I have a Raspberry Pi 2 that I configured with Volumio, only to find out my wifi is a bit spotty in my basement. Until I can figure out a way to string an ethernet cable through the ductworks, that dream is on hold. I currently have a receiver and a CD player that I use with headphones at work and thought it might be fun to replace those with my Pi and a small headphone amp. I can't create a local hotspot so wifi control isn't an option. I also can't connect the pi to my work network. Is there a way to use a laptop, via an ethernet cable, to run the Pi (maybe via PiCore Player)? I've seen instructions to use VPN to mirror the Pi display to the laptop but is that really necessary? Could I just fire up Squeezelite or some other interface and have it talk to the Pi? The laptop is dual-boot, though the Linux is probably out of date, but possibly worth updating. The Pi would have a USB drive for the music and I imagine I could use something like PuTTY to transfer new files as I add them to my collection. Is this possible?