|I did a test of remote access and it failed. Here's the steps I took to set it up:|
1) on my router I set up a rule to port forward any packets to the internal IP address I am trying to remotely connect to at port 3389.
2) on remote computer I allowed mstsc to come through the firewall.
3) determined ip address of remote computer by using "what is my IP address"
4) on local computer set up remote assistance and attempted to connect.
The attempt failed with a "the remote computer does not exist or is not available" message.
I tried doing all this wirelessly. Does that matter? Anyway, I could ping the remote computer just fine. However I could not get to it by using \\ipaddress\c$ either.
Anyone have any ideas about this?