1. Digital Savior's Avatar
    Anyone been able to use your Surface to connect to your home computer over the internet? I've been able to do it on the same network but have had no luck on other different networks. Tried VPN but still have been unsuccessful.
    11-28-2012 01:13 AM
  2. VidJuhEffex's Avatar
    not tried to my home computer. but regularly log into my work machine.
    11-28-2012 01:30 AM
  3. Digital Savior's Avatar
    I've been messing with this for awhile still and no luck. I can get the Surface to connect via VPN to my main computer but it still seems like they don't see each other even though it is connected. Been super frustrated on this one.
    11-28-2012 02:32 AM
  4. neonstar's Avatar
    I have tried Remote desktop app in Store, and failed. So I think it is only for the internal network. However, you can use Remote desktop connection app included in Desktop mode to connect from the external network. I haven't tried on VPN, but with a domain address it has worked perfectly.
    11-28-2012 05:25 AM
  5. liamog's Avatar
    I have it working great. You will have to forward port 3389 on your router to the PC hosting the remote desktop connection. You will then need to connect to the computer using your routers public IP address. For conveniance I have setup of CNAME record on my host so I can connect to rdp.mydomain.com. It works really well. Tried to get a VPN setup instead but had trouble tunneling out of my college network.
    11-28-2012 06:38 AM
  6. paulm187's Avatar
    I have tried Remote desktop app in Store, and failed. So I think it is only for the internal network. However, you can use Remote desktop connection app included in Desktop mode to connect from the external network. I haven't tried on VPN, but with a domain address it has worked perfectly.
    The Remote Desktop App in the store works fine over the internet. I use it to connect to my office PC.
    11-28-2012 07:09 AM
  7. Captain_J's Avatar
    You have to set up a dynamic dns which is a web address the corresponds to the global IP address of your house. From there you need to have a static local IP address for your computer and port 3389 has to be forwarded.

    I had my working really well but it randomly stopped working. Don't know why. I can remote into my college no problem tho.
    11-28-2012 10:44 AM
  8. popartist's Avatar
    I have tried Remote desktop app in Store, and failed. So I think it is only for the internal network. However, you can use Remote desktop connection app included in Desktop mode to connect from the external network. I haven't tried on VPN, but with a domain address it has worked perfectly.
    I've been able to use the Remote Desktop app, as well as the desktop client, to successfully to log into my work network from home. Don't keep my home computer on when I am away so I haven't tried it there, although when I am at home I have been able to successfully just go through Homegroup to transfer files from my desktop to the Surface.
    11-28-2012 12:54 PM
  9. Digital Savior's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies, looks like I may have had the wrong port forwarding. Will try it when I get home. Thanks.
    11-28-2012 03:49 PM
  10. Digital Savior's Avatar
    Yup, forwarding the correct port helps much. Thank you everyone. Quick note, didn't connect via the RDC desktop app but did work via the store app.
    11-28-2012 11:50 PM
  11. DonMorris's Avatar
    This is my project for this evening, glad to see others have had success!
    11-29-2012 03:25 AM

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