I've been having some trouble connecting to my home computer via remote desktop. Everything had been fine, and it had been working wonderfully. I use a linksys router at home, and have a port open (for both TCP and UDP) for remote desktop. Over the weekend, I turned off the port, and turned it back on when the weekend ended. I did not change anything else, or I would have remembered.
Anyway, now when I put in my ip on a remote computer, it brings me to my login screen, and when I type in my username and password, it freezes at the screen and times out the connection after a minute or so. Remote desktop just closes without an error or anything; it just shuts down.
I have tried this with multiple computers here at my remote location, and the same thing happens every time.
I even tried putting in a wrong password, to check if there's something wrong with the connection at that point in the process, but it denies me entry, which means it's transmitting my input properly... something happens when I press enter or the OK button.
Therefore I have three questions:
1) Do I need both TCP and UDP for a connection of this sort? It worked fine with both enabled, but does RDC require both, or is just TCP good enough?
2) Since it's a hassle making configurations and then testing it from a remote location, can i connect internally using my laptop to test my connection, so i can sit side by side and fix whatever problems there might be?
3) HOW do i fix this, and why did this happen? I've disabled and enabled the port before, and this never happened before.
Thank you for reading my 100000 word essay. Any help would be appreciated.