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Does anyone know how I can connect Remote Desktop to a computer not in my network (over the internet)?
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If you install Windows Live Mesh, it has remote desktop built into it. Not to mention it's a handy tool for peer-to-peer file syncing! You will have to have it installed, running, and logged in under your user name for it to connect.
    
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i cant just use remote desktop?
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probably, but since I use Mesh, that's what I know...
    
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Does anyone know how I can connect Remote Desktop to a computer not in my network (over the internet)?
You need to forward the port it connects to to the internal ip address of the computer you want to connect to.

I think it's 3389

As another suggestion, try teamviewer. It's easier to use, you don't have to set anything up, other than having it installed on both computers, stable connection, and a nice feature set.
Edited by Taylorsci - 5/26/11 at 8:36pm
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you would have to port forward 3389 to the machine in question. and use a service like DynDns to keep a standard hostname without having a static IP from your ISP. Why not just use Teamviewer? its free and awesome
     
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how do I forward a port to an IP address?
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how do I forward a port to an IP address?
http://portforward.com/

Look for your router, it will have step by step instructions. (with pictures)
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I am confused.
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Originally Posted by Taylorsci View Post
You need to forward the port it connects to to the internal ip address of the computer you want to connect to.

I think it's 3389

As another suggestion, try teamviewer. It's easier to use, you don't have to set anything up, other than having it installed on both computers, stable connection, and a nice feature set.
I SAID IT FIRST YOU WANNABE NINJA! Lol

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how do I forward a port to an IP address?
open command prompt (WinKey+r type cmd press enter. type IPCONFIG. Note Note IPv4 address (ussually 192.168.1.XX)

Go To your routers settings. Look for options like Port forward, or Pinholes.

Set the port to 3389 then set the IP to the address you found earlier. I ussually set one for UDP, and TCP i never remember which to use so i just make one for both.

Then goto DynDNS then create your free domain.

Download the DNS updater program so as your main ISP provided IP changes... it also updates your DynDNS domain...


ALSO Why does it have to be Remote Desktop?
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 5/26/11 at 8:46pm
     
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