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remote desktop issue

By bandwidth hog ·
My goal is to use remote desktop from home to connect to my office computer at work. At work, I have a 2 wire DSL modem. I have port forwarding setup to forward the remote desktop port to my work machine. (port 3389). When I attempt to connect to my work machine from any other machine within the network, it works. However, when attempting to access it outside of the network (from home or anywhere else) it doesnt connect. It times out stating its either too busy to accept new connections or that its not setup to accept remote desktop connections (which it is). Here is the thing though... when i do the port forwarding for remote desktop to another machine on the network, I CAN connect successfully from outside the network. This means there is something on my computer at work that isnt allowing the forwarding, I assume. I have disabled windows firewall... I dont know what else might be blocking it.

all the machines at work use DHCP to obtain the address.

Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated. This one is frustrating.

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by webjabber In reply to remote desktop issue

Can you tell more about how you forward to your office computer? Is it success?

If you like you can try, it is safe and easy way to access your computer.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to remote desktop issue

Have you attempted to setup a VPN into your work system from your Home system?

The directions are here


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by zlitocook In reply to remote desktop issue

Most XP computers do not have the allow remote desk top turned on. On your work computer open control panel and system then open remote. Select allow remote desktop connection.
But it also needs to be allowed on your network.

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by lopsa84 In reply to remote desktop issue

Set a Static IP on the computer. You need to configure the port forwarding on the router as I think you did to 3389 and forward it to the static IP you set the computer to have if you have not set a static IP it my be that the computer has received a other IP which is not associated to the IP you did the port forwarding.

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