Initiating remote connection takes a long time
“When making the remote connection from my Windows 10 computer to my Windows 7 computer, Remote Desktop initiating remote connection always takes a very long time, normally a 20-30 second delay before the connection is established. Does anyone know how to make Remote Desktop faster on Windows 10?”
How to fix initiating remote connection takes a long time
No matter whether you want to remotely access another computer over the Internet or not, you can use Remote Desktop. But sometimes, you may encounter Remote Desktop slow problems as we mentioned above. In this part, we introduce two ways to help you out when initiating remote connection takes a long time.
Method 1. Change network setting
Step 1. Click Start and then click Settings. Find Network & Internet and then click it.
Step 2. On the Network & Internet interface, find Advanced network settings, click Change adapter options below.
Step 3. Right-click your network and then click Properties.
Step 4. Click Configure.
Step 5. Switch to the Advanced tab. Click the Large Send Offload Version 2 (IPv4) and change the value to Disabled.
Method 2. Edit the .rdp file
Enablecredsspsupport, this setting determines whether RDP will use the Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) for authentication if it is available. To configure RDP to not use CredSSP will fix this problem.
Step 1. Open Remote Desktop Connection. On the General tab, find Connection settings and click Save As.
Step 2. Enter the file name you want for the file and then click Save. For example, I save it as “remote-desktop-home” here. And please remember the file location.
Step 3. Find the file you just saved and right-click it. Then open it with Notepad.
Step 4. Add “enablecredsspsupport:i:0” into the file and then save the file.
AnyViewer: Free & fast Remote Desktop alternative
- Remote Desktop can’t be used to connect toWindows 7 Starter Edition/Home Edition, Windows 8/8.1Home Edition, orWindows 10 Home Edition, while AnyViewer supports any devices running iOS 10.0 or later and multiple Windows versions on PCs.
- Remote Desktop requires an IP address, computer name, and computer password to achieve remote connection, while AnyViewer can achieve remote connection as long as you have the device ID.
- Remote Desktop requires the two devices to be under the same network, while AnyViewer can achieve a remote connection over the Internet.
Next, let’s see how to use AnyViewer.
Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on bothcomputers.
Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can login directly.)
Step 3. Fill in the signup information.
Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to theaccount you've logged in to.
Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click One-click control to achieve unattended remote access.
- If you upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan, then you’ll have more rights:
- You can connect to other computers with higher image quality.
- You can assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access.
- More currently connected devices will be displayed, which is convenient for you to view more connection histories at any time.
- You can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer, further protecting your privacy.
This post mainly introduces two methods to fix initiating remote connection takes a long time problem. If you want a fast remote connection, you can also use AnyViewer, the free remote desktop software. Its advantages over Remote Desktop have been briefly summarized in this post.