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ok..

i have a home network set up... i have a vista laptop and a xp desktop

I can remotely access the desktop from my laptop using remote desktop (and i love it to death) whenever i am at home, using my home network.
All i have to do is enter the computer name, then the user name and the password and im in.

The thing is i tried to access my desktop from my laptop while i was at school (being wirelessly connected to my schools network) but i was not able to. Does anyone know why?? Do i have to use the ipaddress of the desktop computer instead of the computer name of the desktop?
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you have to use the ip address from your modem
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oh ok. thank you. I will let you know if this works...
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Also, at your school they might have blocked remote desktop on the firewall.
The IP address you should use can be found on:
http://www.whatismyip.com/

Goodluck!

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Edited by Artellos, 21 April 2008 - 11:09 PM.

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yeah i know my ipaddress and just tried it. It is saying this computer cannot connect to the remote computer. Should i have put in \\ before i put in the ip addresss?
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It's probably the school disallowing you from doing this.
Go to the system administrator and ask :)

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is your computer connected directly to your modem. If not connect direct to modem and try
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Hey there dude, question is ur pc behind a modem or router?

Have you tryed VNC? www.vnc.com Remote desktop program works well.

if ur behind a router try this, should give the computer ip for the internet not the router.

www.gotomyvnc.com

hope this helped a little.

good thing is, you can use this along side Hamatchi so you have a VPN and remote desktop.

Awsome when you forget files when at college.]

www.hamatchi.cc
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Hi mrq201

Another thing you may need to look at (if you are using a router) is to make sure the appropriate ports in the routers firewall are open.

Have a look at http://www.portforward.com and it talks you through how to do it for your specific router make/model.
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Wrong URL.
It should be: www.hamachi.cc
The program is called hamachi not hamatchi

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Olrik
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(being wirelessly connected to my schools network)

Another thing you may need to look at (if you are using a router) is to make sure the appropriate ports in the routers firewall are open.

I doubt the school would allow him to bug around in the routers. :)

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Olrik
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I doubt the school would allow him to bug around in the routers.


I should have been more clear on that....I was meaning the router he has at home!
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I think he should ask the schools administrator if they even allow the RDP Protocol outside of the school.
If they don't then its worthless opening it up on your router. (it even means less security)

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Olrik
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To Olrik, sorry for the bad spelling lol, just typed it of the top of my head. Sounded right, thanks for the correction
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