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Remote Desktop Behind Linksys Wireless Router

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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 12:46:02 AM

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I have remote desktop turned on at my home pc which is behind a linksys wireless router attached to a cable modem. Remote desktop works fine from another PC at home on the wireless network, but I can't get it to work from outside when connected to the internet. Do I need to change the settings on my Linksys to support remote desktop from a different location?

Thanks! J

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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 12:30:06 PM

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"Jay Rumwell" <jayrum@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C51759A7-AD9B-45D0-B777-F309C0C15117@microsoft.com...
| I have remote desktop turned on at my home pc which is behind a linksys
wireless router attached to a cable modem. Remote desktop works fine from
another PC at home on the wireless network, but I can't get it to work from
outside when connected to the internet. Do I need to change the settings on
my Linksys to support remote desktop from a different location?
|
| Thanks! J

Yes you will need to forward port 3389 on the router to the internal IP
address of the machine you wish to run RD on. If there is more than one
machine then you will have to use a different port for each machine on the
LAN.
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Chris Lewis
June 8, 2004 6:00:29 PM

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As was said, you need to port the firewall for 3389.
However, I would recommend changing ports for which RDP
listens. That way:

#1 it won't be quite as easy to find
#2 you can set different PC's to different ports,
therefore you can control any PC on your network by
specifying which port you want.

Also, set your computer so that the machine locks after 3
failed password attempts, and also rename or disable the
default administrator account.

>-----Original Message-----
>I have remote desktop turned on at my home pc which is
behind a linksys wireless router attached to a cable
modem. Remote desktop works fine from another PC at home
on the wireless network, but I can't get it to work from
outside when connected to the internet. Do I need to
change the settings on my Linksys to support remote
desktop from a different location?
>
>Thanks! J
>.
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2004 3:59:23 AM

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More key to this is to have a secure password.. Security by obscurity
is not much better without having a decent type of password.

Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
be answered depending on time availability....

Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 14:00:29 -0700, "Jeff"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>As was said, you need to port the firewall for 3389.
>However, I would recommend changing ports for which RDP
>listens. That way:
>
>#1 it won't be quite as easy to find
>#2 you can set different PC's to different ports,
>therefore you can control any PC on your network by
>specifying which port you want.
>
>Also, set your computer so that the machine locks after 3
>failed password attempts, and also rename or disable the
>default administrator account.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I have remote desktop turned on at my home pc which is
>behind a linksys wireless router attached to a cable
>modem. Remote desktop works fine from another PC at home
>on the wireless network, but I can't get it to work from
>outside when connected to the internet. Do I need to
>change the settings on my Linksys to support remote
>desktop from a different location?
>>
>>Thanks! J
>>.
>>
!