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  • When trying to use the remote access to access your server or any connected computers, i get a time out error. I select the smallest resolution, but my schools internet connection is just too slow to use remote access. Is there a way that the remote access could be reduced in size so it wouldnt take up as much bandwidth?
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:04 AM

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  • Are you sure that is the issue? Have you sucessfully remotely connected from anywhere else? Do you have the ports on your router forwarded correctly?

    I personally used a dial-up connection at my sister's house last night to connect back to my WHS and one of my desktop PC's - and while it wasn't fast, it was usable. My "broadband" connection that my WHS is connected to only has a 128k uplink speed, so it's nothing startling, but it does work.


    Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:33 AM
  • I would be more inclined to think it may be an issue with your school's firewall that is not allowing outbound traffic on port 4125, which is what is being utilized to provide the Remote Desktop service through the web browser (Standard RDP uses port 3389, but the Remote Web Workplace that WHS utilizes uses 4125). It is quite possible your school is only allowing outgoing traffic on ports 80 and 443 (standard http and secure https).


    Is the problem you're having just with the remote connection to your network computers or to the WHS remote access site in general? The remote access site won't require much bandwidth at all. Even the Remote Desktop session does not utilize a whole lot of bandwidth. I've measured bandwidth utilization of an RDP connection and it is typically only a few kbps, even a 56k dial-up modem should be able to handle it without too much issue.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 2:56 AM