Controlling a Windows 10-based MiniX

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I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I am wondering.......

I have had a Neo X8-H Plus for many years and am pleased with it - with one exception. Yes, I can connect to my network just fine and play video either WiFi or Ethernet. But I miss the ability to actually see the MiniX from my computer as part of the network, manage files on it remotely, load files to it remotely, etc.

I have lately been thinking about a Windows miniPC version of the MiniX, but... how the heck you you control it? My Neo X8 has a nice remote that does everything for me. What about... say the J50C? Need a mouse and keyboard ?






 

pusb87

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I have had a Neo X8-H Plus for many years and am pleased with it - with one exception. Yes, I can connect to my network just fine and play video either WiFi or Ethernet. But I miss the ability to actually see the MiniX from my computer as part of the network, manage files on it remotely, load files to it remotely, etc.
but i believe you can by enabling SAMBA on the minix and then mapping the drive in your PC

I have lately been thinking about a Windows miniPC version of the MiniX, but... how the heck you you control it? My Neo X8 has a nice remote that does everything for me. What about... say the J50C? Need a mouse and keyboard ?
MInix have a windows remote, check the accessories section of the forum >> https://theminixforum.com/index.php?forums/neo-w2.96/

and or use a mouse and keyboard
 

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notrui

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@ThaiBeaver Please follow this:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-setup-and-manage-windows-10-homegroup-local-network?amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.groovypost.com/howto/setup-use-remote-desktop-windows-10/amp/

You should be able to control via remote desktop, sharing folders, etc.

Disable antivírus/firewall (if you have issues) and use private connection.

If your setup/configuration is well you only need one mouse/keyboard to control everything (other devices).

With a mobile device (android for example) you can control other devices (windows for example) with just your phone (check for microsoft remote desktop app and x-plore).

Of course i advice you to connect a mouse and keyboard directly to J50C-4 (for example) for the first setup and if you have issues in the future.

You can even use WOL (wake on lan ) to wake up the devices remotely from sleep/shutdown state (without the need of pressing power button)
 
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ArcticWolf

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Microsoft pulled "Homegroup" entirely way back with Win 10 1803. Agreed, the general concept for configuring a Windows network is the same for those that understand it. However, that particular guide may confuse some first time users who have never attempted basic networking before to try & follow an older guide that won't match what they'll actually be seeing with later versions of Win 10 ;)!!

(Really need to point them towards something more recent ;).)

I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I am wondering.......

I have had a Neo X8-H Plus for many years and am pleased with it - with one exception. Yes, I can connect to my network just fine and play video either WiFi or Ethernet. But I miss the ability to actually see the MiniX from my computer as part of the network, manage files on it remotely, load files to it remotely, etc.

I have lately been thinking about a Windows miniPC version of the MiniX, but... how the heck you you control it? My Neo X8 has a nice remote that does everything for me. What about... say the J50C? Need a mouse and keyboard ?
I just use a MINIX Neo W2 remote for controlling multimedia apps in Windows, & a very basic Logitech K400+ wireless keyboard/mouse for general admin/word/etc.

Whichever method or makes/models you'd prefer yourself :). The mini PC's are highly versatile devices :).
 
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