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 Post subject: Remote Desktop Error
PostPosted: February 1st, 2005, 11:55 am 
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I am getting an error when trying to connect remotely to my other computer when I am outside my network.

I'm running XP on both computers and I have the Remote Desktop option checked. I know this because I can connect from my laptop anywhere in my house (wireless network) and use remote desktop to use my computer that is in my room. I have a linksys router (cable internet) and to the best of my knowledge I left open a lot of ports and disabled my firewall.

(As of right now, my stupid linksys options page isn't loading for me in my browser for some reason).

When I try to connect remotely from outside my network, it gives me an error, saying that I can't connect, contact Administrator blah blah.

Any help?

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Haha, for you networkers out there, I think it has something to do with my router but now I can't get into my option (you know like how you can type your ip into your broswer and configure options), but what do you guys think?

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I havent tried this yet, but my teacher told me to set up a DMZ Zone and make sure port 3389 is open. I'll test it and see if that works.

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i have to agree...sounds like a problem with your router. If you want something more secure for remote desktop usage, I would suggest pcanywhere or VNC. both create tunnels that are more secure. all you need to do with your router and/or firewall is open the ports or forward the ports.

I'd turn your firewall back on. :shocks:

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I got it to work now, I need to use a different ip. I was using the IP i got when I ran the ipconfig command and not the ip when I type http://whatismyip.com/ . One is an ip from my network and one is my actual ip. Or something like that.

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if you are using a router you would have 2 IPs....

1) 192.168.xxx.xxx - this is your local IP, for use only on your network.
2) whatever your IP is given to you by your ISP.

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Yes, I was using the local IP, it was a stupid mistake. I'm used to just typing 'ipconfig' in DOS.

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