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Can't Remote Desktop to Vista wirleless PC

I have a LAN with a Vista  64 bit Home Premium PC cabled to the Netgear Router/Modem. I have another wirelessly connected PC running Vista Ultimate with Remote Desktop enabled and port 3390 set as the listening port.  I want to RD to this as I can't RD to the cabled PC as it is running Home Premium which apparently can't take RD connections..

At the moment I can ping the router IP address but can't Telnet to the 3390 port (or any other) port? RD obviously doesn't work. How do I get Remote Desktop operational..?  The firewall is off, and the targeted PC is set to Allow Remote Assistance and also Connections from computers running any version of RD..

Dave
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i_tCommented:
why would you telnet to port 3390
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
That's the listening port I've set up on the PC I'm trying to RD to? Telnet doesn't work using the router IP address regardless of whether a port is specified or not?.. Just gives message 'could not open connection to the host'. I'm just using Telnet to try and diagnose the fault with RD?
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StefanKittelCommented:
Hello,

when not using the default port you need to enter it manualy in the firewall (TCP).
Changing to a different port is only possible using the registry. Did you do this?

Why did you change the port?

Using XP or Vista Home you cannot enable RDP Server without any hacks.
You need XP Professional, Vista Business or Ultimate.

Maybe VNC can help you
http://www.realvnc.com/

Stefan
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
I changed it because i thought you had to do that if it wasn't the main cable linked PC that was being addressed.. ? I've now changed it back to 3389 but it still doesn't work..? The RDP server is Vista Ultimate 32 bit
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
.. although the cable linked PC is Vista Home Premium 64 bit.. Can you not RD to the Ultimate PC?
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
Have just tried switching the cable to the Ultimate PC and same thing.. Can ping by name and IP address but can't Remote Desktop or Telnet?
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
Have now got it working with the wired Ultimate PC.  Internal IP address was 192.168.0.2 and inbound services had to be tied to it in the Netgear router?  However, this is not a convenient set up, so is it possible to Remote Desktop to the same PC when it is wirelessly connected not hard wired?

Dave
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StefanKittelCommented:
Hello,

some router part LAN and WLAN from reaching them. But you can ping.
Strange.

Stefan
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
I will  try forcing the router to assign a fixed IP address to the Ultimate PC, then make it wireless, then assign inbound services to that address and see what happens? However, it is OK at the moment , if not ideal, and I'm away for Easter so it will have to wait until I return..? Any further helpful suggestions gratefully received in the interim?

Dave
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
Got round the problem by using Live Mesh Beta which is great now and could be really excellent.. ! Allows me to access all my remote PC's concurrently! A few minor disadvantages compared to Remote Desktop but certainly gets round my initial problem..
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