How does Windows Remote Desktop connection work? An IP address is used to connect to the computer but how can that IP be accessed from anywhere? If, for example, the IP address is 126.96.36.199, there MUST be another 188.8.131.52 somewhere else in the world. How does Remote Desktop know which one to connect to?
Follow up response: Thank you! Answers cleared this up quite a bit. But if my remote desktop connection suddenly stopped working and I didn't change anything, how do I even start to diagnose what may be the problem? I can remote connect to it from a LAN computer though.