Re: Connecting via RDP to my XP Pro machine from Vista Home Premium
"Erich93063" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> OK so here's the weird thing. I went to work today and just for the
> heck of it tried it using my domain name to connect to my home XP Pro
> machine knowing it wasn't going to work as I had tried 50 times the
> previous night and guess what? IT WORKED. I didnt do anything
> different. I guess maybe if Vista knows you are in your home network
> it forces you to use the computer name and wont let you use an IP, but
> since i was at work and outside my home network it worked using the
> IP. ???? No idea on this one but bottom line its working now.
IP addresses inside your home network are usually translated to other IP
addresses when they go outside your home. The interface between the
two may have problems with IP addresses that first go out, but are
translated to IP addresses that immediately come back in.