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Need help with Remote Desktop on my Playbook
I am able to connect using the remote desktop application while I'm in the house and on the same router as my computer but have not been able to get it to work once I'm on a WiFi connection somewhere else.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
- 06-04-2012, 01:35 PM #4
RDP uses port TCP 3389. So you'd put that in the "Internal Port" and "External Port" fields. Setup a static IP on the machine you want to RDP to. When you want to RDP to that machine, you use your Public IP address thats from your ISP. you can use What Is My IP - Shows Your IP Address to find that out. keep in mind that sometimes it may change, sometimes it'll stay the same.
Here's a link to the Linksys E4200 Emulator online to show you the "Port Forwarding" sample.
Single Port Forwarding
NOTE: please keep in mind that opening ports to "public" access could and will expose your LAN to possible attacks. Do/setup with caution and use password protection. Perform at your own risk
Hope that helps.
06-05-2012, 01:13 AM #7
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- Hey, what did you expect ?
You can use a dynamic IP/URL provider like DynDns.com that will avoid that tou have to check what's your IP. Most modern routers includes this feature ; my Netgear router stores the parameter under network/DYNDNS entries. You must create a (free) account before setting this up on your router (but check first in your router what provider / type of URL are granted).
Once you've done this, you will be able to access remotely your machine with an url like "mycompany.dyndns.org".
Also, please do not underestimate the Bash_man "Note" above.
- 06-05-2012, 08:46 AM #8