Remote Desktop with Linksys Router


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Guest

Work compuer (Host) is a Dell Dimension4600 running Windows XP Professional
with Verizon DSL and Linksys BEFSR41 router. It has been set up to allow
remote connections from other computers (User Name and Password have been
added to the user list).

Home computer (Client) is Dell Dimension 8300 also running Windows XP
Professional with Comcast broadband and Linksys router.

When I attempt to create a connection from my home computer to my work
computer (Start/Programs/Accessories/Communications), I can only get to the
first screen, which asks me for the Host computer name/IP. I have tried
entering the computer's IP as well as the router's IP and all I get is an
error message that says something like, "The Client could not connect to the
remote computer. Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer
might be busy. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your
connection."

Is the Linksys router the problem? Does it need to be configured
differently to allow the connection to go through?

Thanks. Rick
 
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Peter

Work compuer (Host) is a Dell Dimension4600 running Windows XP
Professional
with Verizon DSL and Linksys BEFSR41 router. It has been set up to allow
remote connections from other computers (User Name and Password have been
added to the user list).

Home computer (Client) is Dell Dimension 8300 also running Windows XP
Professional with Comcast broadband and Linksys router.

When I attempt to create a connection from my home computer to my work
computer (Start/Programs/Accessories/Communications), I can only get to the
first screen, which asks me for the Host computer name/IP. I have tried
entering the computer's IP as well as the router's IP and all I get is an
error message that says something like, "The Client could not connect to the
remote computer. Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer
might be busy. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your
connection."

Is the Linksys router the problem? Does it need to be configured
differently to allow the connection to go through?
Yes:
http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Linksys/BEFSR41-v3-v4-v5/Remote_Desktop.htm
 
G

Guest

hi peter,

i was following up this chat
i would like to know if you have configured VPN (Virtual Private NEtwork) on
both the computer. Once your configure VPN on both the computer, you need to
enter the IP adress that you get in the host computer after it gets connected
to internet in the client
and then try the Remote desktop i am sure this should work


you can go through this article id to configure a VPN 305550

youcan also go through this link
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ITS/info/services/vpn/vpn-wxp.htm

thanks
 
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Peter

hi peter,
i was following up this chat
i would like to know if you have configured VPN (Virtual Private NEtwork) on
both the computer. Once your configure VPN on both the computer, you need to
enter the IP adress that you get in the host computer after it gets connected
to internet in the client
and then try the Remote desktop i am sure this should work


you can go through this article id to configure a VPN 305550

youcan also go through this link
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ITS/info/services/vpn/vpn-wxp.htm
What has VPN to do with OP's problem?
 

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