Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2 features a redesigned user interface, improved customization options, and the ability to connect to multiple Windows-based computers at the same time. The following table lists the latest improvements to Remote Desktop Connection.
Get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.mspx?pid=Mactopia_RDC&fid=803F9438-8DF3-490F-92C6-0E0F92787DB8
Thank you Microsoft for this!
is it only for internal networks, or can this be used across the internet?
Networking is networking. Assuming you can reach the ip address and the firewalls aren't blocking the RDP protocol in use, then the answer should be yes.
This is going to depend largely on whethor this is a corporate or home environment. Many of the companies will have that protocol secured to a specific group of users. Don't expect access without permission.
In the home environment with consumer grade routers and firewalls, you'll likely need to open the protocol to a specific machine.
Thanks for the response. Incase anyone is interested, I did some searching and found that remote desktop uses port 3389 according to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/rdfaq.mspx
I'm going to open that port on my router and try it out.
I have an XP PC with a DSL router connected. Just recently purchased a laptop for my daughter which is running on Vista. When we first set it up it found the DSL router and connected to the internet wirelessly with no problem. But after she took the laptop out of the house and came back it can no longer find my router to connect to. I've checked all the standard stuff that basic support tells you to check. The laptop has no problem connecting with a Lan cable but cannot find the wireless connection. After this problem started we travelled out of town with the laptop and connected to the hotel wi-fi with no problem. But still cannot connect at home. Any ideas how to fix this?
Diana, are you saying the new laptop connected to your home wireless network at one point in the past and worked, now it doesn't?
What happens when you go into Vista Control Panel, then Networking and Sharing Center? Do you see a strong signal indication?
If you go to the bottom right corner of your Windows Vista taskbar, do you see a little network icon with a globe? Can you right mouse click it and click the "Connect to a network" menu item? If so, do you see your home network name?
I am having problems getting RDC to work using my XP computer name. I am able to get to the computer through the IP address though. I would like to use computer name as I am on a DHCP router and the IP changes often. Any help would be appreciated.