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Remote Desktop Help

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    Computer-Ed's Avatar
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    Remote Desktop Help

    Okay you networking gurus I need some help. I have a machine at home running Vista and one at work running Vista and would like to use remote desktop to my work machine so I can work from home when I need to. I am hoping I can use the setup in Vista without having to buy Gotomypc.

    I can make the remote desktop work flawlessly in the office between two machines but I cannot access my office from home for some reason.

    Anyone with experience at this HELP!

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    Re: Remote Desktop Help

    RD will require various special ports forwarded on your router (if you have one) and ports allowed in your firewall (Vista by default has a firewall, so even if you haven't installed one it is there) before you can do it.

    Another solution would be to use VPN, see the VPN thread in this forum as well.

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    Re: Remote Desktop Help

    Can you giveme the port info to setup the roputer or point me to the location of the information?

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    Re: Remote Desktop Help

    Computer-Ed, try looking here:

    PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall

    I find that they have almost EVERYTHING you need when it comes to router/firewall issues.

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