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VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

Q: VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

I have VPN service running on my Linksys DD-WRT router at home, so I can VPN back into my home network when using unsecured wireless internet on travel. I also have remote desktop port forwarding to my home machine if I want to just remote desktop in without using the VPN. However, often times I will VPN in, then remote desktop to my machine. Lately, I can VPN in, but remote desktop to the machine's NAT'ed address on the local network doesn't work. I used to be able to do it that way and I'm not sure what has changed. The home machine runs Windows 7 and the laptop I use on the road for VPN'ing back in runs Windows XP. Any ideas why after I VPN in to the home network I can't see any other machines on the network anymore? I have a folder shared on the home machine that I'd like to map to my laptop once I've VPN'ed in but it can't see that either.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

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A: VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

The home network subnet is using DHCP (with the home machine statically keeping it's x.x.x.147 address) and the VPN pool consists of two addresses of and Network sharing and discovery is all turned on for the Win7 home machine, as well as the XP machine.

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I have 4 machines on my home network - 3 desktops and 1 laptop. My D-Link router died and I replaced it with a Linksys BEFSR81 router.

My initial issue was that during the router sw instillation, the router could not validate an internet connection. Problem appeared to be that the machines had the router IP address and would not release it.

After a few hours on the phone with Comcast and Linksys, the machines decided to cooperate and release the router IP address and was able to complete the router installation. The laptop and 2 of the desktops are able to hit the net with no issues.

However, my 3rd desktop is unable to connect to the network. I have tried the disable/enable the network connection with no success. I have rebooted the machine hoping to see if this would fix the issue.

When I am in the Network Connections window and click on the local area connection icon, I see in the lower left hand corner an IP address of This IP address shows up everytime I reboot or try to disable/enable the connection.

I have the TCP/IP properties set up to obtain the IP address and DNS Server automatically.

OS - WinXP Pro - SP3
MB - MSI P965 Platinum
CPU - Intel D 3.0
Ethernet Connector - Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabyt

Before my D-Link router died, everything was working great.


Thanks in advance.


A:Solved: Desktop machine can't hit home network after installing new router

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My home setup consists of one desktop computer running Windows 7 Professional (no network).  The ISP cable comes out of the wall, into the cable modem, then out of the cable modem and into the computer.  In this setup, I have always been able (while
traveling) to use MS Remote Desktop on my notebook computer to remotely log in to my home computer.
I recently purchased a NetGear R6400 WIFI router.  This changed my setup at home by introducing the router in between the cable modem and my home computer.  Although the WIFI part of the router is working just fine (by allowing wireless devices
to connect to the Internet), I am no longer able to use my notebook computer while traveling to remotely log in to my home computer use MS Remote Desktop.  I called tech. support at NetGear, and they spent 2-3 hours trying to troubleshoot this issue (by
changing many configuration options on the router), but were ultimately unsuccessful.  They suggested that I contact MS to see whether there are any settings that need to be changed within the Control Panel of Windows 7 in order to fixed this problem. 
I'd appreciate any help with this.

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   I am new to Window , and I have a question regarding making IE setting available to all of my users who Remote Desktop into my machine.
   I have a Window 2019 server machine, and I have configured my IE security setting on my machine.
I have over users who remote desktop into my machine, and I add them into my admin group.
My question is how can I make my IE setting in my machine be available to other users when they log into my machine ?


Student at Georgia Tech

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I cant seem to be able to remote desktop to an XP SP3 machine from my Windows 7 pro desktop. My colleague who has an XP desktop can remote desktop fine to the other XP SP3 machine.

I can also remote desktop from the XP SP3 back to my Windows 7 fine but not the other way round.

Can anyone help on this please?

Thank you

A:Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

hello and welcome,
did you already disable the firewall both of the OS?

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Helloo I'm having a problem with connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP Pro machine. I have my router at home (where the XP machine is) port forwarded for Remote Desktop, I set up the XP machine completely for connecting to by allowing exceptions for the Remote Desktop.

When on my Win 7 machine I type in the IP address and port and it gets me to the log in screen where it gives me the username (Matt) and I enter my credentials (password). After entering it and clicking OK it brings me back to the log in screen. Over and Over. Does anyone have an idea of what I may have done wrong? I can post a link of the site I used to set it up.


A:Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

Do you have RDP access turned on for user Matt? If not you will not be able to use RDP.

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I am here at the office attempting to use remote desktop to connect into my Vista Ultimate SP1 laptop.

I get connected and logon, get the desktop and everything drawn on screen, the it totally freezes.

After a minute or so I get the dialog box showing that I have been disconnected and it will attempt to reconnect.

Attempting to logon at the console of that laptop now, I put in my password, it says Welcome, then a message comes up stating , "This network connection does not exist."

If I click on OK and attempt to logon again, it gives me the same message.

If I wait about 5 minutes, I am able to logon again.

In the event log I am seeing from source TermDD an event 56 stating, "The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client."

Is this because I am using SP2 on the XP machine instead of SP3 ?

I've seen similar issues but only on occasion when connecting from the same XP box to my home desktop running Ultimate SP1. Every attempt I may to get into this laptop results in the same thing.

Any thoughts on this? I'd appreciate any input!


A:Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

I guess nobody else has seen this?

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I have a Windows 7 machine that I'm trying to setup to allow Remote Desktop connections so that I can access my machine when I'm away from home. I used this method in the past with other machines and always enjoyed the convenience of working at my home PC when away on vacation, etc.

After setting it up, I can access the machine using Remote Desktop Connection from within the local LAN network using the computer name. However, I cannot access it using my external IP address which should be the router which should forward it to my personal computer. The error I get says "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."

Here is everything I've done so far:

I've enabled Remote Assistance connections via the System Properties and Allowed connects from any version of Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop services (3 of them I think) are all enabled and started.

I've checked and Windows Firewall is allowing port 3389 through

I have an Asus RT-N66R router which I've added a Port Forwarding rule to forward that port to the LocalIP of my personal machine.

A:Can't get Remote Desktop working on my machine - help

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

I understand i am not answering your question directly with this reply but have you considered using TeamViewer to do this task?
Download Here - TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

It is free for personal use and i've never come across an issue using this method of a remote connection from outside my home in all the years i have used it (within my home i use remote desktop).

Is there a reason for needing Remote Desktop?


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I am trying to RD into a machine that I can ping. RD fails with the generic "this computer can't connect to the remote computer" message. I checked and the remote machine does have the "allow other to connect to this machine via RD" checkbox checked. Furthermore I was able to RD to it about a month ago. Not sure what has changed since then. Where should I look? Thanks.

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I dont think there is away for this, but can you connect to another machine that can still be used, but under a different setting on Windows XP Pro, like you can with Windows Servers?

A:Connect to another machine using remote desktop

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Hello everyone,

I want to be able to connect to my Vista Home Premium 32bit machine through an XP machine and print using a printer connected via USB on the XP machine. A little history: I had XP Pro and used remote desktop and printing worked fine. We upgraded the computer and OS to Vista Home Premium 32bit. I understand this version doesn't have remote desktop, but I found a way to get it to work online and now we can connect remotely to the desktop using Remote Desktop.

However, when I try to print something while being connected remotely, it won't print. It doesn't find the USB printer. Please I just want to figure this out. We are using the Vista machine as a remote desktop that houses our excel files and Quickbooks. We connect to this remotely from an XP laptop and 2 Macbook Pro's. Printing doesn't work on either of these computers. They are also on separate networks if that changes anything.

I have read a lot on this and everything points to the same answer -> go to Local Resources in Remote Desktop before you log in remotely and check mark the "select the devices and resources you want to use in your remote session: Printers and Clipboard". Both are checked. Still nothing.

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I just spent like 2 hrs with no success to be able to access my Windows 8.1 machine (which I will call machine2) remotely using my Windows 7 machine (I will call it machine 1). Please help.

What I want to do: be able to access machine2 from machine1 remotely using remote desktop connection.

Step followed:
1- Enabled the Remote desktop connection on machine2 (image attached)
2- Disabled machine2 firewall (windows firewall)
3- Enabled DMZPlus mode on the router
4- Configured the Port number for machine2 in the router firewall section.
5- got the ip address of the router
6- tried to remotely connect from machine1 using the ip address to machine2, but didnt work.

I receive error image attached.

Please help. what should I do from here to make this work.

1. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
US Providers - At&T

2. What type of Broadband connection are you using?

3. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
Router AT&T Uverse 3801HGV

4. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer?

A:Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 8.1 machine

Welcome to the forum.

Do you have basic network connectivity between the two computers? Your post does not make this clear.

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As the topic states...Trying to log into my W7 desktop from my W8 laptop and it keeps saying wrong password. I can login fine using the exact same username and password from another W7 machine..

What am I doing wrong here?


A:Trouble logging into W7 machine via Remote Desktop

You have to use the same username & password that is on the machine you are trying to connect to. Otherwise use Teamviewer to do Remote Desktop.

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Since June 14th 2019, about 5 computers whom have staff login from home through a VPN > Remote desktop to their windows 7 computer, can't re-login after a disconnect. 
They login, do their work, disconnect, and if they try to reconnect to remote desktop it sits at configuring remote session and eventually throw the internal error has occurred. I then have to hard reboot the system in the office because the login screen
has hung up. This is the same issue for all 5. I uninstalled any updates that happened in and around the time the issue first came up. To no avail. Any tips??

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I have a home network set up, with my primary computer being a WinXP Pro machine. I used to have a Win95 and a Win98 machine hooked up in the network as well. I was previously able to remote desktop into my WinXP machine without an issue. I am using the Windows remote desktop feature, but I'm using a non-standard port, with the port open on my router, and my WinXP machine. Last week, I replaced the Win98 machine with a Win2k machine, and I am now not able to remote desktop into my XP machine. Is there something I need to do on the 2k machine? Could it be blocking remote access to my XP machine somehow?

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We have a strange issue going on with a couple of freshly imaged Windows 7 workstations over here.

At first we were unable to remote in to them because of a message that the remote computer does not support NLA. Setting the option to Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) works, but then RDP goes directly
to the remote machine and authentications happens there, which would be the case with a XP (or other non-NLA-capable) machine.
I tried troubleshooting the issue by opening the Certificates snap-in in mmc and deleting the Remote Desktop self-signed certificate but I seem to be unable to reissue/recreate it again...
I have read that i need to restart the Remote Desktop Configuration service in order for the certificate to recreate itself, but whenever I try to do this, Event Viewer logs the following error:
Log Name: System
Source: TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager 
Event ID: 1057
The Terminal Server has failed to create a new self signed certificate to be used for Terminal Server authentication on SSL connections. The relevant status code was An internal error occurred.

Any help or ideas on that would be greatly appreciated!

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Sergei Biliarski

A:How can I reissue the Remote Desktop self-signed certificate for a standard Windows 7 client machine?


Please check if this post can help:

Meanwhile, you can try the following:
Check the MachineKeys directory.

Copy the keys to a different directory by taking a backup and go into the file system and also delete the files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys\.
After deletion log off and log in to see how it works.

If this cannot help,
I recommend to post in Server Forum to get more insights.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/threadsTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Hi all, what do i need to set in my router's control panel to allow Remote Desktop to pass through?

Also, what do I type in for the connection? 66.xxx.xxx.xxx\

A:Remote Desktop through router

Remote Desktop runs on port 3389. Forward that to your internal IP. If you are trying to access your computer from the Internet, you use your Internet IP. If are trying to access it from your lan, then you use your Internal IP.

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Hi, I am new. I an trying to run VNC or XP's Remote Desktop so I can remotely control my home computer. But here is the problem.

I am using cable modem and have three computer hooked up with a Siemens SpeedStream 2614 router. So we only have one public and 3 private ip. But VNC and XP Remote Desktop require an IP to access.

I search a while and see all the people talking about opening ports and port forwarding stuff. But I dont know how to do them.
Would someone help me?

A:Using VNC or XP Remote Desktop behind router

I don't know about the specifics of configuring your router, since I don't use one of those. I use VNC (actually tightVNC), for remote support of clients, and it works well through several flavors of routers. You have to open ports 5800 and 5900 for a standard installation, if you have more than one PC to access behind the firewall, then the numbers go up 5x01 = PC 01, 5x02 = PC 02, etc.

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I'm trying to set up a remote desktop at my office. The office PC is running XP and I would like to access it via Remote Desktop using a laptop running Vista. The office PC is connected to the internet through a router and the laptop connects using a Sprint wireless USB card. My attempts at trying to figure out this setup haven't worked out.

I've searched around for solutions, but it all seems a little convoluted so I thought I'd try to get a more specific answer by asking here.

A:Remote Desktop PC Behind Router

There are a few ways to achieve the remote access,
1. FTP server - filezilla acts as a server, and client
2. logmein account - https://secure.logmein.com/US/home.aspx
3. VNC software - http://www.realvnc.com/

If your behind a router you will need to forward ports to gain access, your best bet is to talk to your network Admin (if you have one).

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I am attempting to use microsoft remote desktop sharing by calling an ouit of state offcie computer. I had luck in the past doing this, but noe the out opf state computer is connected to a router. I fear there is some trouble with recognition of IP adresses. Can anyone help?

Both computers use Microspft XP professional. We use net meeting all the time on these and have opended all the proper ports for net meeting.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Desktop Sharing thru a router

If you have opened the proper ports for desktop sharing, and have a static IP on the machine behind the router, this should be no problem.

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I recently got a firmware upgrade for my internet router which means I can add a dynamic DNS which I did and it works, suprisingly.

Are there any ports I need to setup for Real VNC and remote desktop connection if I want to connect from someone else's house?


A:Real VNA/Remote desktop and router

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Sorry fixed my own issue. Had 2 routers running with both DHCP servers set to on.

A:Remote Desktop and Router Issue

Yes that usually doesn't work tell well. Better to go with a switch or an access point instead of using dual routers.

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I use "Remote Desktop Connection" to access a customer's PC. We both have XP Pro. How do I do it, however, when he's using a (Linksys) router? I've tried port forwarding but I'm missing something.

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Hi all,

Glad I found this forum and hope someone here can help me. I have a desktop computer (with Win XP SP3 installed) at home behind a Linksys router. My roommate's PC is also behind this same router.

I'm trying to connect to my desktop using Remote Desktop from a laptop that uses wi-fi. I'd like to be able to log in to my desktop using this laptop from my parents' place about 300 km from here. I've been trying to get it going here before i leave and have been successful, except that every time my roommate turns on his PC/connects to the internet, it no longer works, and i get an error message that says:

"This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner of the remote computer or your network administrator."

This is without changing any settings in either the host (my desktop) or the client (the laptop) from the time it worked for me (when my roommate's PC is not booted/connected). My hostname/userid is permanently in the field under where the IP address goes on the RDC window.

I have port 3389 forwarded to my IP (192.168.x.xxx) correctly in the Linksys admin page, and i have the ports unblocked for TCP/UDP in my firewall settings on both host and client. Both systems have the 'allow remote connection' box checked in their system properties.

I'm not sure what i should do here...any way I can log into Remote Desktop while my roommate is usi... Read more

A:Solved: Remote Desktop behind a router

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Hi There,

Firstly I would like to say thanks for taking the time out to read my post. I've googled for days and have read through countless threads here and I'm still stumped.

I would like to create a remote desktop connection between my computers.

The setup I have is as follows:

ADSL Modem (Huawei SmartAX 882a) ---> Router (TP-Link TL-WR941N ) -----> PC 1

Router ip (static ip): 192.168.0.XX
PC ip:

I looked at portforward.com and have forwarded port 3389 in the modem with the ip address set to the router's address. I've also forwarded 3389 in the router to the pc's address.

From an entirely different computer I've tried to use the Remote Desktop Connection to access PC 1 and no luck. I've checked to see that window's firewall has allowed remote access on both computers.

What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop behind a router

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I'm trying to set up remote desktop access. I'm using the program TightVNC and my goal is to be able to access my desktop from work (I have to use port 110 in order to do so).

My setup is as follows:

Modem (Motorola SB5120) > VoIP Phone Adapter (Sipura SPA-2100) > Router (Linksys WRT54G) > Two hardwired computers and my wireless laptop

I know the router may assign a dynamic IP to my computer, so I have gone and set my IP to be I assume I've opened all the right ports on the router, because I am able to access my desktop from my computer and from other computers on my network. However, from any computer outside my router, it's not accessable.

I'm not sure if I also need to foward these ports (110 for work, 5800 and 5900 for everything else) on my VoIP adapter as well. I have gone into the setup for that and fowarded them, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

I'm not sure if I'm using the correct IP address to access it, though. I know it's not the 192 IP. When I look it up online, or from the router config, I get a 65 address, but using that doesn't seem to work.

Is there something I'm missing? Is it because I'm going through a router and the adapter? I don't have any firewall active on my computer (using SP2, but the firewall is disabled) and I disabled the firewall on the router. I don't think my VoIP adapter has a firewall built in, but I'm not 100% sure.

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A:Remote desktop access through router

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I used to be able to use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection software from work to access my home computer (running XP Pro). All I needed was my IP address and a login/password.

However, since I have installed and implimented a Belkin wireless router, I cannot use RDC to access my desktop computer. I'm assuming it's because the laptops running off the router share the IP address and RDC can't determine where to remotely connect to.

BUT... am I missing something? Can my home network situation be adjusted to where I could remote in to my desktop computer? Are there settings I can edit? Do I need one or more static IP addresses for this to work?

A:Can't Use Remote Desktop Connection since Router

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Remote Desktop host is in a network workgroup. I have the Router external IP address as well as the Host internal IP address. I can't understand how to specify the host host computer ip and/ror name adequately in the Remote Desktop Connection. How can I use the Router IP and the host internal IP or host name to specify the Computer in the RDC?

I have spent hours going through various setup instructions on the Internet, but none of them explains that adequately for me.

Help. I'm horribly frustrated and need to make this work.

A:Remote Desktop IP for Host behind Router

Hi traderv3, welcome to TSF.

Are you trying to Remote control another computer on your network?

For example, you are and you want to connect to
If so, it may be just a few settings to change to allow RDP to work.

Please advise.

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I've got a Toshiba Tecra running WinXP Pro & enabled Remote Desktop. I added the user so now it's part of the Remote User's group. It's running behind a Linksys WRT54GS router. I have DSL and I know my "external" IP address changes. I am able to connect to my WinXP system from any system inside my network. I can even go through Internet Explorer using the Web Connection. But only from inside my network. I'm not running Zone Alarm or Norton Internet Security on my WinXP system.

When I take 1 of my systems off my LAN and dialup through NetZero, I cannot connect.

This is what I've already done:
I forwarded port 3389 in my Router to the IP address of my WinXP system (
I also forwarded port 3254 to that same address. This is for the Web Connection. I installed IIS. Went to Control Panel, Admin Tools, IIS. Under Web Sites\Default Web Site then Properties, I changed the TCP Port from the default of 80 to 3254. I found a web-site with those instructions.

Because I know that my external IP address changes, I registered with DynDNS.org and created a host for myself. It's free. Then I downloaded a free utility that goes out every 5 minutes and checks my external IP address and updates DynDNS.org.

For this discussion, let's say that my host is llbrown143.thisexample.org
When I go to ping llbrown143.thisexample.org from any computer on my LAN or even when I dial in using NetZero, I get the assigned external (public)... Read more

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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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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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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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I just upgraded my router from a b series smc to a D-link Xtreme G.
I am totally happy with the router and it is so much faster, but unfortunately ever since the remote desktop is not working.

Mind you I also reinstalled windows and all the apps.

Here is what I did after I reimaged the hard drive and attached the new router:

0. Enabled remote desktop on the host machine.
1. Forwarded TCP ports: 80 and 3389 on my router to the ip of the machine I would like to use as remote desktop host: (
2. Turned off the Windows firewall
3. Added the local ip address of my laptop to the "allowed addresses in Norton Internet Security" (I using the laptop as a Remote Desktop Client)

On remote desktop of the laptop I can enter and it will connect, but when I enter the global ip address it does not find the server.

I can not think of anything else to do concidering it was working smoothly just a few days ago with the same settings on another router (and the old OS)

Please help!

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I have two computers running W7p that I want to access when I'm away from my office. I am able to use remote desktop from inside my home network on either computer. I am able to access one of the computers from outside with my router set to forward global port 3389 to host port 3389. I am guessing that what I need to do is set up two port forwards in my router; the global port will be different but the host port will still be 3389 in each case. Does that sound right? One thing I know is that going into the registry and changing the host port to something other than 3389 does nothing. In fact, if I do that I can no longer use remote desktop inside my home network. I've looked all over the web today and there are not any clear instructions on how to do this (that I could find). I read the W7 forum tutorial.

A:Remote Desktop Multiple Computers Behind Router

Ok, defining a second portforward using a different global port, but 3389 as the local port did not work. So now I've created a second portforward using 3389 for both the global and local port, but in this case I've enabled the portforward for a different host. This doesn't entirely make sense, so it'll probably work.

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I'm a dba learning (quickly) networking and I have a problem accessing my Windows XP Pro PC through a Router that Telekom (Austria) recently upgraded with a product known as "Advanced Secure". Among other things I have an external IP Address for the Router lets say xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx that should have had external Port Number xxxx opened up for it yesterday (Telekom confirmed that to me by email).

I have read and digested how to set up Remote Desktop from another PC with Windows XP Pro and have already tried to connect without success.

I want to start from the beginning now and "detect" the Router using ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - how can I ping it ? (if at all) I assume that a well set up router will not reply to a ping ? Even to the allocated Port Number (if this is at all possible on a "Ping" command) ?

Telekom are not very helpful (so far) as they say that they have provided their part of the bargain and in any case how do they know I'm not a hacker - they never asked me any security questions when I phoned to get the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP Address of the router though they did make me say the Port Number I wanted opened before I sent them a confirmation email.

Any help would be appreciated - I'm a dba by trade learning more about Networks.

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Perhaps someone can help me. I have look through other threads here, but none seem to be directly helpful.

I have two machines running XP Pro. One is a wireless laptop and the other a desktop. At home, I use a linksys wrt54g router to network them and for internet access (Comcast cable). My network works fine, and when I am at home I can successfully use the local ip 192.168.x.xxx for Remote Desktop Connection.

What I would like to do is use Remote Desktop on my laptop when I am at school to my desktop at home. I try to use the same 192.168.x.xxx of my desktop from my laptop at school and it doesn't work. Also, I have tried www.whatismyip.com but I understand that that only gives me my router address. When I type in this address I get the same problem. So, what IP address do I use for RDC? Also, do I need to enable anything on the router? I have look through the router settings and can't seem to find anything relevant to this. Also, I have disabled Norton Internet Security while I am trying to get this to work.

Any thoughts?

A:Remote Desktop and linksys wrt54g router

You need for forward some ports in the router to the machine you wish to contact externally. I did a search in Google, and turned up this post that seems to address your issue:

If you're using Windows XP Professional and you do work on both your home and your office computers, Remote Desktop can be a lifesaver - it's not unknown for me to be working on documentation at home and forget to connect to work to save the file on my office computer, for example. Remote Desktop to the rescue - since I leave my primary home machine on 24x7 and it's connected via DSL, I just remote into the home box and grab the necessary files. No fuss, no muss, and I have it here in time to hand off to the team for review.

However, what if, like my household, you have multiple machines, all of which need to be directly accessible via Remote Desktop from an external location, and you only have one IP address that points to your router? Since Remote Desktop by default looks at port 3389, you can't exactly set up port forwarding to point that single port to all of your machines.

There is an answer, or rather, two answers. Both of them are detailed in Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.

The first one is this:

Configuring the Remote Desktop Client to Connect to a Specific Port - this tells you how to get your client machine (in this case, the one you're on at work) to talk to a different Remote Desktop port than the default. In some cases, this plus a little configuration ... Read more

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Hi All

I have a desktop and laptop with windows 7, I want to use RDC from either side using the internet connection. Both machines are connected with same router for internet connection.

For internet, desktop is connected through LAN cable and laptop through WiFi.

Can I use RDC between them without wired connection and using router/internet??

Pls help.


A:Remote Desktop Connection with common router

If they are on the same LAN then all you have to do is enable the remote connection in the Advanced system settings under the Remote Tab and then open RDC and type in the computer name or IP address of the computer you want to connect to/ If you are doing this over the internet then there are several website that explain how to set up the router to forward the connection to a specific PC behind it.

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OK, found this forum after many frustrations trying to get this going.....I have to head out of town for family funeral for several days but want to retain access to my PC to stay above water with business issues here.

Right now when I send a friend a remote desktop invitation the host name remains unresolved.......I'm guessin it's my wireless 8011 router (behind DSL modem that then goes to wall) denying port access??

-I can't login to my 8011 router......online attempt says wrong password (and it's not supposed to have any password I keep being told online etc/I reset it and computer and modem with no luck/still wants denies my login attempt saying wrong password)

-any and all suggestions welcome.....I run McAffee Enterprise for viruses/seem to also have a habit that if I run MSN Messenger 6.2-do a remote invite session this then initiates a generic win 32 host process error/shutdown cycle of 60 seconds and then same on restart....changing Dcom process to restart intead of reset computer seemed to stop the shutdown but I still get that error on startup....

any and all suggestions most welcome!! (running XP CE SP2)

thanks in advance

A:remote desktop/router blocking success?

I presume this is a USR 8011 Router, since you didn't specify the brand. I suspect someone may have assigned a password to the router, since it doesn't come that way from the factory. Did you configure the router initially, or did someone else?

You could reset the router to factory defaults, which includes no password, but then you'd have to reconfigure the DSL connection. You will have to access the setup for the router to open the ports for remote desktop.

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Hi All, I really hope someone can help.

I'm using the above to try and remote into my network at work. I am using a HPa820n
desktop that is hardwired to the WRT54G v.6 router. My company uses Cisco VPN client v. ,then I try to connect using remote desktop (using WIN XP Home). I am using the IP address of my desktop at work to try and connect. The IT guys have confirmed that I am in the remote desktop group, and they can log in as me from their end. I turn off my firewall before I do any connecting.

I have literally tried everything:
1. I was told to try leaving my desktop on (but I didn't log out)
2.Then, I logged out and left my desktop on
3.I tried using my windows user name and pw
4. I tried to use my user name and pw at work to log in
5.I upgraded my firmware on the router, and I even chatted with tech support to open some ports and create a static IP.
6. Before that, I tried to create the VPN connection in windows and none of that worked.

This CAN'T be this complicated. I would be sooo very grateful if anyone could help me.

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I am doing a job for a friend, but have never set up Remote Desktop this way before. My friend has DSL that is connected to a ZyXEL wireless router. I need to set up remote desktop on one of the wireless computers (host) that is running Win XP Pro. The computer has a third party firewall installed (PC-cillin) and also has MAC filtering enabled on his wi-fi router.

I have set a static IP on the host and that is about it. One of his other friend's told him that he needed to get the IP address from his ISP and he has done that (why, I do not know).
1) What ports do I need to forward? 2) When he goes to connect from a remote location, does he need to enter in the static IP I assigned the host, or the IP that the ISP gave him? Also, if there is anything else you can help me with that I did not bring up, please do. Thank you all for the help!

A:Remote Desktop - Wireless Router - Config

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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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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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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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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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