OK I feel like I have been chasing my tail trying to spec out a mini computer that I can use to control one of my rigs via Windows Remote Desktop on an iPad at locations away from home where there is no internet or wifi. I'm doing DSO astrophotography with NINA and PHD2.
I think I have found something that will almost work for me: runs on 12V, 6(!) USB ports, fanless, win 10 pro, 8/64 memory config.(Ok 128 would be better I think)
The main problem with it for me is wifi. My understanding of networking is a bit shaky to say the least, but I think what I need is for the mini to be able to create a hosted network, so I can connect to it with the iPad via Windows Remote Desktop on the iPad to control the mini computer. Ideally on the 5 GHz band.
But it does not seem that this unit can create a hosted network. Yes? No?
I guess I can get a cheap USB wireless travel router that will allow the mini to create a hosted network, but that will burn one of the USB ports on the mini.
Edited by Between17, 28 September 2020 - 08:29 AM.