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Network Home desktop to remote laptop for GPS tracking

Q: Network Home desktop to remote laptop for GPS tracking

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.


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Preferred Solution: Network Home desktop to remote laptop for GPS tracking

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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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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!

A:Remote Desktop Does Not Work Outside of Home Network

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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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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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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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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!

Next problem is to get web access going v... Read more

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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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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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I use remote desktop to access my Windows 7 Pro computer in my office. I use it from various locations, and close it each time I am finished witha session.

Recently I have noticed while sitting at my computer in the office that someone is logging into my computer with Remote desktop. The screen goes black and then to the login screen.

Is there a way to block this, and find out the ip address of where the unauthorized access is coming from?


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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 a user that tends to use remote desktop to connect from his work computer to his home computer. His use of this feature seems excessive. I suspect he may be running some kind of home business from work. Is there an easy way to track his usage of the remote desktop program, or take it one step further and check up on what he's doing through the connection?

A:tracking remote desktop usage


Originally Posted by goat9

I have a user that tends to use remote desktop to connect from his work computer to his home computer. His use of this feature seems excessive. I suspect he may be running some kind of home business from work. Is there an easy way to track his usage of the remote desktop program, or take it one step further and check up on what he's doing through the connection?

Yep, there most certainly is.
You can use MS Port Reporter to track what IP Remote Desktop connects to, who initiated it, when it started, when it ended, and so on.
Click here for a full run-down on how to use Port Reporter.

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Hi all,

I am looking to set up a network in my home with my two computers. We have one desktop running windows 98se, and a new wireless laptop running windows xp. We have our house wired with cat-5 with AFN (high speed Fiber network) in all rooms, just installed a wireless router and have our laptop on wireless internet (our desktop is using the cable connection through a cable connection in the wall.)

We want to:

1. Share one printer for both computers.

2. Have our computers able to communicate with eachother for purposes of
file sharing and data transfer.

Any help is sure appreciated. thanks.

A:How to set up home network with laptop and desktop pc?

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Hi, after struggling a lot I finally managed to set up a wireless network with my desktop and my laptop. I can access the public laptop folder through my desktop, but I can't do the opposite, every time I try to access the desktop through the laptop I get a message saying the computer is not accessible and I may not have permission, etc...

What's wrong?


A:Home network - desktop/laptop

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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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I am trying to hook up my windows vista desktop and my windows xp laptop so i am able to file share over my home network. I currently have my desktop networked with another vista laptop, but i can't get the xp laptop to connect to the network. I am however able to view all computers under the network screens. I have tried just about everything i could read on the internet to fix the problem. I am getting the error message "i don't have permission"
Yes the workgroup is set up with the same name on all computers, i have tried disabling windows firewall on both machines but with no luck. I am running free avg antivirus i do not believe this is doing anything. The only thing i can think of is it being something with the tpc/ip configs. My desktop is hooked up through my linksys router through ethernet cable, both laptops are wireless. Any help is greatly appreciated, i am at a loss with what to do, i know it can be done because i did it about a year ago, moved then came back and i think a few windows updates later settings are different.
Desktop - Windows Vista 64bit
Laptop - Windows Vista 32bit
Laptop - Windows XP 32bit

A:Vista Desktop/XP Laptop - Home Network

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It seems to be a not uncommon problem, but none of the fixes I have found worked for me.


Desktop (XP MCE) on LAN to Netgear DG834G

Laptop (XP Pro) uses Belkin F5D7030 wireless card

I have a home network set up which used to work fine. Now, I can access all shared folders on the laptop from the desktop. However from the laptop I can only access the external USB drive on the desktop but none of the shared folders on the desktop's hard disks themselves. When I try to access desktop HD folders I get the error message as in my first attachment.


I am running NOD32, Webbroot Spysweeper, Spybot and Adaware on both machines. Previously both ran Norton Security Suite 2005 and NAV2005 before that, but these are now uninstalled.

The windows firewall is turned off (the router has a hardware firewall).

I am working with static IPs ( and due to port forwarding, hence dhcp is disabled.

I've done the following:

- enabling NETBIOS over TCP/IP in both machines

- ensuring the computer browser services are running on both machines

- ensuring that file and print sharing is enabled on both machines

- ensuring that "restrictanonymous" is 0, in registry settings which it was

- ensured that my user and group network settings included, "Administrator, Guest, Everyone, NETWORK"

- checking IRPStackSize in registry but there was no entry for this, and creating a key for it did not change problem (hav... Read more

A:laptop only partial access to desktop on home network

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When I boot up the win95 machine and click on Network Neighborhood I see... IBM (but no HP). When booting the winME and click MY Network Places no other computers are listed, not even HP. Searching for IBM bares no results.

win95 machine:

-Client for Microsoft Networks
-Dial up adapter
-F5D5000 PCI Card/Desktop Network PCI card
-IPX/SPX [for both]
-NetBEUI [for both]
-TCP/IP [for both]
-File and Printer Sharing

Computer name: IBM
Workgroup: MSHOME
Computer Description: Desktop
IP=, subnet=

winME machine:

-Client for Microsoft Networks
-Accton EN2242 Series MiniPC Fast Ethernet Adapter
-Dial up adapter
-IPX/SPX [for both]
-NetBEUI [for both]
-TCP/IP [for both]
-File and Printer Sharing

Computer name: HP
Workgroup: MSHOME
Computer Description: Laptop
IP=, subnet=255.255.255

CAT5 Crossover cable connected to both network cards.
HDD on both machines set for sharing (full access, no password).

Ran test program for the network card on the desktop which I found on the cd-rom that came with it, card appears fine however no 'loopback' count (don't know what this is but sounds like it may be rather significant).

Is it likely that the network card on the laptop is faulty? (I've had a lot of trouble since purchasing it). If so, how can I tell for sure? I've read about this 'ping' thing but know nothing about it or how t... Read more

A:Home network of Laptop (winME) and Desktop (win95)

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hi there all
I have a wireless home network setup between my laptop and my desktop, the problem i have is that i cannot access my desktop from my laptop, i have no problem accessing my laptop from my desktop(move files, open files, delete files or teansfer files between the two) i just cant seem to figure out where i am going wrong . every time i try to open my hdd on my desktop it says i do not have permission to do so

any help please!!!!!

A:wireless home network but cant access desktop from laptop

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So, this is what I want to do, can anyone tell me if it is possible and if so how to do it? Thank you

I have a new Windows 7 Desktop that is fresh and has a large HDD. I have an old Windows 7 Laptop with a smaller HDD, but it has many files ie: Music, Movies, Games that i would like to be able to access(full permissions) to sometimes transfer or copy between. Now this may seem simple, but I want to share the root of the drive on the Windows 7 Laptop to the desktop and only the desktop! I say this because there is at least 4 other computers on my network that I DO NOT want to have any access to my files. Every time i go to the advanced file sharing in the root of the drive, it looks like it is trying to share it with access available to Everyone, which I do not want. Please, if you understand what I am trying to do and know the steps I would be very appreciative if you could help me. Thanks Guys

A:File sharing between Win 7 Desktop and Win 7 Laptop over Home Network

You can try with administrative share until someone show a better method:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type \\<IP address or comp name>\c$.
c$ can be any partition, d$, e$ etc.

It will look like this \\\c$

Enter the credentials of an account on the desktop (which is also an admin) when asked for.

If it works for you, you can also add a network location (select Computer in Windows Explorer, right click empty space in right pane, click "Add a Network Location". Enter the above address when asked.

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I have a typical home network with a desktop wired to a router and a wireless laptop. I want to be able to stream music on my desktop and receive it on my laptop. I know i could just share the music and play it from the laptop, but i don't want to share any music files or anything. I would like to be able to play a playlist on my desktop and just open a program or something on the laptop to play the streaming music. I don't want to pay money for something that i hook up to my stereo and receives streaming music. Is this possible, if so how?

A:steaming music from desktop to laptop through home network

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I've been trying desperately to do this but don't seem to be getting anywhere! I have a Windows XP Home computer thats plugged into a wireless router. I have a laptop running Windows 2000 Pro that connects wirelessly. Now, I can access the internet from both of them no probs, but I would like to be able to connect the two computers together for file/printer sharing etc. I've given them different computer names and the same workgroup name, but I guess I need to do more than that. XP's network setup wizard seems to think it can do it all, but it requires the wizard to be run on the other computers in the network afterwards, via a flash drive. However, Win 2000 won't let me do this, as the wizard can only run on 98/me/xp. All the help guides for networking I've found on the net basically instruct you to use this wizard, but they neglect to tell you what to do if you're using a Win 2000 computer. Any ideas?

A:Wireless network an XP Home desktop and a Win 2000 laptop

The Network Setup Wizard lives on Win 2k. I just don't know where. When I first got into this I ran it on a Win 2k machine, but I no longer have one. I thought it could be found in My Network Places (or is it still called Network Neighborhood?) but I couldn't find it a couple weeks ago on my daughter's machine when I was visiting.

Good luck finding it; and if you do, please tell us where!

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I have two systems (Win 7 Pro x64 Desktop & Win XP Pro Laptop) in a Home Network connected via cable through my DSL router; both systems connect to the internet directly through the router. I created a Workgroup and ran the Network ID wizard on both machines. Both system have the correct workgroup name and I checked the Win 7 system to ensure other systems have access without password requirement.

When I view the Network in Win 7 Windows Explorer, I see both the PCs and their shared folders. When I view My Network Places in Win XP I see the Win 7 folder I added. However, when I click on that folder to view the subfolders, I get an error indicating Win 7 folder is not accessible. You might not have permission to sue this network resource. I think I checked the permissions and they are all correct or the same as the Win XP system.

I have ensure the folders are shared, but I don't a way to get a good confirmation that the system has implemented my request.

What should I check to resolve the access to the Win 7 folders from the Win XP system?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


A:Two PC Home Network - Laptop can't view files on Desktop

try Installing teamviewer,on both machines. This program Is free. works very well for me.

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Can someone tell me how to set up a home network with this configuration:
HP Laptop with winME/ethernet card
HP Desktop with win2k-this computer connects via a linksys router to the net.
I would like to know how I can access files on my desktop from the laptop.
Thank you so much!

A:Home network winMe laptop/win2k desktop

Here's a link that should help: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/howto/fileprnt.asp

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Having problem trying to home network my xp pro desktop to my Vista prem laptop. the desktop is hardwired to router, the laptop is wireless to router. tried using the wizard on xp machine to set up network, also same on vista. turned firewalls off(which are set to share) The Vista machine sees the xp machine hooked up to a switch but does not open up anything on the xp machine on the laptop. The xp machine does not see the vista machine at all. Downloaded the exe from microsoft to allow the vista machine to see the xp pc (installed on xp pc) what now? I am at a loss as to what to do next>?

A:failed to home network Vista laptop to XP desktop

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I have a wired desktop PC (HP dx2480) running XP SP3 connected to a LinkSys Wireless 4-port router, and a laptop (Lenovo X61) running XP SP3 connected wireless to the same home network (192.168.0.x). The LinkSys connects by cable to a DSL router for internet access. Both PC and laptop get DHCP IPs from the Linksys (which I have hard-coded - mapped MAC to IP). They are on the same Windows Workgroup "HOME". Both Desktop and Laptop have same Windows User Logins.

My desktop had a virus attack (trojan), which I removed and re-installed XP SP3 (from HP disks). Since then the PC seems to have "network sharing and discovery issues" on the network.

Read a lot of tech-blogs but can't seem to figure out the problem. I'll add some more details on problems, and things I have tried.

- The wired PC CAN ping the laptop, but laptop CANNOT ping PC.
- Both laptop and PC CAN access the internet.
- The laptop and PC COULD NOT see each other on Windows Workgroup, or see shares. This got resolved once I added IPX/SPX/NetBios Protocol on both the wired and wireless NICs on both PC/laptop respectively. NOTE: Before adding this protocol, I double-checked that File-Printer Sharing was enabled on both NICs, Windows Firewall had File-Print Sharing as exclusion. I tried everything including disabling firewall on both, disabling McAfee scanning on both, disabling Firewall on Linksys, but nothing worked.
- The laptop CAN see the NAS (Seagate GoFlexHome - connected by ca... Read more

A:Wireless Laptop cannot ping Wired Desktop on Home Network

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New to techguy, I have a Belkin wireless router and a desktop connected via CAT5 and laptop wireless. They can't see each other to connect via a homegroup in Win 10. I have checked the help files for the router and checked Belkin's site, but no info on why this is happening. I can't ping one from the other even though I don't see any setting in the router other than to block pings from the internet. Any help would be appreciated. I have just completed 11 Windows 10 Skilport online certifications and nothing was mentioned in those either other than that a Homegroup is easy to setup.

Thanks in advance for all help!

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Hi guys,

All of a sudden my desktop internet has stopped working. I am typing from my laptop now and it works fine, it also works fine on my ps3. I don't think I changed anything, i just went away for a week and when I came back the net was down. It's like it doesnt even try to open any webpages.

Here is the ipconfig information

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JDQUAD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit
Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-8C-70-FA-FF

Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Juniper Network Connect Virtual Adap
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-68-3B-84-8A

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54M
bps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-51-EB-52
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP... Read more

A:Home wireless network - internet works fine on laptop and ps3 but not desktop

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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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