I have been trying to setup remote desktop for a few days and have had no such luck. The host computer is running Windows 7 Professional and I have enabled the remote connections to it. When I am on the same network and try to use my laptop to connect using the name of the host computer, I am able to connect right in with ease; however, when using the IP address of the host I cannot get it to connect. I get the error message "Remote desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:" and then it gives the following reasons "Remote access to the server is not enabled; the remote computer is turned off; the remote computer is not available on the network." I am not really sure why I cannot connect via the IP address. I am googling "my ip" from the host computer then using that on my laptop to connect. Here are the settings on my Belkin router. I have tried connecting with just the IP, the IP immediately followed by :3389, and followed by :2626 all of which yield the same result. I also tried connecting before I added the RDP 3389 server to my router settings. I want to be able to connect to my desktop when I am not at home and on a different internet connection. Any suggestions?