I've been trying to set up my computer so that I can remote in to it while I'm away from home but it doesn't seem to be working. At first, I thought the problem may be with my router not forwarding the ports properly or something like that but when I tried to test the connection internally (I.e.: within my home network) I found that I couldn't connect through remote desktop at all. At this point I figured it's a firewall issue but it didn't work even with the firewall completely turned off.
Remote Desktop services are running.
Remote Desktop is listening on the default port (3389).
Firewall is off so the ports are definitely not blocked.
Can ping the computer by both hostname and IP without problem.
Cannot connect through Remote Desktop by either hostname or IP.
Computer is on the same workgroup as all other computers on the network.
Other computers on the network can be remoted to without problem.
All computers are using XP Professional.
I just can't figure out what the problem could be. Is there anything I may have missed?
After I've sorted out the problem connecting to it internally, then I'll work on getting it to work externally.