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Problems with setting up Remote Desktop from XP Pro and XP..

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April 26, 2004 3:26:44 PM

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I have XP Pro on my laptop, and would like to be able to
connect to the main PC using remote desktop. The main PC
has XP Home.

I am unable to find how to make a connection on the XP
Home PC, and I was wondering if it was possible.

I have a normal network connection between them, and this
is running fine.

They connect to each other using a wireless router.

I did have XP Pro on them both at one point, and this
worked fine with the router.

I know the problems must be on the user side [me], and
would love some help setting it up.

Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 4:06:03 PM

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I'm almost in the same boat.

I have XP Pro installed at home hanging off a wireless/router/switch port[using UTP to switch]. The box can access the internet through the wireless/router/switch. IP number is assigned by the router/switch. I "think" I've enabled the remote stuff properly, but I'm unable to dial in to the XP Pro box and get my mail.

I've tried a W2K Pro laptop and a XP home laptop. I'm unable to get past the authenication to get my mail off the ISP server.
[ISP does not provide dial-in service... only broadband]
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 6:01:03 PM

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You can not access/control an XP Home box using Remote Desktop from another PC. An alternative is
UltraVNC. Go to http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/ for the server and client software. If you want to
do this over the public internet then I also suggest you install the encryption plug-in for
UltraVNC. Get that at http://home.comcast.net/%7Emsrc4plugin/

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"Pablo" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:470901c42bbc$06f545c0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>I have XP Pro on my laptop, and would like to be able to
> connect to the main PC using remote desktop. The main PC
> has XP Home.
>
> I am unable to find how to make a connection on the XP
> Home PC, and I was wondering if it was possible.
>
> I have a normal network connection between them, and this
> is running fine.
>
> They connect to each other using a wireless router.
>
> I did have XP Pro on them both at one point, and this
> worked fine with the router.
>
> I know the problems must be on the user side [me], and
> would love some help setting it up.
>
> Thanks in advance.
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Anonymous
April 26, 2004 7:41:49 PM

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So I take your trying to reach the XP Pro box at home from a remote location using either a W2K
laptop or a XP Home laptop, correct?

If so do you have TCP Port 3389 forwarded/opened to the private LAN IP of the XP Pro box on the home
router?

Are you calling the correct public IP for your router?

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Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

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"Felton" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B06ADED7-02D8-4735-A757-36ACFE92E18D@microsoft.com...
> I'm almost in the same boat.
>
> I have XP Pro installed at home hanging off a wireless/router/switch port[using UTP to switch].
> The box can access the internet through the wireless/router/switch. IP number is assigned by the
> router/switch. I "think" I've enabled the remote stuff properly, but I'm unable to dial in to the
> XP Pro box and get my mail.
>
> I've tried a W2K Pro laptop and a XP home laptop. I'm unable to get past the authenication to get
> my mail off the ISP server.
> [ISP does not provide dial-in service... only broadband]
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 4:10:22 AM

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What "remote stuff" are you trying to do? VPN or RAS... If so,
search for Incoming Connections in Windows Help and Support.


Jeffrey Randow (Windows Net. & Smart Display MVP)
jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:06:03 -0700, Felton
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm almost in the same boat.
>
>I have XP Pro installed at home hanging off a wireless/router/switch port[using UTP to switch]. The box can access the internet through the wireless/router/switch. IP number is assigned by the router/switch. I "think" I've enabled the remote stuff properly, but I'm unable to dial in to the XP Pro box and get my mail.
>
>I've tried a W2K Pro laptop and a XP home laptop. I'm unable to get past the authenication to get my mail off the ISP server.
>[ISP does not provide dial-in service... only broadband]
>
>
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