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Hey, I got my computer connected to my HDTV (in the other room) with a HDMI cable, the problem now is I have to come to the room with the computer to start a video lol

is there any type of wireless remote I could use to access my computer, or software to install to make it like an HTPC with remote support? I need like 25 feet of wireless distance and through a wall.
Maybe a wireless mouse would work any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8
The wall is kind of a wall in this case I don't think a wireless mouse would work though the wall, niether will the bluetooth that I'm using to control mine, from a SonyEricsson phone
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post #3 of 8
You can try a RF Harmony Remote. As long as the HTPC isn't too far you will be able to control it fine.

You'll still need a IR receiver on the HTPC though. USB-UIRT is what I use, but you can find cheaper ones.


You can also use Promixis Netremote software and a laptop or PDA to control your HTPC through wifi.
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I hadn't thought of this before, but I could just get a long extension cord for a mouse and bring it through hallway. I found a 25' extension cord on newegg, I think imma give that a try.
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post #5 of 8
Maybe a wireless mouse with the receiver on a long USB extension?

Maybe this, I'm not sure if the extension needs to be active or not.....
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Hey theres always the Wi-Fi option. If you got an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can use that WiFi mouse thing, or LogMeIn or something to control the computer from pretty much anywhere.

Probs one of the best solutions... that is if you got a router and an ipod touch.
Edited by Anton338 - 12/25/10 at 8:17pm
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by MiyaDV View Post
I hadn't thought of this before, but I could just get a long extension cord for a mouse and bring it through hallway. I found a 25' extension cord on newegg, I think imma give that a try.
Make sure you only use active USB extension cables. The longest single cable I'd consider is 16ft. You can daisychain them as long as they are active cables.
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Originally Posted by Anton338 View Post
Hey theres always the Wi-Fi option. If you got an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can use that WiFi mouse thing, or LogMeIn or something to control the computer from pretty much anywhere.

Probs one of the best solutions... that is if you got a router and an ipod touch.
I second this, i use my iphone with logitech touch mouse app, and it works like a charm... But my HTPC is only 7ft away from the bed haha, but im not getting up to change a film or play another clip
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