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Remote Desktop fail from outside

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April 23, 2004 3:43:25 PM

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Hi,

I have set up Remote Desktop on one machine. Trying to
connect with Remote Desktop Client inside the LAN works
without problem. the I tried to connect from Home,
failed..

The machine with Remote Desktop Server is XP Pro with NO
service pack (does the lack of service pack matter?). The
machine that runs Remote Desktop Clent are Windows XP and
win 2000. Those client machine does not have and software
firewall.. for those client machines, I tried to connect
to RD server by boardband as well as dial up.

For the machine with Remote Desktop Server, it is sitting
inside a LAN with DLink 624 (Wireless G). I am for sure I
have done right in forwarding the correct port (. This
server machine has static IP.

anyone has any suggestions?

thanks

Sam

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Anonymous
April 23, 2004 7:35:50 PM

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Samson wrote:
> I have set up Remote Desktop on one machine. Trying to
> connect with Remote Desktop Client inside the LAN works
> without problem. the I tried to connect from Home,
> failed..
>
> The machine with Remote Desktop Server is XP Pro with NO
> service pack (does the lack of service pack matter?). The
> machine that runs Remote Desktop Clent are Windows XP and
> win 2000. Those client machine does not have and software
> firewall.. for those client machines, I tried to connect
> to RD server by boardband as well as dial up.
>
> For the machine with Remote Desktop Server, it is sitting
> inside a LAN with DLink 624 (Wireless G). I am for sure I
> have done right in forwarding the correct port (. This
> server machine has static IP.
>
> anyone has any suggestions?

You are sure you have done the forwarding correctly, but you are (when
outside) trying to connect to the router, not the machine's IP, right?

--
<- Shenan ->
--
April 23, 2004 7:35:51 PM

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

It sounds like you are having a security problem. If your
computer is on a LAN, your computer connects through the
internet through a router. If you are able to configure
the router (i.e. if it belongs to you and not the ISP)
you should try to enable "PORT FORWARDING" to the LAN
computer on which you wish to have remote access. To do
this you will have to know the IP address of the
computer. You can determine this by typing "ipconfig"
or "winipcfg" (depending on your OS) in the command
prompt in the start menu's accessories. Note: to
configure your router you may have to contact the
manufacturer to get instructions on how to telnet, and on
which setting to change. Also note that your router's IP
address is the IP address of the "residential" or "local"
gateway. Hope this helps.


>-----Original Message-----
>Samson wrote:
>> I have set up Remote Desktop on one machine. Trying to
>> connect with Remote Desktop Client inside the LAN works
>> without problem. the I tried to connect from Home,
>> failed..
>>
>> The machine with Remote Desktop Server is XP Pro with
NO
>> service pack (does the lack of service pack matter?).
The
>> machine that runs Remote Desktop Clent are Windows XP
and
>> win 2000. Those client machine does not have and
software
>> firewall.. for those client machines, I tried to
connect
>> to RD server by boardband as well as dial up.
>>
>> For the machine with Remote Desktop Server, it is
sitting
>> inside a LAN with DLink 624 (Wireless G). I am for
sure I
>> have done right in forwarding the correct port (. This
>> server machine has static IP.
>>
>> anyone has any suggestions?
>
>You are sure you have done the forwarding correctly, but
you are (when
>outside) trying to connect to the router, not the
machine's IP, right?
>
>--
><- Shenan ->
>--
>
>
>.
>
!