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I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch 2010 base model and I have a desktop PC that has WIN7HP. Office 2011 on my Mac came with remote Desktop Connection software and I can never get it to work for the life of me. I type in the IP address and the name of my PC countless times only to receive a message that says I can't connect because of some "connection error". I am trying to connect my Mac to my PC. The problem says that I should check my internet connection but its fine. I don't know what else to do, I'm not a networking expert. Please help thank you. smile.gif
Edited by ragtag7 - 12/16/11 at 11:50pm
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I would recommend this. Teamviewer has been the perfect remote desktop connection for me, and is cross platform, so you should have no problems.
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Did you enable remote connections on RDP and allow it through Windows Firewall?
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How do I allow it through firewalls? I have RDP put to allow on the windows computer.
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Originally Posted by ragtag7 View Post

I type in the IP address and the name of my PC countless times only to receive a message that says I can't connect because of some "connection error".

You type in the ip address and name of your computer on the same line?

Just type in the ip address of the computer you're connecting to.
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Why don't you just try a different, completely free remote desktop program like TeamViewer that I suggested above? Does the Remote Desktop Connection software you want to use have features that can't be found elsewhere?
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Why don't you just try a different, completely free remote desktop program like TeamViewer that I suggested above? Does the Remote Desktop Connection software you want to use have features that can't be found elsewhere?

No it's just that I don't want to have a program that's useless on my mac, I like everything working properly. But it's okay I guess it's just one program. Thanks.
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You type in the ip address and name of your computer on the same line?

Just type in the ip address of the computer you're connecting to.

I don't type them at the same time silly goose. ^_^
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it matters what type of connection the RDP is set to on the win7 machine. There are three...

"Dont allow connections to this computer"

"Allow connections from computers running any version of RDP (less secure)"

"Allow connections only from computers running remote... blah blah blah"


Use the middle one. the last one only works between windows 7 computers i believe. I tried using a RDP app on my tablet with it set to the third one and it didnt work either with a network error.
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