I've been trying to connect my Macbook Air to one of my PC machines and no matter what I try I keep on getting error messages. As of right now, I am using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection 2. I have made sure that my PC is allowing remote desktop to work, as well as the firewall being down. I have also made note of my PC's network IP. So, whenever I run RDC and type in my PC's IP, I keep on getting this message: "You were disconnected from the Windows-based computer because of network problems. Verify that your network and Internet connections are working, and then try reconnecting to the Windows-based computer." Now, I have been able to access my PC's shared folders from my MBA with Finder, using "Connect to server..." with no problem at all. And, when I go to my PC and turn on the firewall, but leaving an exception for RDC, I get a different error message when trying to connect. "The Mac cannot connect to the Windows-based computer. This problem can occur if: - The Windows-based computer is not set up to accept remote connections. - The Windows-based computer is not turned on. - The Mac, or the Windows-based computer is experiencing network problems. Try connecting to the Windows-based computer again, or contact your administrator." Now, this error message comes up after a few seconds of thinking on the RDC program, but with the firewall off, that error message is pretty much instant. Also, if I go to my PC and turn on the firewall, and turn off the exceptions, I get the message above. I am using a Windows Ultimate PC and both of my computers are hooked up to the same network via WiFi and a router. Anybody know a work around on this? Do I need to fix some settings on my router or PC? Or is there another way to access my PC from my MBA, like using VPN?