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April 8, 2004 2:40:08 AM

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I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right now I
am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
connection.

Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.

Lloyd
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April 8, 2004 1:49:11 PM

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i often have more then one remote desktop session open at the same time.
For example, if I am doing maintanence on a series of machines, I will have
multiple rd sessions going so I can work on one while another is doing
something and multitask between them.

--
Robert Cohen
A legend in his own mind
--

"Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
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> I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right now I
> am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
> unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
> connection.
>
> Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.
>
> Lloyd
>
>
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 2:47:29 PM

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Let me see if I understand your question properly?

You have a small network with several machines on it, and a gateway machine
or router controlling access to the Internet.

You now forward unsolicited incoming traffic on port 3389, TCP, to a single
internal client machine.

You would like to be able to have incoming traffic to each of several
different internal client machines.

Simultaneously? One at a time?

Tell us more about the gateway machine or router involved?

Al Jarvi has a good web page showing one way to do this with one particular
brand of nat/router devices:
http://members.cox.net/ajarvi/RemoteDesktop/Multiple_PC...

"Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
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>I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right now I
> am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
> unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
> connection.
>
> Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.
>
> Lloyd
>
>
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April 8, 2004 5:58:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

Thanks for the tut from Al. However, my linksys router does not give me the
option of enabling UPnP or disabling SPI. Any suggestions?

"Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
news:udjIxvSHEHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right now I
> am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
> unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
> connection.
>
> Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.
>
> Lloyd
>
>
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 10:30:49 PM

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Don't worry about the SPI--that switch was eliminated in more recent
firmware updates.

What model Linksys?

One thing to do is look at Linksys' site for firmware upgrades.

You can do what Al suggests without UPnP.

You must set each potential client's Remote Desktop listener port to a
separate port--3389,3390, 3391, etc.

Then you must open each of these ports in the router, and point that port to
the corresponding PC.

Then you must specify the port number when addressing Remote Desktop at the
remote end of the connection--i.e. YourRoutersIP:3390

This is described in Al's reference as: Registry Change Method (Option 2)

There is another way to do this, if you don't need simultaneous access to
more than one machine from more than one location.

You can configure the router and one of the XP Pro machines to allow an
incoming VPN connection. Once connected, Remote Desktop can run in the VPN
tunnel, and connect to any of the PC's--or even separate connections to all
of them at the same time.


"Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the tut from Al. However, my linksys router does not give me
> the
> option of enabling UPnP or disabling SPI. Any suggestions?
>
> "Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
> news:udjIxvSHEHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right now
>> I
>> am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
>> unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
>> connection.
>>
>> Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.
>>
>> Lloyd
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 12:21:09 PM

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Or you could use WTSGateway from Terminal-Services.net, available here:

http://www.workthin.com/tsao.htm

Patrick Rouse
Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
http://www.workthin.com

----- Bill Sanderson wrote: -----

Don't worry about the SPI--that switch was eliminated in more recent
firmware updates.

What model Linksys?

One thing to do is look at Linksys' site for firmware upgrades.

You can do what Al suggests without UPnP.

You must set each potential client's Remote Desktop listener port to a
separate port--3389,3390, 3391, etc.

Then you must open each of these ports in the router, and point that port to
the corresponding PC.

Then you must specify the port number when addressing Remote Desktop at the
remote end of the connection--i.e. YourRoutersIP:3390

This is described in Al's reference as: Registry Change Method (Option 2)

There is another way to do this, if you don't need simultaneous access to
more than one machine from more than one location.

You can configure the router and one of the XP Pro machines to allow an
incoming VPN connection. Once connected, Remote Desktop can run in the VPN
tunnel, and connect to any of the PC's--or even separate connections to all
of them at the same time.


"Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
news:%23R7oSxaHEHA.520@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the tut from Al. However, my linksys router does not give me
> the
> option of enabling UPnP or disabling SPI. Any suggestions?
>> "Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
> news:udjIxvSHEHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right now
>> I
>> am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
>> unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
>> connection.
>>>> Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.
>>>> Lloyd
>>>>>>
April 9, 2004 3:58:07 PM

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Wow! Thanks for all the help. Although, how do I open the ports in the
router? Is this done when I plug them in to forward to another IP?

"Bill Sanderson" <Bill_Sanderson@msn.com.plugh.org> wrote in message
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> Don't worry about the SPI--that switch was eliminated in more recent
> firmware updates.
>
> What model Linksys?
>
> One thing to do is look at Linksys' site for firmware upgrades.
>
> You can do what Al suggests without UPnP.
>
> You must set each potential client's Remote Desktop listener port to a
> separate port--3389,3390, 3391, etc.
>
> Then you must open each of these ports in the router, and point that port
to
> the corresponding PC.
>
> Then you must specify the port number when addressing Remote Desktop at
the
> remote end of the connection--i.e. YourRoutersIP:3390
>
> This is described in Al's reference as: Registry Change Method (Option 2)
>
> There is another way to do this, if you don't need simultaneous access to
> more than one machine from more than one location.
>
> You can configure the router and one of the XP Pro machines to allow an
> incoming VPN connection. Once connected, Remote Desktop can run in the
VPN
> tunnel, and connect to any of the PC's--or even separate connections to
all
> of them at the same time.
>
>
> "Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
> news:%23R7oSxaHEHA.520@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Thanks for the tut from Al. However, my linksys router does not give me
> > the
> > option of enabling UPnP or disabling SPI. Any suggestions?
> >
> > "Lloyd" <lloyd@concernedchristians.org> wrote in message
> > news:udjIxvSHEHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> >> I need to know if I can set up and use RD for several clients. Right
now
> >> I
> >> am forwarding port 3389 to one client. I have tried using various other
> >> unasigned ports to use RD on other clients but I cannot establish a
> >> connection.
> >>
> >> Basically I need to know how to access RD for each client.
> >>
> >> Lloyd
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
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