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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection: home network versus internet


21 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (laptop) and Windows 7 Professional 32bit (desktop)
 
 
Remote Desktop Connection: home network versus internet

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?

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21 Oct 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VincentMarworth View Post
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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21 Oct 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is my tutorial on TeamViewer

TeamViewer
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21 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (laptop) and Windows 7 Professional 32bit (desktop)
 
 

Alrighty, Teamviewer it is. Already have it up and running, works beautifully. One question though, is there a way to stream the audio from the computer I'm watching? It isn't a necessity but it'd be nice if I could.
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