If your trying to access the home PC from a remote location over the public
internet you need to forward/open TCP Port 3389 on any firewall/NAT/router
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"Zeretul1" <Zeretul1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Ok, I know that this has prolly been asked and answered already, and I
> done a few searches.
> I am new to remote desktop. I would like to be able to access my home pc
> when i am not there. Following MS idiot guides, I allowed access on my
> pc and the windows firewall is disabled.
> It doesn't work. i can't get access from the ip address. It says the
> cannot connect...
> I am totally new at this, so I really don't have a clue what to do.
> Relevent info: i use mcafee firewall 8 with default settings, i access the
> internet via a RCA cable modem behind a linksys router on a home network.
> use xp pro sp1, and my isp is comcast.
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Much love!