desktop pc as a hub for laptops to share a projector?
April 25, 2012 1:39 AM Subscribe
Can I use a desktop PC connected to a projector as a hub for laptops to present their screens on demand?
posted by man down under to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Not sure what to Google for this, but hopefully I can explain easily enough to humans...
The set up is a classroom with 28 laptops on the same wireless network as a desktop computer connected to a projector and interactive whiteboard. All computers in question are running Windows 7?
Is there a way to have the laptops connect to the desktop and display their screens through the desktop's connection to the projector? Is there software that will allow the desktop to manage this easily, calling upon the laptops.
It'd be cool to be able to have kids share their work to the projector without having to bring their laptop to the front of the room and mess around with the cables, or having them email work to the teacher for it to be presented.
Does anyone know of ways to achieve this (preferably that less tech savvy teachers would be able to handle)?