Solved remote desktop via wifi

February 6, 2013 at 21:29:28
Specs: Windows XP
Laptop with Windows XP Pro, connected to the network via Wifi, and set up as a remote desktop host. Can not establish a remote desktop connection with this laptop. Login screen is presented, but the desktop never appears on the client machine. Connecting the subject laptop via an Ethernet cable, cures the problem, and the connection succeeds. The laptop is a Dell D610, with a Dell 1370 WiFi built in. It has been configured so Windows manages the connections.

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February 7, 2013 at 11:56:02
I was not looking for all the alternatives to RCD. However, one of the links pointed to a gem. Here it is quoted to close out this case:

Had the same problem, now fixed
I've had this problem ever since getting a new laptop from work. I tried RDP on my home network from an XP machine, or from 2 android devices like i had been able to do previously. The new machine is a windows 7 64 bit laptop. Whenever i would connect via RDP over wireless as soon as I logged in the wireless connection would drop. Confirmed this via pings to and from the remote machine.

I connected the laptop to a wired connection and RDP'd to the IP address i assigned to wired interface and got in without a problem. I then noticed that the wifi had dropped like it had previously. I relaunched the wifi connection from within the RDP session and was prompted for my network's security key. I thought this was strange since my user profile already had that saved. Once I entered the key I was able to connect to wifi. I disconnected the wired ethernet connection, and then successfully connected via RDP to the wireless ip address for the first time! Looks like something must be different with a RDP user profile and one locally logged in. The remote profile didn't have the wifi security key saved and explains why when switching to this user would kill the connection. .dgibb2000 1st Sep 2011


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February 7, 2013 at 13:45:59
YW, noticed that when I googled, thought it might help you.

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February 27, 2013 at 00:37:27
Microsoft Remote Desktop is very very unreliable.
Use Teamviewer and it is free and it always works.
Has chat feature and file transfer and more.

"If something is taking too long, it is the wrong way"

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