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Why can't I connect to my Windows 7 via Remote Desktop?

Why can't I connect to my Windows 7 via Remote Desktop?

I am unable to connect to my Windows 7 machine via RDP. I also can't ping it.

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"To go with the above comments, if you are trying to RDP from WAN side into your home box, there is a good chance that you have a dynamically assigned IP address and your WIN7 Box is under a NAT by your firewall/router. You may have to install a service like DynDNS that will continuously update your Dynamic IP and also map it to a url. After you can find your home firewall/router, with RD enabled and Port Forwarding/Port Opening of 3389, you should have no problems.

I would caution you, though, that RDP is not a very secure method of doing this. You may want to look into installing SSH through cygwin or CopSSH, creating an encrypted tunnel, and then RDPing through that. Good luck."