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Remote Desktop and Internet Connection

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When I test the remote access at work (lapttop computer to desk top computer) the connection works fine. When I bring the laptop home and try to connect to my desktop I get the error msg:

The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection. Please try your connection again later. If the problem continues to occur, contact your administrator.

1. If it works when in the office, why wouldn't it work at home? The only difference between testing the connection at work, and trying to connect from home would be my Internet connection. Could this be the problem?

2. The host computer is enabled to accept remote connections.
Sep 26 '07 #1
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You say, you're trying to remote control your computer at work, right? Well, is that computer visible from the internet or were you using the intranet to connect to it? Is a proxy being used within the company? Can you ping that work computer, when not at work?

Sep 27 '07 #2

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Connecting to it through LAN you have to use the IP the router assigns the computer and not the IP your ISP assigns your modem.
Sep 27 '07 #3

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