The Android Remote PC Control

Steps to make the application work

  1. Download The "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" server application here into your PC and unzip the downloaded zip file
  2. Download, from Google's Android Marketplace, and install into your android phone the Android "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" application.
  3. Depending on whether you have chosen to connect via WIFI or via Bluetooth:
    1. WIFI Connection
      1. Make sure both your PC and your phone are connected to the same network
      2. Run the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" server application on your computer (Both WIFI and Bluetooth servers will be up if both are available on your PC. You can stop the Bluetooth server in the case you will be using only WIFI to connect)
      3. Run the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" android application on your phone
      4. Press the button "Options" on top of the application, or through the MENU key, to set your preferences
      5. Enter the IP address (something like 192.168.1.101) given by the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" server application interface into the address text zone of the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" android application on your android phone app
      6. Press the button "Connect WIFI"
    2. Bluetooth Connection
      1. Make sure both your PC and your phone do have Bluetooth adapters up and running
      2. Run the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" server application on your computer (Both WIFI and Bluetooth servers will be up if both are available on your PC. You can stop the WIFI server in the case you will be using only Bluetooth to connect)
      3. Run the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" android application on your phone
      4. Press the button "Options" on top of the application, or through the MENU key, to set your preferences
      5. Enter the MAC address (something like 00:02:76:1E:B4:BD) given by the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" server application interface into the address text zone of the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" android application on your android phone
      6. Press the button "Connect Bluetooth"
  4. At the beginning, the "WIFI/Bluetooth Computer Connection" android application is in "Zoom in" mode, since the whole PC screen is displayed in the small phone screen. Use finger taps to "zoom in" and then to "zoom out". The app zooms in centering the point you taped in your phone screen.
  5. If you need to switch to "Zoom out" mode, tap the MENU key and then choose the "Zoom out mode" option
  6. If you want to perform an action (A leftclick, righclick, scrolling, text entry...), you will first have to switch to "Action mode". This can be done either by taping the "Switch to Action Mode" button on top of the screen or by taping the MENU key and then choosing "Action mode" option
  7. For a right click and a double click, hold your finger for at least one second on the location where you want the mouse action, and then choose among the options of the contextual menu. The action will be transmitted to the PC at the same exact location. A new update of the PC screen will be sent over to the phone once the action is performed
  8. If you want to write text, hold your finger for at least one second on the location where you want the text to be edited, choose the "Text Entry" option of the contextual menu, enter your text in the editable text zone displayed for that matter on your phone, and then click the "DONE" button. An update of the PC screen will be transmitted from the PC to the phone.

Connect to your PC when it is far away from you (via Internet)

All you will need to do is the following:

  1. Configure a virtual server in your gateway router using the port 4186
  2. Make sure the firewall on your gateway router will allow incoming TCP connection on port 4186, coming from outside
  3. Enter your gateway router PUBLIC IP address in the "WIFI Computer Connection" android application.
  4. Click on the button "Connect WIFI"
The Android Remote PC Control