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Window 7 RDP

Have a home network using wireless router.
I would like to rdp one of my window 7 laptop. the ip is
and I also enable the RDP by using computer>>Property>>Remote tab
to enable the RDP.

When I put for rdp, it alerts me computer not found....

Software FirewallsTCP/IPWindows 7

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Where are you trying to connect to your home laptop from ?

If you are connecting from outside the router LAN then let me know - that IP will not work.

IF you are within your home LAN and you are trying to RDP from a Windows XP machine you need to change the Remote tab settigns on your Windows 7 machine to:

"Allow connection from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)".

Hi Webboy2008,

I know this is probably not what you were asking, but I would use LogMeIn instead of RDP.  The free version does everything that RDP does (and more) and manages to sort out with ease any IP/Firewall etc issues.  Thieir website is LogMeIn.com


If it is used within the Home LAN then no extra tool is needed. If it is outside - you could always just use TeamViewer which is secure and needs no configurations. I use it to to connect to my home computer from work and I also use it with clients are remote support.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
Wouter Boevink

Which version of Windows 7 are you using on your laptop? The Home version of windows 7 doesn't support RDP.

try using Win7 Ultimate

No need to change operating system.  LogMeIn will work with any varient.
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Wouter Boevink


Which editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection?

All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.
• You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
• You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

On the machine you are trying to RDP into.... Paste the following commands into a CMD prompt.... Post the output...

Will confirm it is enabled....

Also, can you ping that machine from the other one?



Does it time out, or show "reply received".....?
reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections >rdp.txt
notepad rdp.txt

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