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Topic # 133712 31-Oct-2013 13:33
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Hi Folks,
Does anyone know how to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client on the IPhone to connect to a Surface Pro (win 8.1) while the latter is (WiFi/BT) tethered to the IPhone?

Have been trying but keep getting host unreachable.  Just trying to find out if it is possible.




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  Reply # 924758 31-Oct-2013 13:55
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can't see why it wouldn't work over WiFi

is it a name resolution problem? Use an IP

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  Reply # 924785 31-Oct-2013 14:32
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Over the lan (possibly wifi->router) no problem.
Over the internet through the phones 3g connection, you need to open a port in your router firewall, which is 'dodgy' (but easy-ish if you're techie).

The proper way is to make the phone to connect to your vpn.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 924788 31-Oct-2013 14:35
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Surface Pro is connected to the WLAN via being WiFi tethered to the iPhone

RDC app is running on the iPhone

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  Reply # 924804 31-Oct-2013 14:51
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Hrm. Interesting question, Ive ben re-reading your post.

Probably the phone isolates itself from the subnet of the "personal hotspot" network. I cant imagine Apple letting the router expose the phone to the same local subnet as its hotspot clients. Maybe a hacked version like cydia _could_. Or else you'd need an app created for this purpose.

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can I ask what the use case is for your scenario?

Is the Surface Pro is within WLAN range, why don't you just walk over to it?

I'd test this myself but I don't have an iPhone



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  Reply # 925082 31-Oct-2013 20:33
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nathan: can't see why it wouldn't work over WiFi

is it a name resolution problem? Use an IP


*doh*  configuring firewall and turning on remote desktop on surface would help :)

Needed to use IP address as  it didn't see the host name.

I must say, typing on a surface pro keyboard via an IPad screen is a bit weird.




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  Reply # 925086 31-Oct-2013 20:37
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nathan: can I ask what the use case is for your scenario?

Is the Surface Pro is within WLAN range, why don't you just walk over to it?

I'd test this myself but I don't have an iPhone


Well, actually, surface pro is on the other side of my desk.  However, I might have been over by the coffee machine.

Actually, I just wanted to try out the new remote desktop app for IOS and this was probably the most complex scenario I could think of at the time.  However, when out and about there is a likelihood that one might use an IPad to remote into a surface pro that is tethered to an iPhone.





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  Reply # 925117 31-Oct-2013 21:24
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Splashtop?

Can only imagine how horrible RDP must be on the iPhone though with that low res tiny screen.




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  Reply # 925181 31-Oct-2013 22:08
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TwoSeven:
nathan: can't see why it wouldn't work over WiFi

is it a name resolution problem? Use an IP


*doh*  configuring firewall and turning on remote desktop on surface would help :)


i was just about to ask if you had 'turned it on' :)




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  Reply # 925268 1-Nov-2013 06:49
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TwoSeven:
nathan: can I ask what the use case is for your scenario?

Is the Surface Pro is within WLAN range, why don't you just walk over to it?

I'd test this myself but I don't have an iPhone


Well, actually, surface pro is on the other side of my desk.  However, I might have been over by the coffee machine.

Actually, I just wanted to try out the new remote desktop app for IOS and this was probably the most complex scenario I could think of at the time.  However, when out and about there is a likelihood that one might use an IPad to remote into a surface pro that is tethered to an iPhone.



IMO the new MS Remote Desktop app is terrible.  They gutted everything good about iTap, and the zoom functionality is ridiculously unintuitive.

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