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How to work switching between two computers constantly
Thread poster: Matheus Chaud

Irene McClure
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Thanks Erik May 16

Yes, I thought it was probably something I had wrongly configured! Good to know for the future, thanks for the tip.

Another recurring problem was a very slight lag on the TeamViewer connection compared to working directly on my desktop, despite fibre optic connections at both ends. Just enough to be noticeable and very frustrating!


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 01:03
English to German
A WiFi issue? May 16

Irene McClure wrote:

Another recurring problem was a very slight lag on the TeamViewer connection compared to working directly on my desktop, despite fibre optic connections at both ends.

Maybe the the WiFi connection was the wrongdoer. I don't see any reason why one should ever use a WiFi connection for work within an office. Use an Ethernet cable instead.

Another possible reason is, that Teamviewer - under certain conditions resp settings - routes your data traffic through a server operated by Teamviewer's supplier and located anywhere in the world. This slows down anything and might be a security issue.

(I use Windows' built-in RDP, it's free, can reconnect automatically and doesn't need any person at the main PC's side. And it's secure, because I route it via Windows' built-in SSH server.)


 

robinp
Hungary
Don't spread work May 16

I agree with others in either using TeamViewer (so using your laptop as a dump terminal), or just using a laptop (with backups... though you need backups on your main computer as well). The third option would be cloud-only, but that might not be realistic for your usecase.

Using two computers becomes a nightmare fast. Programs and files will get out of sync.


 

Matheus Chaud  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 20:03
Member (2015)
English to Portuguese

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Thank you all May 17

Oksana,

Yes, I intend to keep my current laptop as a backup computer. It's quite convenient, since it already has all the software I need.
I know what you mean - I have also experienced a similar situation. My hard drive crashed. The technician managed to recover most of the information, and I had a backup from a couple of days before, but having a spare computer is quite convenient in those situations.


Irene and robinp,

Thanks for sharing your experience too. This kind of information made me more confident about my choice. I chose using a single laptop 😃


 
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