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 I’m trying to get windows
remote desktop to work externally (I know there are
people who keep telling me to use
logmein/teamviewer but I don’t 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 It’s 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 I’m at my sisters house and I open remote
desktop I enter http://XXXXX:3389/ but that
just shows my router interface? I have also tried my
pc dhcp ip address 192.168.1.5 and
http://XXXXX:3389/192.168.1.5 but again I
can only see the router interface.
If I’m doing something which is really stupid then I’m
sorry its just I don’t have that much knowledge of
computers I have disabled my windows firewall.
Please help me, I will be forever grateful as I’m
loosing the will to live.