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Remote Desktop not working with Router and Comcast account

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Anonymous
August 1, 2004 3:49:01 AM

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I cannot get Remote Desktop to connect outside of my network through my firewall. It does work within my network. I have forwarded the appropriate port (3389?) to the IP address of my machine. Comcast is my ISP, is there something that they do with their external IP addresses that prevent RD from connecting correctly? I am using a Netgear RP614 router is there something I need to do besides forwarding the port to the machine i want to connect? Any help would be great, thanks
Anonymous
August 1, 2004 9:15:12 AM

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Well, other than the possibility (slim) that Comcast is blocking TCP Port 3389, verify the IP your
calling and that port forwarding is setup correctly...

http://www.portforward.com/netgear/rp614.htm

You might contact Comcast to check if they do or do not block the port.

Where are you calling from? If its from work its possible they block TCP Port 3389 outbound.

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"Brad Leonard not using RD" <Brad Leonard not using RD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C571E38-A8E5-4749-999A-CA720C93D6EF@microsoft.com...
>I cannot get Remote Desktop to connect outside of my network through my firewall. It does work
>within my network. I have forwarded the appropriate port (3389?) to the IP address of my machine.
>Comcast is my ISP, is there something that they do with their external IP addresses that prevent RD
>from connecting correctly? I am using a Netgear RP614 router is there something I need to do
>besides forwarding the port to the machine i want to connect? Any help would be great, thanks
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 1:28:00 AM

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I've yet to hear of a verified ISP block of 3389, TCP.

"Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:egVrvB7dEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Well, other than the possibility (slim) that Comcast is blocking TCP Port
> 3389, verify the IP your calling and that port forwarding is setup
> correctly...
>
> http://www.portforward.com/netgear/rp614.htm
>
> You might contact Comcast to check if they do or do not block the port.
>
> Where are you calling from? If its from work its possible they block TCP
> Port 3389 outbound.
>
> --
> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
> benefit of all of us...
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights...
>
> "Brad Leonard not using RD" <Brad Leonard not using
> RD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C571E38-A8E5-4749-999A-CA720C93D6EF@microsoft.com...
>>I cannot get Remote Desktop to connect outside of my network through my
>>firewall. It does work within my network. I have forwarded the
>>appropriate port (3389?) to the IP address of my machine. Comcast is my
>>ISP, is there something that they do with their external IP addresses that
>>prevent RD from connecting correctly? I am using a Netgear RP614 router is
>>there something I need to do besides forwarding the port to the machine i
>>want to connect? Any help would be great, thanks
>
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