I'm having a problem connecting to Remote Desktop from outside my local network. Within my local network, connecting say from my laptop to my desktop, it works fine -- I just remote to the static IP I've assigned to myself within my local net (192.168.1.x). But outside my network, say at a friends place, a coffee shop, school, work, etc. it doesn't work. I try to remote to the IP I've been given by my broadband company and I just the message:
"The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection. Please try to connect again later. If the problem continues to occur, contact your system administrator."
I'm trying to troubleshoot this systematically to locate the problem -- any help on what steps to perform and in what order would be greatly appreciated.
Here's my setup:
- Linksys BEFW11F4 v2 Router
- Desktop: Windows XP Pro SP2 running Windows Firewall
- Laptop same
I've tried turning the firewall on and off, doesn't make a difference. I've also checked the port forwarding on the router, seems to be correct. Any idea how I can trace this problem?