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    Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    Hi, I'm new to all this but I'm hoping you guys can help me.
    We have reports from a teacher today that a pupils PDA (psion I think) is controlling the whiteboard cursor. We haven't had any joy from promethean yet.
    Anybody else come up against this.
    Any solutions.



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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    Never heard of this anywhere else but I have done similar with my mobile phone where I could control the cursor through bluetooth.
    Is the computer Wifi enabled or bluetooth?

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    The computer in question is WiFi enabled.

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    Did the teacher confiscate the PDA? If they did (which they should have done) you should check what software it's got on it, maybe try it yourself to see how he did it.

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    If they are controling through Wifi then it must be some kind of remote desktop program which I would hope was wrong as that would mean they had cetain passwords etc. I cant be MS own remote desktop because when someone connects the computer would get locked. Do you got vnc running on that PC?

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    VNC is the most obvious candidate. I've checked up on other computers and remotely controlled them from my PDA on a number of occasions (mainly at home and a couple of times at work). EXTREMELY simple to do and even with the small PDA screen it's suprisingly convenient.
    I recommend changing your vnc password to something obscure and alphanumeric and maybe disabling rdp on workstations (unless you really need it though if your using vnc I shouldn't see why).
    Also it may be worth checking the promethean website to check that they don't have any remote control software for the their whiteboards (as I have heard people request this feature before).

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    Thank you all for your help,
    Much appreciated.

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    have you not encrypted the wifi?

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    Re: Pupils PDA controlling Promethean Board

    Did you find out how this was done? It could actually be used constructively by staff.

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