Hi there, I'm interested in wanting to network four computers located in different rooms whereby, doing so, would allow me to freely access one of the computers by any one of the three remaining computers at any given time.
1) desktop pc in bedroom: ethernet connected to router running Windows 7
2) desktop pc in living room running windows 8 wifi, USB antenna modem
3) Apple Imac desktop wifi
4) laptop Apple Macbook Air
Please be cognizant of the fact that each of one of these resides in a separate/various rooms/areas around the house. How nice it would be to be able to sit at at any one computer at any given time and access any of the four computer's hard drives, thusly, making it possible to able to work on software programs and files specific to, and existing only on the computer of which I am accessing.
For example: I am sitting at computer 2 in the living room, and want to access computer 1 to work on a project associated to files of software/app specific to that computer, from the comforts of the living room while working on computer 2. Is this possible?
Please also be cognizant of the fact that computer 1 is my flagship computer, deemed as "base camp", which holds all of my relevant files and software programs, so the direction of the 'flow of access' would most likely flow one way from the other machines wanting access to that machine, as the other three computers would turn into a virtual clone or mirror image of that one at any one given time (that's the idea or desired outcome).
1) Would I be able to network these using a Linksys router?
2) Or would I need to remotely set these up like you would with go-meeting or something along that line where people can access each other's computers remotely over the internet. In other words, I would have to set up remote access between my computers with codes and so whenever I feel I want to work on accessing the bedroom computer from the living room, I dial it up then run over to the other room and dial it up and put in the codes. But each computer is on my wifi network and router access... Doesn't this usually only work when you are accessing Joe Shmoe's computer in Nome, Alaska while you are in Chicago?
3) Or use wifi and a complex configuring of passwords and connections: see youtube example, language barrier with the narrator, hard to understand and follow:
Any advisement would be appreciated along with a sense of whether something like this is plausible.
(If we reeeeaallly get creative and try to think out of the box, anything is possible, right? Right.)
Edited by hamluis, 14 September 2017 - 07:48 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.