I'm having trouble setting up remote desktop on windows 7 on my computer. I can't seem to find my external ip. The external ip sites I've been to only shows my router's ip and not mine. Remote desktop works fine when my laptop is on the same network as the PC but how do I get it to work when it's on a different network?
In order to get to your computer, you'll need the external IP which is the one assigned to your router. You'll then need to go in to the router's interface and forward port 3389 to the IP that is assigned to Windows 7....probably something like 192.168.1.x. To access the computer from outside of your network, you'll need to enter the external IP and it should work. You also have to "Allow Remote Desktop Connections" in Windows 7 so it'll open 3389 in the firewall.