- 02-24-2013, 04:35 PM #1
I have a VAIO laptop set up as the remote desktop to be controlled by the Surface RT. It's useable, but slow and sluggish. Especially, when scrolling on Modern UI. Is this normal? Is it due to hardware of my VAIO or my Surface? Is there a way to speed it up? What's a better/faster alternative to Windows' native remote desktop?
- 02-24-2013, 04:57 PM #2
Could be the specs of the VAIO or the connection you're using it over.
I have a friend who controlled his desktop computer remotely with his Surface RT and played Crysis 2 remotely...
We can eliminate Windows native remote desktop as the problem
- 02-24-2013, 05:02 PM #3
- 02-25-2013, 10:58 PM #5
So I tried to update my Netgear's firmware and it freakin borked it! The reset button wasn't responding and the disk that came with it couldn't fix it either. So I ended up buying a new Linksys e1200 (N300).
My VAIO speeds have tripled and usually stays around 144mbps and my RT hovers between 52-62mbps. But still, remote desktop is slow and sluggish. Is it my VAIO hardware that's the problem? I'm planning on getting a new desktop soon to replace my VAIO, which specific hardware do I need to pay attention to? RAM, processor, video card?
- 02-25-2013, 11:16 PM #6
Your current processor speed is a little on the low side, but I doubt it'll produce results as bad as you're describing. There are probably some other underlying factors. What services do you have running in the background?
- 02-26-2013, 12:17 AM #8
So a little more info, the desktop runs smoother now on the new router, but Modern UI is still very sluggish. I suppose that's okay, since my main purpose was access to my desktop apps, which my RT doesn't have.
- 02-27-2013, 06:55 PM #11
So I've upgraded from a G router, got a brand new N router and refreshed my Surface. My VAIO WiFi speed rate have gone from 54mbps to 144mbps and my Surface has gone from 54mbps to 130mbps. Remote desktop is still sluggish in Modern UI but is now pretty smooth in desktop mode. Anyone else experiencing this?
- 02-27-2013, 10:59 PM #13
- 02-27-2013, 11:07 PM #14
No problem. I literally just finished setting up and testing RDP on the home comp when I saw this thread and thought about how convenient it was that I just ran into the same thing...
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