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Windows 7: Remote desktop working for only some computers (all same network)

13 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise, 32 bit, SP 1
Remote desktop working for only some computers (all same network)

Hi all, I've been having some issues with Remote Desktop Connections, and I can't seem to find an answer after googling and looking through previous threads. Hoping to hear everyone's thoughts on what I may be missing out on.

There are 5 computers within my work place -
Desktop (D), connected via LAN cable
Spare laptop (S), connected to wifi
Laptop 1,2,3 (1,2,3), connected via LAN cable and wifi

I hope to remotely control the desktop unit D from the Spare unit S, but when I try to I encounter the standard error: "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons". I am able to remotely connect to D using Laptops 1-3, but unfortunately these 3 laptops are often used for other reasons so I would still need to use S most of the time.

Between Laptops 1-3 and S, S seems to be able to remotely connect to laptop 3, but the same error appears for laptops 1 and 2.

Connecting from D to the other units, the standard error appears in each scenario. I find this strange but it's not important; I do not have to remotely control the laptops from my desktop.

When I try to ping the various units, this was what I observed.
S ping to D : timed out
1,2,3 ping to D: 0% lost
S ping to 1: 0% lost
S ping to 2: timed out
S ping to 3: 0% lost

In the other direction,
D ping to 1,3: 0% lostt
D ping to 2: timed out
D ping to S: timed out

Hope the information is relevant. Would appreciate advice on how I may get S to remotely connect with D, or an explanation on why it may not be possible to accomplish what I hope to do.

Thanks in advance!

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