I'm trying to remote desktop into a windows xp professional machine. I can use another computer on the network to RDP using the internal IP and it works fine... If I'm outside the network and use the external IP it does not work. I have port forwarded the RDP port.
This is the second time I have have this issue happen. The first time was with a server 2K3 machine, where I could get onto a server 2K8 machine on the same network just fine.(they were set to use different ports for RDP). For that case, I now VPN in to the network and use the internal i.p this time.
For my case now, there is no VPN so that is not a solution. It seems to be something I am missing about the xp