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Windows 7: trying to get Windows Remote Desktop to work :\

23 Oct 2014   #1
bloodninja

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
trying to get Windows Remote Desktop to work :\

i cant believe i cant make this work

followed every tut out there..
checked all allow options on Remote Settings..
added user "Everyone"..

my network is: modem->PC1->PC2

while attempting to connect, for 'computer' i tried using public IP, internal IP, computer name (even localhost)..
for 'user name' also tried several combinations, but mainly computername\user..

im using PC2(WinXP) to attempt connection to PC1(Win7)..

any thoughts?


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23 Oct 2014   #2
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Go to your modem settings and port forward port 3389 on both UDP and TCP on the host's private LAN IP. That should do it.
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23 Oct 2014   #3
bloodninja

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
Go to your modem settings and port forward port 3389 on both UDP and TCP on the host's private LAN IP. That should do it.
uhh, i dont think that modems have port forwarding abilities..
u must be thinkin' routers..

thx anyway..
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23 Oct 2014   #4
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

They're both connected to a switch correct? If not, they won't be able to connect since they don't share the same subnet so you won't be able to communicate with each other. A router with port forwarding will make this task pain free like what you wrote.
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23 Oct 2014   #5
bloodninja

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
They're both connected to a switch correct? If not, they won't be able to connect since they don't share the same subnet so you won't be able to communicate with each other. A router with port forwarding will make this task pain free like what you wrote.
wait, what? u mean to tell me that i need to spend money on a router in order to get Windows Remote Desktop working on my Home Network?
does that also apply to connecting Home from Work?

there was no mention of Switches on the network topology i outlined in the OP..

n yes they DO share the same subnet which is 255.255.255.0..
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23 Oct 2014   #6
DocBrown

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

I see used Linksys 4 port wired routers in the Thrift Stores here for $ 4.99 to $ 9.99. That is an inexpensive way to make a home wired network.
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23 Oct 2014   #7
bloodninja

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I see used Linksys 4 port wired routers in the Thrift Stores here for $ 4.99 to $ 9.99. That is an inexpensive way to make a home wired network.
im really not looking to rebuild an already working home network..
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24 Oct 2014   #8
bloodninja

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

nvm, i figured it out, sorry..

it didnt occur to me to run netstat sooner because there was simply no reason to (or so i thought)..

turns out port 3390 was running instead of 3389..

for many minutes i had no idea how this came to be..
then i remembered that 3 or 4 years ago i used the invitation thing once..
i guess i mustav changed it then..
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