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Windows 7: Remote Desktop connection


30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Remote Desktop connection

Hi just bought a laptop computer with windows 7 home prem in hopes that i could connect it to my desktop pc (windows 7 ult.) at home. Is there a way I can create a windows remote desktop connection with my laptop to connect to my computer at home if its on a different network. I know i can easily set up remote desktop connection with computers in the same network but I tried it with the computers on two different networks and it did not work. How would I go about fixing this or would I need to look elsewhere for other solutions (gotomypc, logmein,pcanywhere).

Thank You


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30 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

There are several options. One being the free logmein program for remote control.

I use hamachi as a vpn and it is more secure.
I can then use ultravnc to remote control another computer
but then you can use Remote Desktop to connect via the vpn.

I would recommend that you investigate logmein.com to see if that would suffice for what you
want to do.

Rich
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30 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Have a look at Teamviewer, It's totally free for personal use, supports remote access, VPN and full VIOP/AV connections

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet
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30 Nov 2010   #4

 

you'll need a 3rd party like the previous posters have suggested... windows 7 Home doesn't support RDP
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30 Nov 2010   #5

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

Here's how I did TeamViewer

TeamViewer
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30 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks alot guys. If I were to upgrade to Windows 7 pro then would I be able to use RDP for what I want to do and if so how would I go about doing that?
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30 Nov 2010   #7

 

on a 'different' network? you'll need VPN or 3rd party
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30 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

How do you go about setting up a VPN?
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30 Nov 2010   #9

 

Would follow one of these tutuorials - This could be a lengthy process

How to setup VPN on home network - Server Fault
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03 Dec 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

If you use TeamViewer as previously suggested, you won't need to won't need a VPN and there is no setup other than to download it and run it.
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