What is Remote Lab?
Why we created Remote Lab?
How do I connect to Remote Lab?
*** Why Firefox? It automatically supports the Mime Type for a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) File.
Read the terms of service; click on the button to Make your reservation.
Here you will see the computer which is reserved for you, just click Connect to Remote Lab to Connect.
When you click this button we will give you a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) file.
Click OK to open the Remote Desktop Connection, this will open a Remote Desktop Connection.
Click Connect to start your RemoteLab session.
Log on with your credentials.
Remember only the netid of the user who downloaded this RDP file will be able to connect to it.
You will then access the desktop of the remote lab computer.
From this computer you should have access to the same software as found in the labs.
How do I disconnect from Remote Lab?
Choose Log Off from the Windows Start Button
Troubleshooting Remote Lab
Q. What does it mean when I get the error message: "Connection reset by peer" while using or connecting to Remote Lab?
A connection was forcibly closed by a peer. This normally results from a loss of the connection on the remote socket due to a timeout or a restart. On a datastream socket, the connection was reset. This reset could be generated locally by the network system when it detects a connection failure, or it might be received from the remote host (in TCP terms, the remote host sent an RST packet). This error is also possible on a datagram socket; for instance, this error could result if your application sends a UDP datagram to a host, which rejects it by responding with an ICMP Port Unreachable.
In most cases you should be able to just re-open the Remote Lab connection using the .RDP file you downloaded from my.ischool.syr.edu.
If this continuously happens, please make sure you have the latest version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop client available for your operating system.
Windows: Check Windows Update - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/windows-update
Mac: Microsoft Remote Desktop App available in iTunes App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12