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How to use remote desktop to connect to a windows 10 pc

Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up: On your local Windows 10 PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to (from Step 1), and then select Connect.

How do I remotely access another computer Windows 10?


Here’s how:

  1. Click the search bar on the taskbar.
  2. Type remote desktop. A list of search results appears.
  3. Click Allow Remote Access to Your Computer. The System Properties window appears.
  4. In the Remote tab, go to the Remote Desktop section and check the Allow Remote Connections to This Computer box.
  5. Click OK.

How do I Remote Desktop to another computer?

You want to remotely access.

  1. Turn on Remote Desktop on this computer by opening Settings
  2. > System
  3. > Remote Desktop.
  4. > Turn on the switch next to “Enable Remote Desktop.”
  5. >Click Confirm to enable the setting.

How can I access another computer using IP address?

Remote Desktop from a Windows Computer

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type “mstsc” and press the Enter key.
  4. Next to Computer: type in the IP address of your server.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. If all goes well, you will see the Windows login prompt.

How do I find my computer name for remote desktop Windows 10?

Find your computer name in Windows 10

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security
  3. > System.

How to Connect to Windows Remote Desktop in Local Network or via the Internet 💻 🌐

How to connect to the remote desktop of another computer within a local network or via the Internet by using the integrated Windows function “Remote desktop.” Many of you must know that one computer can be connected to another, to manage it or perform certain tasks.

For this purpose, third-party software is often used.

Remote desktop – which can help you to connect to a remote computer from your PC.

If you want to connect to a remote computer in your local network, make sure that remote connections are allowed for this remote computer.

To do it: • Go to Control Panel > System > Remote Settings • In the tab “Remote,” find the section “Remote Desktop” and check the box next to “Allow remote connections to this computer”• Apply • OK.
To connect to the remote desktop of another PC you also need to know its IP address in the local network.
In most local networks, this address is constantly changing.
That is why to enable access to a remote desktop you should assign a static IP address to the computer to which you plan to have access.
To do it: • Open Control Panel / Network and Sharing Center.
• Click on the link with the name of the network
• Details • In the Details window, you can see information
on the IP address • We are especially interested in the following lines: – IPv4 address – IP4 Default Gateway – IPv4 DNS servers
• Close Details and open Properties • Select IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
• And click on Properties • In the next window, select the function
Use the following IP address and use the following DNS server addresses
• Enter the settings you have received before into the lines which are now active.
• Ok

Now, do the following to connect to the remote computer which we have just set up:

• in the main computer, start the Run tool by pressing Windows + R.
• enter the command mstsc • Ok
• In the window of the tool “Remote Desktop Connection,” enter the IP address of the computer to which you are going to connect, into the line “Computer” You could see the IP address of the computer when setting it up in the network details window – it is IPv4 address.
• Connect • Windows security system asks for an account password of the computer to which you are trying to connect.
Enter it.
• Ok • Sometimes the security system warns that the computer you are connecting to does not have a trusted certificate. Disregard it and click Yes. • Remote desktop is connected.
Now you can do anything with such a remote computer.
Let me remind you that this is how you can connect the remote desktop of a computer in a network.
If you need to get access to the remote desktop of a computer beyond a local network (which means via the Internet), you will have to switch port 3389 to the IP address of your computer in your router, and then connect to the public address of your router specifying this port.

Let’s have a closer look at it.

To learn the public address of your router, n go to the google and search what is my ip
In the upper part of the page, you will see an address that is your public IP.

After that: • Go to the router settings.
To do it, open a browser and enter the default IP address of the router into the LAN address bar. address line.
They are different for all routers.
Read your router’s manual to learn how to get to its settings.
• As the DHCP router server can give the device a different IP address every time, we will Reserve it.

To do it, go to the menu DHCP / Address Reservations.
Add a new entry by clicking Add New…
• In the field MAC address specify the MAC address of your WEB server.
• In the field Reserved IP Address, give the preferred address.
Leave the current address of this computer • Status – Enabled.
• Save.
After that: • Go to the menu Forwarding / Virtual servers / Add • Enter:

  • Service Port: 3389 – Internal Port: 3389
  • IP address: enter the previously reserved IP
  • Protocol: All – Status Enabled
  • Don’t change the standard service port • Save.
    Now Port Forwarding setup is complete.

Now go to the main computer and try getting access to the remote desktop of the computer we have just set up.

Remember, that if you want to connect to a remote computer in your local network, make sure that remote connections are allowed for this remote computer.

• In the main computer, start the Run tool by pressing Windows + R.
• Enter the command “mstsc” • Ok
• In the window of the tool “Remote Desktop Connection,” enter the IP address of the computer to which you are going to connect and the port of the virtual server you have created for forwarding, into the line “Computer.”

You could find the IP address of the router by visiting the google and search what is my IP, as I have shown you before.

• Connect • Windows security system asks for an account password of the computer to which you are trying to connect.

Enter it.

• Ok • Sometimes the security system warns that the computer you are connecting to does not have a trusted certificate.

Disregard it and click Yes.

• Remote desktop is connected.

Now you can do anything with such a remote computer.

Set Up Remote Desktop on Windows 10

On Windows 10, setting up Remote Desktop is fairly straightforward. But you need to know this important information you can only connect to Windows 10 computers that are running Windows 10 Professional or higher. This means you can only connect to Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, the server additions, and so on. Additionally, the computers should both be on the same network.

So if they’re both on the same Wi-Fi that should work. If you don’t have Windows 10 Pro or higher, don’t worry about it just yet. You don’t have to be on the same network. This means if you’re at work, you can connect your computer as long as you have an Internet connection.

Now that we are done with this. Let’s begin The first thing you have to do is to enable a remote desktop on the computer you are about to connect to. Let’s say I’m going to connect this computer, then I’m going to enable remote desktop on it. To do that, click the Start button and then type remote desktop settings in the search field and then from the search results select remote desktop settings and now click this switch to enable remote desktop but one thing you will need is the name of this computer because once you go to the other computer to connect to it, it’s going to ask you for the name of the computer you just enabled remote desktop on.

To find out the name, click the start button and then type the computer name, and then from there, you will see from the search results it allows you to view the name of your computer. Something else you can do is right-clicked the start button, yes, right-click and then select a system from the list, and under device specifications and device name, you should now see the name of your computer.

Okay, so now take note of it and now go to another Windows 10 PC to connect to this one since you now have the name. On the other Windows 10 computer that you are now on, click the start button and then type remote desktop in the search field. And then select a remote desktop connection from the search results. And now enter the name of the computer you are about to connect to.

So hopefully you took note of the name and now you don’t have to go back to the other computer again. Now I’m going to enter the name and I’m going to click connect. And now it’s going to ask you for additional info such as the username and password. And then from there, you can connect. And it’s working. As you can see, I am now connected via remote desktop.