Cannot Use a Remote Desktop Connection Over Wireless Connection

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by naibor3006, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. naibor3006

    naibor3006 LI Guru Member

    I use a Linksys router to provide wireless internet access in my home. When working from home, I need to be able to establish a VPN connection and then use a Remote Desktop conection to control systems remotely. I am able to establish the VPN connection over the wirless access but when I try to to establish the remote desktop session, it errors out. If I plug an ethernet into the wreless router and then into laptop with the wirless card disabled, I can establish the VPN connection AND the remote desktop session without an issue. Any ideas?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Will have to think about this one, I know that RDP over wireless over a site to site vpn works great but i have never tried over wireless over pptp or a remote vpn client. Intially nothing comes to mind that should keep it from working but will give it more thought and perhaps something will come to me.
  3. naibor3006

    naibor3006 LI Guru Member

    Cannot find info on this anywhere....there are some similar complaints I have found via google but nothing that matches exactly. Is there a different security setting for the wirless access through the router versus the wired connection through the same router?
  4. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    What security setting are you using for the wireless? Possibly unrelated by I have a WRT that won't pass IPX over wireless if I use WPA but with WEP it is no problem.
  5. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    I have two laptops at home. 1 connect directly via ethernet to the wireless router and the other wireless about 5 ft away. Had similar problem, but after switching the laptop connection. I'm now able to connect using RDP to both via VPN from office. I'm posting this message from the laptop connect wirelessly via RDP. The only diff. between two laptops are the resolution. Try lower the resolution and see if that would work
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