Remote Desktop connection broken within a network configured by WRT54G

Hi,

I have a local area network configured based on Linksys router WRT54G, firmware v1.00.6
One Windows XP Professional version PC, pc1, is assigned 192.168.2.200 (static), with remote destop enabled. I am able to make a remote desktop connection from another PC, pc2, with ip 192.168.2.100 (dyanmically assigned) to pc1. However after I login, the connection would get broken automatically. It does not seem to complete the remote login process. At that time, I cannot even ping pc2 from pc1. At that time, however, pc2 seems to indicate a remote user is currently login. After loginning in directly from pc2, pc1 could ping pc2 again.

Any idea if this is the a router problem, a pc2 configuration problem, or or something else ?

Please help !!

Thanks !!
vincentlueAsked:
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rhythmluvrCommented:
I would check for a driver update for the NIC card in PC2, is it a broadcom by chance?
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vincentlueAuthor Commented:
Hi,
PC2 is a note book using Hawkins Wireless-G adapter (external). Its remote desktop client connects to other remotely located XP based PCs without any problems. Thus, the likelihood of PC2 NIC failure seems quite low ..
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rhythmluvrCommented:
Have you checked for updates for the Wireless-G Adapter?
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johnb6767Commented:
Also sounds like a corrupted profile on the target (pc1). Have you trried another user?
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vincentlueAuthor Commented:
hi, johnb6767,

What is "profile on the target" ? How do I check its content in pc1 ?

Thanks!!
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johnb6767Commented:
On PC1.....

Rename the local profile.....Login and rebuild it, then retest the RDC from PC2.......
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vincentlueAuthor Commented:

Hi, Johnb6767,

Where could I find more detailed description about "local profile' of a Windows XP pc ?

thanks !!
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johnb6767Commented:
login with another Admin account on the PC1....

go to c:\documents and settings, and simply rename the profile folder you are logging in with via RDP, to profile-old....

Login to PC1 once again to create the new profile, and then retry the Remote connection...
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vincentlueAuthor Commented:
Hi,

The problem seems to be caused by some weird behavior between the wireless card of PC1 to the Linksys router. The problem disappears when connecting PC1 with the Linksys router directly using ethernet twisted pair line. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

On a related issue, I'm able to map network drive from pc2 to pc1 when both pc2 and pc1 are connected in the same subnet based on Linksys router. However, when pc2 is plugged in a remote network, mapping network drive to pc1 fails with a message as "The network location cannot be reached". Here, the Linksys router is configured with ports 135-139 and 445 forwarded to pc1 and mapping the network drive from pc2 is based on the ip address of the Linksys router exposed to the internet. PC2 is able to perform remote desktop and network drive mapping to other windows xp based machines. However, pc2 could not complete network drive mapping to pc1 via Linksys router from outside the Linksys subnet, although remote desktop to pc1 works fine.

Don't know if this is related or completely different problem. However, I'd like to see if you could provide any insights. If not, I'll post a new question.

Thanks !!
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