need some help with remote desktop

cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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ok well, i want to connect to a remote computer with the remote desktop connection tool that comes with windows xp. i am running windows xp home, and the computer i want to connect to is running xp home as well. when i tried to connect i typed in the name of it. in this case i named it "box1"(dont know why)so i typed that in and i cont and error, "this computer cannot connect to the remote computer." mmm.. so i tried the ip, since i am rigged up in lan right now i just used the local address, 192.168.0.104. and i got the same message. i did enable remote sharing on the target computer(box1). and it is also enabled on the computer i and trying to use. any ideas?
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nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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Since you are getting the error that you cannot connect to the computer, I think that it is the network issue.

Are you able to connect to the other computer by any other method.?
Are you able to ping to the other computer?
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cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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i can ping the computer fine, i even have file sharing enabled and can move files back and forth with it, but for some reason i cannot remote connect.