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I have a remote desktop session to a Windows 7 Workstation that keeps timing out/disconnecting after a minute or two of idiling. Also, sometimes it disconnects while I am in the middle of using it.

I have tried turing off all NIC power saving options, the sound option for remote desktop, and all the go to sleep power saving options. I don't have any issues with remote desktop connecting to various Windows Server 2008 R2 Machines and VMs.

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Is this running on the same LAN or over a NAT or Firewall? –  WolfmanJM Apr 8 '11 at 18:07
    
Gigabit LAN, no NAT or Firewall. –  Kyle Brandt Apr 8 '11 at 18:35
    
Sorry I can't think of anything I was using rdesktop from ubuntu to win7 x64 for quite a while and never encountered that problem, although the mouse cursor issues finally made me give up on rdesktop, –  WolfmanJM Apr 8 '11 at 19:22
    
I am having a go with FreeRDP, so far no timeouts so keeping my fingers crossed. –  Kyle Brandt Apr 10 '11 at 19:53
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Turing off all the checksum offloading options in my Broadcom Driver NIC options solved this issue for me in this case.

It is possible that driver updates might also solve this, but for my use with this laptop I don't really need these features enabled.

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