I have a home network with three desktops running XP SP2 and a laptop running Vista Business.
I would like to use Windows Remote Desktop Web service to control and access my desktops from my laptop (via broadband wireless) while I am away from home. I have used Webex’s PCNow but I can’t justify the monthly fee. I have been using Logmein.com for a week now but the free version doesn’t offer all the services I would like.
I can’t get Remote Desktop Web to work. I have searched and tried suggestions already offered on Daniweb but nothing has worked. I keep repeating the same step-by-step procedures with no success.
I followed all the instructions, setting the port forwarding in my router, installing the software, activex controls and starting the w3svc service and running the remote desktop web client. I disabled all firewalls, spyware and virus software.
I tried to remotely access (through my laptop broadband wireless) my home desktops through the IP address that my router reported. http://MY.COMCAST.PROVIDED.IPADDRESS/tsweb. It can’t find the server.
I took the router out and connected one desktop directly to the cable modem. The PCs network adapter reported a different Comcast Provided IP Address than the router. I tried the same thing with this IP address. It still can’t find the server. I tried it again without the router but with the router reported IP address. It still didn’t work. I can’t think of what to try next. Does anyone have any ideas?
I am using a Linksys WRT54GS router with the newest firmware. All my computers are up to date with windows update service.
Al Teal in Hinesville, Georgia, USA