Windows XP forum: Logging in via remote desktop XP Pro SP3 problems

by: spectacular1 September 22, 2009 12:16 PM PDT

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Logging in via remote desktop XP Pro SP3 problems

by spectacular1 - 9/22/09 12:16 PM

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I was hoping someone would be able to help me out please as I have been struggling on this problem for over a year - yes you heard it correct over a year 

The problem I have is Im trying to get windows remote desktop to work externally (I know there are people who keep telling me to use logmein/teamviewer but I dont really want to use anything but remote desktop for some other reasons). I have remote desktop working in my house, I tested the home PC with my laptop and it worked (even though It took me absolutely ages as I had to narrow down the problem to mcafee firewall so now I have enabled remote desktop port 3389 in Mcafee). When I go out of town to my sisters house and I try to log onto my home computer Its not letting me on for some reason, my knowledge of computers is not that great so please be gentle with me.

Both of the computers are XP Professional SP3, and my computer/laptop at home is behind a netgear router (In Netgear I went on to remote management and changed the port from 8080 to 3389).

Now when Im at my sisters house and I open remote desktop I enter http://***.***.*.* / but that just shows my router interface? I have also tried my pc dhcp ip address ***.***.*.* and http://***.***.*.* but again I can only see the router interface.

If Im doing something which is really stupid then Im sorry its just I dont have that much knowledge of computers  I have disabled my windows firewall.

Please help me, I will be forever grateful as Im loosing the will to live.

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