Remote desktop problems

Whenever both my computers are connected to the same wireless I can connect just fine. However, when I am at a friends house or even just connected to a different signal, it does not connect at all.

When it's on the same connection I just use the router given ip to connect. When I was at another house, I tried using the IP from ipchicken.com and the router password (figured maybe since both computers were in the same homegroup it MIGHT work lol)

So, any help? I am running Win7 Pro.
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  1. This doesn't answer your specific question about Remote Desktop, but I use Teamviewer. It's much simpler to use and it has no problem working behind firewalls and routers.
  2. Bolbi said:
    This doesn't answer your specific question about Remote Desktop, but I use Teamviewer. It's much simpler to use and it has no problem working behind firewalls and routers.


    Not what I was looking for, but I appreciate you posting that. Teamviewer looks good. I had no idea there were any free remote desktop software. Installing this now :)
  3. Yah, TeamViewer is great. Just remember that it's only free for nonmcommercial use. I use it to help less-than-tech-savvy friends and relatives quite frequently.
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