Remote Desktop - slow after new router
Posted on 2006-05-23
Our old LinkSys router died last night, so we installed a new router here (LinkSys WRT54G). After installing the new router, our Remote Desktop connections are no longer working correctly.
Prior to installing the new router, I could connect directly to a machine just by typing its machine name - or by typing entering it's local IP into Remote Desktop. When I do that now, I get a message saying "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."
Also prior to installing the new router, we could the machines at acceptable screen refresh rates (either from inside the network or outside of the network). Although we can still access the machines through Remote Desktop from the Internet, the refresh rates are abysmally slow.
* As stated above, we have a LinkSys WRT54G wireless router
* All machines are connected either directly to the router, or to a switch that is connected to the router
* We have tested connecting one of the Remote Desktop Server machines directly to the router (not to the switch), and connecting the Client directly to the router. We have done this using a different cable. The problem still remains.
* We have been able to connect to other PCs via Remote Desktop that are hosted elsewhere without a problem (i.e. it does not seem to be a function of the client PC).
* We have configured port forwarding for all appropriate ports to the appropriate local machine for remote desktop
The only common denominator I can see if all of this is the LinkSys WRT54G router. Are there any known problems with doing Remote Desktop through this router?
Thanks for your help.