Lots of good info and I found a site on there: http://www.portforward.com/default.htm
Which has one solution which involves
about 25 steps and creating a static IP and etc..etc...
I have to say..if I am a business user who just purchased Windows Vista and
wants to use Remote Desktop..should I need to be an IT guy and spend time
researching info on this and reprogramming my system(s) for a half hour?
Honestly...I thought it would be a bit easier than this. It worked fine with
Any other solutions out there?
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> It sounds like your router is blocking rdp. This is normal. You have to
> forward port 3389 from your router to the office computer. Here's some
> links. They are about XP but the setup is very close with Vista. The
> principles are the same.
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "frankmcma" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> On my office machine I have Windows Vista Ultimate, on my laptop I have
>> Windows XP Home (on the laptop I have downloaded the most recent Desktop
>> Connection Program)
>> If I am within my wireless network, i can input my computer and password
>> into my laptop and remote desktop works great on my laptop, Vista screen
>> pops right up on my laptop. However when I am at a coffee shop and try to
>> dial in to my office computer, it does not work. I tried computer name,
>> my computers IP address, etc...nothing worked.
>> Any ideas? I want to log in remotely to vista at my office from my XP
>> laptop. Any settings I am missing?