There are quite a few different ways to control your PC with your G1. Here I will specifically explain only one of the options, Remote Desktop via a VNC server. If this sounds complicated to you, it's really only takes a few minutes (though it can be slightly more complicated if you have a router). There are many tutorials out there for setting up VNC servers that may explain things a bit better than I do but I will focus on getting it working on the G1. Feel free to do a google search to learn about this a bit more in depth.
First, on your PC
1) Download and install UltraVNC. Any VNC software should work but this one is free and works well. http://www.uvnc.com/download/index.html
2) Configure VNC. Now that you've installed UltraVNC, open the server by going to Start, Programs, UltraVNC and click UltraVNC Server
Now right click the eye logo on in the system tray and select admin properties.
You should now see this screen:
Set a password that you will remember later on. Hit apply when done.
3) Get your IP address
. Go to Ipchicken.com
. The large number displayed on the screen is your ip number. Either write this down or keep this window open for later reference.
4) If you don't have a router, skip to the G1 steps. If you do have a router, you have one more thing to do
. What you need to do is configure the router to open up port 5900. This is the port that VNC and your G1 will communicate through. There are way too many different routers for me to explain the exact steps to take. However, a google search with your router's brand and the keywords port forwarding
should come up with the exact steps for you to take. Here is a screenshot of what my port fowarding screen looks like in the hopes that it may help:
Steps on your G1
1) Set your G1 to allow for the installation of non-market app's
. If you've done this already, skip to step 2. If you haven't: from the home screen, hit menu, settings, applications
. Check off the box next to "Unknown sources."
2) Download and install Android VNC Viewer
3) Launch androidVNC
. You should see this screen:
Put in the ip address you obtained from ipchicken for address and the password you set earlier in VNC server for password and hit connect
. In a few moments time, you should see your desktop screen on your G1!
If the app fails to connect, it will cause a force close (it's still not quite finished). If it fails, go back and double check that you've correctly done the previously listed steps. I got this working in under 5 minutes and if you're savvy with this sort of stuff, you should be able to do so as well.
Anyone sees any errors I made in this, please let me know so I can fix them. Hopefully I was clear and correct.