I’m trying to figure out how to RDP into a remote computer on my home network. I’ve enabled remote connections and RDP on the remote machine and the machine is connected to the network via a LAN cable.
The part I’m having a issue with, is telling whether the computer is actually online.
I can see the computer on my router and in explorer:
Is the firewall open for 3389 tcp and udp?
also just making sure even though you mentioned it,
the enabled RDP should look like this:
Mine is only greyed out due to group policy and it is a work machine, but it should still be selected.
Also does the event log give any information that could be of use?
Before I suggest something, i’ll need some details.
The remote host is connected to the LAN with an UTP cable, can you verify the cable is plugged in correctly? (not to be a bitch, but this is something that’s easily overlooked)
Then, what’s your network setup like? Do you use a SoHo router, Firewall,…
By default ICMP is active in windows, so I don’t think you’ll need a custom FW rule for that. Can you try:
And check where it stops?
Can you still see the host on the network if you try this in windows explorer: