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remote destop connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by recoil49, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. recoil49

    recoil49 Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2009
    please i need a helping hand, i am running a network of a bt-home hub (first edition) from which i need to get remote desktop connection working, for private issues. i have the remote desktop connection on my laptop and i am running vista and so are my other machines. i know all of the passwords for my router and can change settings if needed. so if i could get a step by step run through of getting it to work would be much apriciated, and if u can tell us how to get it to work on dual monitior even better!!!!!!!

    p.s this i need this done over local area connection not online thanks

    also i would like to be able to connect a portable hard drive to my network router, so it can be assesed by any other computer on this network but with a password. again your help would be much apriciated
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    For the local connection, you don't have to do anything to the router, that would only be for Internet access to a remote connection.

    You just have to allow remote desktop through any firewall software you have on the machines.
  3. Miake


    Oct 27, 2009
    for the remote connections you need to enable remote desktop on the machines (Right Click My Computer > Properties > Remote > Allow Users to connect remotely to this computer > Apply > Ok). This should work for LAN computers, as mentioned above no need to change firewall rules. To allow it to run on dual monitor you need to specify how many users can access the machine at any given time....although not seeing the same screen :(
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