RemoteDroid is an app that you can use via Wi-Fi to turn your Android phone into a wireless keyboard and mouse for your computer.
Setting up the RemoteDroid server on your PC
Here are the steps for downloading and running the RemoteDroid server software on your PC. Before you begin you must already have a wireless home network already setup. You will also need Java SE Runtime Environment 1.5 or higher. Last but not least you will of course need a phone running the Android OS.
- Go to http://www.remotedroid.net and download the latest RemoteDroid server zip file.
- Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder on your PC. (example: C:remotedroid)
- Now open the location to which you extracted the zip file and run the file RemoteDroidServer.jar
- The IP address of the PC RemoteDroidServer is running on will be displayed in the window you have just opened. Remember this IP as you will need it later in this guide.
Setting up the RemoteDroid app on your Android device
Now that you have downloaded and ran the RemoteDroidServer.jar file on the PC that you want to control it is time to configure RemoteDroid on your phone.
- Go to the Android Market
- Search for the RemoteDroid app, download it, and install it on your phone
- Open the RemoteDroid app that you just installed
- Enter the IP address of the PC you want to control (This will be the IP from Step 4 above)
- Tap Connect
- That is it! The large red square on your phone is the mouse capture box, the left green box acts as the left mouse button, the right green box acts as the right mouse button, and the keyboard icon between the green boxes brings up the keyboard input window to allow you to type on your PC.
- Enjoy your new wireless mouse and keyboard.