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kha

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so i searched and i couldnt find answers to my problem.. i have been trying to do the remote desktop on my home computer.. it is loaded with xp pro and using a wireless card. anyhow, i can remote desktop to other computers but i cant seem to log onto mine.. simply doesnt work for some reason. could it be that the desktop is using a wireless card?

thanks in advance

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silverbeard

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Hi kha,

welcome to geeks to go.

Remote desktop has a lot of factors involved. Are you behind a firewall and a router? Since you mentioned "wireless" more than likely. Are the ports forwarded through your router and modem? likely not. That's just your home side of the equation, then the client side(where you are conneccting from) comes to bare with many of the same issues.

Ultra VNC is one solution you could look into. I've used it for remote suport and it works well and can make remote access easy.
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If you are using a router, you need to forward the port 3389 to your computer on your home network. After you do this, you can test and see if this solved it by going to another computer on your network and trying to remote desktop into your machine. Remember, when you are trying to remote desktop into your computer from another computer on your same home network (aka both computers are connected to the same router) you will have to enter your local IP address (starting with 192.168.x.x) instead of your actual IP address that you would use when trying to remote desktop into your computer from another computer that isn't on your home network.

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computerspecialist101

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there is also a free remote desktop solution where all you have to do is (and it is this simple)

go to www.logmein.com and register, then on the pc that you want to remotely connect to, install the software by clicking in their website to "add this pc" and then all that is next is to anytime you want to connect to the computer just login to logmein.com and select the pc you want to connect to. it is safe, secure, and simple and there is no port or ip forwarding or really any settings you need to change in order for it to work.
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