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Remote Desktop Does Not Work Outside of Home Network

Q: Remote Desktop Does Not Work Outside of Home Network

Hello, nice to meet you all.

I have a home network http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_network with a Linksys Boradband Router WRT54G http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series . I have 3 PCs in my home within my network. It seems i can't remote connect from any of the wireless PCs to my main one where the router is connected to (the one with my local non-wireless connection) . I get no error messages. I simply click CONNECT and it comes back IMMEDIATELY to the "connect" screen.

For example, i launch Remote Desktop from a wireless PC, input the IP of the main local PC and click "Connect", but it keeps coming back immediately to the very same screen, as if nothing ever happened.

This wasn't a problem in the past. One day i reimaged my OS and suddenly it's never worked again. I later decided to do a clean install of Windows, and still have the same problem.

I wonder if there's a setting in my router OR deep within Windows im missing?

I already checked some of the obvious settings such as allowing access to Remote Desktop through my router, windows firewall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Firewall , enabling incomng connections via the "Remote tab" under Control Panel, etc.

I have:
Win XP SP3, Intel Core http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core Quad 2.8, 4 GB RAM.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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A: Remote Desktop Does Not Work Outside of Home Network

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Hi all... I'm usually pretty comfortable with networking support, but recently got stuck on a project for a client of mine, and could use a little help.

First, the rather simple goal: to be able for an office employee to use MS Remote Desktop at home to access a work computer.

As I understand it, in order to use RDC from an off-site computer, one will first need to establish a VPN connection to the office network (RDC has been tested within the office environment and works fine)

The office I am supporting has an AT&T broadband connection with 8 static IP's (5 usable) running off of a Netopia 3347-02 (firmware 7.81r2). The Netopia gateway is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.30 and the computer I have set up as the VPN server (by doing basically this http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm) is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.20.

I would like to simply VPN to the 7x.xxx.xxx.20 machine, and then RDC into that and 3-4 other machines once on VPN. I have accessed the Netopia settings and set up pinholes for port 1723 on TCP, but repeatedly get an "Error 800" when trying to establish the Windows VPN.

From a topic at another forum (http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19949739-Help-with-3347NWG006-remote-desktopVPN-issue) I attempted to set up a pinhole for PPTP, but like the user in that topic, do not have such an option in my firmware. And after perusing Moto's support page (http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/index.html) I didn't come across... Read more

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

Status       Local     Remote          ... Read more

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Is there an easy way to remote access a 7 system from XP within a home network? (No 3rd party software plz)

I hear people are having problems with remote desktop away from home, but is it any different doing it between 2 pcs in the same house?

Can I prevent people outside the network from attempting remote connection?

(EDIT: nvm, I was thinking of putting the remote PC to sleep when not connected, and waking it up to save power. Looks like you can't even wake up the remote PC remotely...)

A:Remote desktop within home network?

I know you have said no 3rd party software but I've been using TeamViewer v7 for years set to accept LAN connections exclusively and have complete control over three other LAN connected computers, including XP. I can't see how TV could be improved upon for this situation.

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I have a laptop at work wired to the network and a laptop at home which I normally connect to the network using a wireless router (Linksys BEFW 11S4 v2). Both are windows XP Pro 2007.

When I try and connect wirelessly to the work computer via Remote Desktop I cannot get a connection. But when I hardwire the home laptop to the router, I can. I'm using Watchgard VPN.

Any ideas would be great!

A:Accessing work computer from home with Remote Desktop

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I need help with a problem connecting via Remote Desktop to a Windows 7 Pro machine on my home network. I have many computers on my home network and from my main workstation (which I will call AW7P, it is a Win 7 Pro machine), I can get a RDC to any of the
systems on my network that support RD. This includes other Win7 Pro and Win10 Pro systems. However, my main workstation, AW7P is not reachable (pings also fail to AW7P) from any of the other computers; some see AW7P in their network list but still cannot connect.
This includes not seeing any share on AW7P. In fact, I have been fighting this issue for 4 years but was never a huge issue since I use it as my main system there were work arounds for the other systems since AW7P can remote to them.

Now RDC to AW7P is an issue since I am moving to a new workstation (call it NW10P as it is a Win 10 Pro system and yes AW7P can RD to NW10P) and I need to be able to remote into AW7P.

I have searched these forums and many others place and tried many things. Here is a list of some things:

Turn off windows firewall, disabled/enabled the firewall serviceLeave home group, rejoin home groupMade sure ICMP was enabled for inbound pingsRemoved an update that may affect RDC Checked that RDV related services were running. My home router has no ports, protocols  or systems blocked
I tried many other things that I can?t think of right now. I will reiterate that this system has been this way since I built it (I have 4 systems t... Read more

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The Goal: Network home desktop to remote laptop
Current Network: Desktop(XP Pro) is currently home networked to another desktop(XP Home)and don't want to mess any of that up. Laptop is not configured into home network.
Internet connection on home network is cable modem wired through Linksys WRT54GS.
Internet connection on laptop is Cingular wireless card with unlimited data pkg.
Would like to keep desktop as host and laptop to be client. There's no static IP set up yet.

The Application: To setup realtime gps tracking on laptop in cross country
tractor trailer (that's the easy part) with access to the same screen display
from office desktop to reference coordinates and directions. For example it would
be easier for me to look on my screen to see where he is rather than calling him
on the cell phone. Or if he misses his turn he can callme and ask where is the next place to turn around. Yes he can look at his laptop screen himself but,he needs to pay attention to traffic since he's in an area he's not familiar with. This will all work on Google Earths satelite software.
Take a look at this link, very cool!--http://sites.onlinenw.com/goops/goops.php------I want to see what he's seeing on his laptop.
What type of network is best for this application?
Can I or should I set up a dual monitor just formonitoring the GPS? That might be stretching it but, it's worth asking. TIA
Wish List: Web cams, this might be another post.

http://... Read more

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My home network has 4 wired computers (all Win 7 Pro) which I access using Remote Desktop Connection when I'm going to be out of my office for extended periods. I have done this before, but it's been a while. The steps I take to get it running are:
1. Go to control panel - System - Remote Settings and click on the radio button to allow connections.
2. In windows firewall a create a rule for allow inbound connections on a port other than the default port
3. I change the RDP port in the registry to the same value set in 2.
4. I set up port forwarding rules in my dsl router to forward incoming connections to the correct ports.

I have verified that the above works connecting to one of the computers from outside my home network. Inside my home network I am able to connect using RDP to 3 or the four computers. For some reason one of them isn't working; I just never get a response from it. What else can it be?

A:Remote Desktop Fail Inside Home Network

That sounds like a lot of steps to get that working. You do that each time when you are going to be out of the office?

I would prefer to use something like TeamViewer to access my home computers while I'm out. TeamViewer is free and works very well.

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At some stage, Remote Desktop Connection (within my home network) from my Toshiba laptop running Win 7 Pro 32 bit to my Custom desktop running Win 7 Pro 64 bit stopped working using the desktop's computer name. At the time I was too busy to track down the reason. After some checking I have found that if I disconnect my router from the phone line, it works!
Here is the detail:
When I RDC using the computer name I get an error "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer..." [When I check the current IP address of the desktop and use it in RDC, I get a login prompt; as soon as I login I get an error message about the validity of the desktop's security certificate. I can bypass this and connect ok. However, I don't want to have to keep checking for the current IP address of the desktop....]
By elimination, I found that if I disconnected my router from the Internet by unplugging the phone line, I could easily connect (but with the same security certificate error).
I then suspected some software must be the culprit. I turned off my Windows firewall, Avast antivirus and Spybot and tried again, but this did not solve it.

I am not sure what to do next. I have discounted the security certificate error. It says that it is not from a trusted certifying authority.
Any help appreciated.


A:Remote Desktop within home network restriced by Internet connection

Hi there
You need to enable PORT forwarding on your router -- Can't remember but I think the port is something like 3389 - also allow it through any firewalls.

One of the problems with RDP is that if you want to access SEVERAL machines remotely on the same network then you need to fiddle the port numbers and route the correct port to the relevant machine - you can't route the SAME port to different machines - however accessing a specific SINGLE machine is easy enough).

Also to other users reading this post-- the emote computer can only be accessed if it's a Windows PRO version or higher (Ultimate / Enterprise). Home premium won't work - Home premium only allows your computer to work as a CLIENT.

I think also your networking setup needs to set DHCP as well on the router otherwise you will have to remember the actual LOCAL IP addresses of your machine (the IP addresses on your LAN). Windows Networking should remember the computer names on your LAN.

To access from OUTSIDE your LAN the port forwarding is required since to the OUTSIDE your service providers IP assigned address is what you see on the Internet and the RDP needs to be routed to the correct computer -- this gets a bit messy when your provider gives you dynamic IP addresses - but there are solutions for that like DynDNS.

(Note TCP port for port forwarding if your router requests PORT TYPE)


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Any help gratefully received...

Here's my issue

Wired home network behind a NAT enabled router to cable modem to internet
2 Vista pc's and 1 XP
No software firewalls because of NAT on router
Windows firewall disabled although checkboxes for remote desktop are
Norton 360 installed for virus protection but firewall disabled
Security settings for blank password access enable (as described in
for example)
All stations have remote desktop enabled
Allowed RD connections running any version of windows
All pc's are visible on the network tree and I can browse directories and
files from any station using windows explorer
I have not added any additional users except for the default id I use to
log in at each station which is granted by default according to the "Select Remote Users..." option in System Properties/Remote

From a Vista box I can start remote desktop and log in to the XP box no

From the XP box (via the remote connection or by sitting directly at the XP pc) I bring up remote desktop and select a Vista box by name or by ip address I get the message "This computer can't connect to the remote computer"..

I've done a lot of searching on this issue but can't find a solution!

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So I go on vacation and i want to use my remote desktop function to access my home desktop. I guess I could send out an invite to myself, but once that is gone it is gone. If i just have remote desktop running how do I find connect to the computer remotely? do i need to forward a port or what? What do people normally do?

A:Solved: Remote Desktop : How do people outside a home network normally connect to themselves?

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So I got sick of my old VNC program not connecting outside of my home network and decided to figure out this whole RDC thing. Got it all set up, works great...inside my home network! If I try to use my external IP (or rather the external IP of my router) to connect to my desktop from my laptop it gives me the standard: "RD cannot connect to the remote computer...blah blah blah" I have port 3389 opened on my Windows Firewall (obviously, as it was done for me), and on my router. I cannot for the life of me figure out why this wont work. Is it perhaps because I'm trying to RDC to my desktop using the external address, from inside the network? Because that's the only idea I can come up with. Ideas? Suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Connection: home network versus internet

Quote: Originally Posted by VincentMarworth

So I got sick of my old VNC program not connecting outside of my home network and decided to figure out this whole RDC thing. Got it all set up, works great...inside my home network! If I try to use my external IP (or rather the external IP of my router) to connect to my desktop from my laptop it gives me the standard: "RD cannot connect to the remote computer...blah blah blah" I have port 3389 opened on my Windows Firewall (obviously, as it was done for me), and on my router. I cannot for the life of me figure out why this wont work. Is it perhaps because I'm trying to RDC to my desktop using the external address, from inside the network? Because that's the only idea I can come up with. Ideas? Suggestions?

Yep ditch RDP and try team viewer. works, easy to use, bulletproof, and free.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

Let me know if you need help with it
Ken J

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I have a computer set up at home as a hobby-web server, designated "Server", running Windows 7 Professional (Swedish language version). The Server has Norton Internet Security installed. Standard port in the firewall is open to allow Remote Desktop

I cannot connect to the Server using Remote Desktop, unless...

When I open Network- and Sharing Center on the Server, under View your active networks, my internet connection (designated "Network 8" by Windows) is set to "Public Network"
I cannot connect to the Server.
I get the error message "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled  2) The remote computer is turned off  3) The remote computer is not available on the network"
This happens even will all firewalls disabled.

If I change "Network 8" to "Home network" or "Work" - then I can connect to the Server using Remote Desktop.

But if I set my Server's public IP-address/network adapter to "Home network", isn't my security compromised more than it already is when I'm allowing Remote Desktop? I don't want to leave my Internet connection at Home Network, because the point of
having different settings is because I want to have my internal LAN at a lower security level for network drive access.

How do I fix this?

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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I have a desktop and a laptop (both running 7057) in my homegroup. I want to be able to run programs off of the desktop from the laptop. Is there a simple way to do this? I don't need VPN capabilities as I just want to be able to do this from inside the house. I've read through a bunch of threads here but haven't found what I was looking for. I can share files/folders just fine but can't seem to figure out how to share programs.

Thanks in advance.

A:Easiest way to do "remote desktop" in my home network?


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Is there anyway of getting Remote Desktop to work like other remote desktop programs where it doesn't require logging on as the users themselves but to use an admin account to login to the users current active sessions?
Kind regards,

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I am running a wireless Network with D-Link 714P+ Router. My PC is wired to the Router, with 2 other computers running wireless. I am running XP Pro.

When accessing my PC (or at least attempting to) from a remote Computer using Remote Desktop, I think I have to add something after the IP Address when typing in the Computer Name/IP Address. I have RD working successfully within my Network. Can someone clarify what I need to do here to access my PC through the Internet then Network

(Even though I have got this far with setting up my network, please go easy on me with the computer lingo)

A:Solved: How do I access my PC in a network using Remote Desktop from remote PC

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Hi, First post but I hope to be able to use this Forum to help get familiar with Windows 7. Im used to Windows XP but my Old HP Compaq Desktop Computer finally died. My Buddy gave me one of his Work Office computers that was on a Network system with 4 other computers.

Im going to be using it for my home with internet access. I'd like to change the administrator name and password along with deleting other user accounts but I seem to have problems doing so. He gave me his original User name and password to be able to access the computer and clean things out.

Will I have a problem using this computer at home is it was setup for a network system?
I'd like to get it back to basics so I can utilize as much of the Hard drive as possible, but I do not have the windows 7 disk.
Im not much of a computer Wiz but I can do pretty well with guidance and or the proper links, so please have patience with me.
Im also trying to figure out Windows paint on this computer so I can post pics.

A:Work Desktop computer on network to single home computer?

It would be best to re install windows on that pc.

What operating system is on it now ?

Does it have a COA sticker on it ?

Can you read the activation key on it ?

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Is there any way to install Remote Desktop (so I can remotely log onto it) on my Windows XP Home? If so, how?


A:Remote Desktop and XP Home

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I have two Windows xp home edition PCs connected on a workgroup through a Linksys wrt54g

I realize that the rdp server application is only on the professional edition of xp.

I was wondering if there was any freeware app I could use to turn my desktop PC into a terminal remote desktop server so I could access it with my laptop remotely using the remote desktop connection client app that comes installed on home edition.

Any suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Over Home Lan

See if this will do:LogMeInhttps://secure.logmein.com/go.asp?page=productcomparisonOr this:VNChttp://www.realvnc.com/products/features.html

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A long time ago I started looking into this because my mum has a PC with XP Home on and I am running XP Pro (both fully up to date), however I seem to recall reading that you couldn't remote into a XP Home machine, only into a XP Pro machine, is this correct?

Ideally I would like to try and sort this out so I can sort out any problems with my mums PC if/when they arise without having to try and talk her through it on the phone which can be quite difficult at times.

Any advice or pointers would be very much appreciated.

PS. Not sure if this would be better suited in the networking forum or not? If so, feel free to move it.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote desktop from XP Pro to XP Home

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I am having trouble accessing my home computer that is linked up through the BT home hub. I want to access my home computer through work.

Anyone help me with this specific router (BT home hub)

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop through my BT Home Hub

Here is how to forward ports on your specific device -


the port you need to forward is 3389.

Make sure to assign a static IP to the PC you want to Remote Desktop into.

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exactly how does remote assist work in Windows 7 Home European Edition?

My father is buying Win7 Home E and i do a lot of remote assistance to his PC to help him - but ive read somewhere that remote desktop is partially disabled on Win 7 Home E - (only the controlling machine can be Home E - to be the 'controlled' machine you have to be running Pro)

does this parry on to Remote Assistance?

A:does remote assist work in W7 Home..?

Windows 7 Home has not been released by Microsoft as of yet, so no one really knows how it will work. (The Release Candidate that has been officially released is Ultimate version.)

But currently, the remote assist on Home does not require Remote Desktop to function. Remote assist and Remote Desktop are different.

Currently in 7, there is an option on the Remote tab of System Properties to enable remote assistance. Check the box marked "Allow Remote Assistance to this computer".

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I have a user here at work uses a Windows Xp laptop. Right now he is using OWA to view his emails. But how can he be setup to have access to the network to use his public folders and such?
He takes his laptop everywhere goes he would like to have full access to the company network.

A:Remote access from home to work

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I have XP Home Edition (SP2) and would like to use the Remote Access feature. However, everything I read suggests it is for XP PROFESSIONAL Ed.

1) Will it work with the Home Edition?

2) I use a router. Is it possible (and realatively easy) to work around the router when accessing from another ISP while I am away on business? I can make VNC work on the three computers I have at home...but can't get any to work remotely if I am on another provider while away from my home.

I would appreciate a response and any suggestions you might have.

A:Remote Access: Will it work on XP HOME Ed???

UltraVNC works with any version of Windows.

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Would it be possible for someone to print to their home PC when they are working on XP (home) but remote desktopped into their XP professional work PC...

Would it just be a case of going into the remote desktop properties and selecting: "printers" under local devices?



A:Possible To Remote Into Work But Print From Home Pc?

Tell a lie. She must be on XP professional if she is using remote desktop!!

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I am trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my WinXP Home Edition to my parents WinXP Home Edition. Both computers are set to "allow remote assistance..." and to "Allow users to connect remotely...", however I encountered an error that said the client could not connect... I suspect we did not have it configured properly.

I have a few questions:
1. Is it possible to connect between 2 WinXP Home Edition machines using Remote Desktop?
2. I am using the IP address for the computer name...is this correct?
3. is it necessary to enter a User Name and Password in the Remote Desktop configuration?
4. How do I find out the Domain?? Is that the same as their ISP?

Thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop home XP to home XP

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I have just found that Vista Home Basic does not include "Remote Desktop". Does anyone know of a way to add it to Basic? I do not want to use a third party system if possible. I have setup a VPN network okay, but would like to add Remote Desktop to the system.


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Earlier today i disocvered how to set up a remote desktop. I connected my laptop to my server and an employee's computer easily/quickly with no problems.. but i can't do the same when i'm @ my home network.

Please note. that when i was able to connect i was on the work network, but i was connected wirelessly.. but it was using the same IP "family" if you will as the server and the other workstation

I am wondering if there is something i need to configure to get this fixed?

A:Remote Desktop - Cannot Connect from Home

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Do anyone of you have a VNC, Remote Desktop or similar remote access setup at your home ?

Has there been any attacks?

What can be done to secure it ?

A:Do you have VNC, Remote Desktop etc to your Home System?

Here's a site that describes how to use VNC within a SSH encrypted tunnel.


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How's everyone doing?

My operating system is xp home edition and I unwittingly deleted my remote desktop program. It was only used to access a computer that ran on xp pro, so there wasn't a problem using it, and I don't need anything else fancy, just my old RtD.

Unfortunately, I don't know how exactly to reinstall it. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Reinstalling Remote Desktop on xp home

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I have been using Remote Desktop on XP Home edition for nearly three months. I have been told that Remote Desktop on XP Home edition will expire after 90 days of use. Is this true and how do I tell how many days I have left? I use it to connect to work daily so I can't afford to wait until it expires (if indeed it does). Thanks for any help.

A:Remote Desktop on Home edition

Why not use UltraVNC, it never expires and works on any version of Windows.

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I need to connect my computer at work from my home computer both has window 10 home, how I do that?

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Any way to add Remote Desktop (host) to W7 home?
I upgraded to home premium and now found that I can not remote desktop TO this pc
Obviously I could upgrade from home to PRO but didn't know if I can just "add" RDP to this home PC at all
I realize there are 3rd party software vendors I can use (think I saw VNC, mesh, go2mtg, etc)
Any thoughts, suggestions?

A:Any way to add Remote Desktop (host) to W7 home?

Hi there
NO -- this is a BIG disappointment to zillions of people who get computers loaded with W7 Home from stores.

It's almost a universal requirement these days that people want to access HOME computers from the Internet / Work etc etc.

There are "3rd party options" like "Logmein" etc but some work places now block these sites and ports and aren't in any case a true alternative for RDP.

There were "get arounds" in Windows XP HOME (XP PRO always allowed RDP as a Server rather than a client) but they seemed to have locked down W7 a bit better now.

I'm sure allowing RDP in W7 Home wouldn't have been a big deal for MS -- it's certainly IMO needed.

For Linux VNC is a good solution -- whether you could use this on Windows as a server I don't know.


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I wish to use MS Remote desktop to control my home desktop. My home desktop is setup with a four computer LAN. The LAN is connected to the internet through a router. I wish to use my laptop, on the road, to connect to my desktop at home. I have been told i will have to use some Dynamic DNS software and servers. Is this so? If so any suggestions?

A:Using Ms Remote Desktop For Laptop To Home Lan

Perhaps you should read http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/using/m...emoteintro.mspxFWIW: Remote Desktop (using XP Pro) is just one method of making such contact, there are others.Louis

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I have Windows XP home...at home, and I would like the capabilites of Remote Desktop Server so I can log into it from afar. Is this possible? Any recomendations? I don't want...or have for that matter...the money for XP Pro, plus I only want this one feature. Can that functionality be purchased or turned on? If not, any open source software that will do the same?

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop Server+XP Home

This is your lucky day.


It is free, and most likely serve your goals.

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Hey guys

I have been trying to use remote desktop just within my home to help my wife with her hourly tech problems. Everytime I try to connect to her laptop I get an error "No terminal server installed". I swear I have used it at home before connecting to a buddies laptop. Is there a service I have to make sure is running on her laptop?

A:Remote Desktop @ home not working...

Does it say No Terminal "Server" Installed


No Terminal "Services" Installed

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Hi, I have three Win 8 PCs at my office and a Win 7 Pro PC at home. Does anyone have a clear set of instructions for how I can set up remotes access so I can work on my office PCs from home? These are all my PCs too, not a company I work for. Many thanks all.

A:Help With Remote Desktop Between Office and Home PCs.

Download and install Teamviewer.

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Hey Everyone,

I am having the hardest time using remote desktop over my network. Everytime i try to remote to my pc downstairs (the name of this computer is downstairs) I get an error message "Client could not connect to remote computer". I have xp home on both pc's, with remote desktop connection enabled on the windows xp firewalls, and all the remote services enabled....

What am I missing?????

Thanks for any help you can give,


PS. I cant remote to my upstairs pc from my downstairs pc either.....

A:Remote Desktop Connection in XP Home SP2

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Hello, I need help in knowing if I can use Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home to log into a remote computer from my PC.

I purchased a PC with Windows 10 Home not realizing that I will have to log into a PC in another location. I am told that to use Remote Desktop I would have to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, and I would not even see Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home. But I checked and the Remote Desktop app is there and there is a place to enter the remote computer name.

I don't want to have to upgrade to the Pro version of Windows 10 unless I have to. I will only be logging into the remote PC from my PC, not the other way around.

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Can I use Remote Desktop with Windows 10 Home?

Yes, you can use it as a client that connects to another computer, but not as the target of a connection request.

In other words, you can DTP out but not in.

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Are there any new setting changes I need to make on my XP Pro machine, so I can access it with Remote Desktop from my Vista Home Premium machine?

I'm able to RDP into a box with Server 2003, but I cannont access my local XP Pro machine with my new Home Premium laptop.


A:Home Premium Remote Desktop to XP

Also, I can access shared folders on the computer running XP from my Vista laptop... in case that matters.

I also downloaded and used TeamViewer, and although it worked I was only able to take control of the XP machine if I'd already logged in, which isn't what I need.

Thanks in advance.

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My wife is at a job where it is very abusive and contentious, and recently they decided to not renew her contract because she didn't play by insane and illogical rules. It is all a big joke, they are offering severance in a hope that she keeps her mouth shut about what's been going on in the organization. I no longer want her to be subjected to the stress, anxiety, and bullying she's faced for almost a year. I told her to work via remote access, which I assume is a VPN, and get away from their craziness. I'm concerned that her work could hack into her system from the remote access and learn of all of the history of our personal network. Obviously we have searched about things surrounding this type of workplace, influential members of the organization, lawyers, yada, yada, yada. So what is the most they can track? From where can it be tracked--the computer hooked up to the network? Could I hide my IP and make it even more difficult to track. Etc, etc, etc.

Thank you in advance for the crash course in this particular area. I really want to get my wife out of there and have her home, relaxing, and, quite possibly, drinking her guts out until the severance starts rolling in. Thanks, cheers!

A:Using Remote Access From Home: Can Work See My History?

Your wifes company could not access your local network but they could monitor connections to the company network. I see no reason to use a proxy to hide your IP address and a number why you should not. The problem with using a proxy server is that it attracts attention to the user, that they might have something to hide. The company would not know your IP address but they would know the identity of the logged in user from the login credentials. Seems to me this is the opposite of what you want.

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I have 4 computers in my LAN, they share the same workgroup. I am having a problem with a Windows XP Professional SP2 machine. I enabled remote desktop and i cannot connect to it from another computer.
When i try to connect from another computer, i first type in the IP or NetBios name of the computer in question. I get a prompt to enter credentials (username and password). Next i get a prompt because the computer i am trying to connect from is Windows Vista (i tried from another XP computer and it didn't work there eihter), which basically says that it can't verify the identity of the computer and i click yes to continue. After that, the prompt disappears and the Computer input box and the Connect, Help and Options >> buttons in the remote desktop client are greyed out for about 2 seconds, then it just becomes editable\clickable and it doesn't connect, neither does it give any error message. I just can't connect to the remote machine. From the problematic machine i can connect to other machines in my network via remote desktop and it works fine.

A:Remote Desktop won't work (XP)

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I used to always get this to work except for recently when I had to restore my computer.

I usually change the port number of remote desktop in the registry, open the port in the Windows firewall (and router firewall) and I would be able to connect

however, going from external to internal, this does not seem to be the case
I CAN remote desktop from the internal network.

Any ideas what is going on? How can I fix this?

the firewall log on the router shows that the rule does match and allows access.... so seems to be something on the computer itself?

A:Remote Desktop does not work

Just pointing out the obvious, but is "Remote Desktop" enabled?

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I have 2 PC's with Windows 10 Home version. One upgraded from Windows 7 and 1 upgraded from Windows 8.1. I need to connect over internet to a system for a work application using RDP. I can log into the remote system web page to download the Remote app on both PC's. On the Windows 7 upgraded box I run the RDP received from server, login with my crdentials and everything is fine. On the other PC when I run the RDP from server after I login it pops up a window stating Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working. I have checked that both systems have the same updates applied have the same services installed and still cannot figure out the problem. Pulling my hair out here. Any thoughts would be geatly appreciated.

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Ideally I'm trying to get remote desktop to work on my new phone (HTC Touch Diamond) but for troubleshooting purposes I'm going to use my laptop.

I'm on a LAN behind a common D-LINK router, with a 192.168.0.X /24 subnet
Network connectivity is working great, all the computers on the LAN can use windows file sharing perfectly. So basic network connectivity is not an issue.

My desktop on connected via the LAN adapter, and the notebook via the built in wireless. The phone also uses the wifi.

I created a new account with a password, and enabled Remote Desktop in the [Remote] tab of the System Properties. I've, of course, added the user I created in the "select remote users" window.

When I try the Remote Desktop Connection on my laptop it says "connecting..." for a short moment then blinks off. No error messages or anything. Just nothing. Same thing happends on my phone (when the phone is on the wifi network of course).

All pings work fine, and i've disabled ALL firewalls (inc. windows built in firewall)

Ive recently installed SP3 on the desktop machine, and its all up to date with windows updates.

Does anybody have any ideas what I could be missing here?

A:Can't get remote desktop to work

I've tried a few more things

"Telnet 3389" works

also the site http://www.canyouseeme.org/ gives me Success: I can see your service on *.*.*.* on port (3389)

but when i try remote desktop on my handheld or laptop i have no luck

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