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Old 08-25-2005, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cannot connect to Remote Desktop

Nothing ever seems to work on the first try.

I have XP at home, trying to connect to it via remote desktop from my Windows 2K system at work. I know my IP address, remote desktop is enabled on my host machine, I have downloaded the software, but I just can't connect.

I have a Siemes Speedstream 4100 PPPoE DSL modem, I didn't see any firewall settings on the configuration page but maybe I didn't look hard enough.

Anyone know if that's probably the problem? Is there a specific port on the modem I have to open?

And I can't ping my IP, when I do a tracert it times out before it hit's my IP.

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Old 08-25-2005, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure it has to deal with the firewall at your work. Unless you have specials permissions you won't be able to connect through your company's firewall.
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