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I connect from the office to the house over RDP. I used to not have an issue with this configuration, but over the past 4-5 months it's steadily dropped connections. Seems every 5 seconds or so the "Trying to reconnect" dialog pops up, it reconnects, it works for a few seconds, then "freezes" again until the "Trying to reconnect" dialog appears again.

It's quite annoying.

I thought it might be the router, so I replaced it with a new one. This seemed to make the problem go away for a week or two, but now the problem is back.

The frustrating part is I don't know how to diagnose where this is being cut off. Is it being dropped by work's proxy server, is it something at home?

Can anyone suggest how I might go forward with figuring this out?

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@Grant - you're right on both counts. Sorry bout that. Do I just ask the question over there or is there a way to move it? – Mike Mar 21 '13 at 19:58
You can click the flag button under your post and flag if as off topic for migration. A moderator can then move it for you. – Grant Mar 21 '13 at 20:00
Awesome, thanks @Grant. – Mike Mar 21 '13 at 20:06
This is more likely a VPN problem than an RDP issue I would guess. Are you using VPN or is this an RDP over Web services via some internet based portal? – Gregg Leventhal Mar 21 '13 at 20:08
no, it's straight rdp to an uncommon port. RDP enabled on home pc, port changed, router set to port-forward requests on that port from my work pc. – Mike Mar 21 '13 at 20:11

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