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March 21, 2005 3:23:20 AM

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Hi-
I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know that I
can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the router I can
just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I try over the
internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an error saying it
cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I have read a
lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to
get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help and can supply
anymore information that you need. Thank you-
-Dan Orth
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:23:21 AM

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Forward port 3389 TCP to your computer behind the router.

Matt Gibson - GSEC

"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi-
> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
> Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know that
> I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the router I
> can just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I try over
> the internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an error
> saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I
> have read a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I
> cannot seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help
> and can supply anymore information that you need. Thank you-
> -Dan Orth
>
March 21, 2005 3:56:19 AM

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Thanks for your help Matt. Am I doing this right? I went to my router
control panel and selected Applications & Gaming and then Port Range
Forward. I have these properties set:

Application: RDC
Start: 3389 to End: 3389
Protocol: Both
IP Address: 192.168.1.112

The IP Address has the first 3 sections set and I can only change the 112.
Is there anyway to figure out if this is correct? Thanks again-
-Dan


"Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
news:o cr%23mldLFHA.568@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Forward port 3389 TCP to your computer behind the router.
>
> Matt Gibson - GSEC
>
> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi-
>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
>> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
>> Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know that
>> I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the router I
>> can just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I try over
>> the internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an error
>> saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I
>> have read a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I
>> cannot seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help
>> and can supply anymore information that you need. Thank you-
>> -Dan Orth
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:56:20 AM

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Looks like you're doing okay so far!

On your PC, Click on Start -> Run -> Type in "CMD" -> Press Enter.

Type in "ipconfig" -> press enter

That'll show you your PC's IP adresss.

Use that address in your router config, and you should be good to go.

Matt Gibson - GSEC

"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23P0x3qdLFHA.3296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for your help Matt. Am I doing this right? I went to my router
> control panel and selected Applications & Gaming and then Port Range
> Forward. I have these properties set:
>
> Application: RDC
> Start: 3389 to End: 3389
> Protocol: Both
> IP Address: 192.168.1.112
>
> The IP Address has the first 3 sections set and I can only change the 112.
> Is there anyway to figure out if this is correct? Thanks again-
> -Dan
>
>
> "Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
> news:o cr%23mldLFHA.568@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Forward port 3389 TCP to your computer behind the router.
>>
>> Matt Gibson - GSEC
>>
>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi-
>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
>>> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
>>> Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know
>>> that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the
>>> router I can just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I
>>> try over the internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an
>>> error saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the
>>> router. I have read a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and
>>> routers but I cannot seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY
>>> appreciate any help and can supply anymore information that you need.
>>> Thank you-
>>> -Dan Orth
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 8:25:39 AM

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This page may be of some help...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...

Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound to your room...

--
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...

"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi-
> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
> Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know that I
> can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the router I can
> just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I try over the
> internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an error saying it
> cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I have read a
> lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to
> get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help and can supply
> anymore information that you need. Thank you-
> -Dan Orth
>
>
March 21, 2005 9:15:19 PM

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Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is there
anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the router and
have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again for all your help -
I appreciate it!

-Dan


"Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> This page may be of some help...
>
> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>
> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound to
> your room...
>
> --
> 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...
>
> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi-
>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
>> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
>> Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know that
>> I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the router I
>> can just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I try over
>> the internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an error
>> saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I
>> have read a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I
>> cannot seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help
>> and can supply anymore information that you need. Thank you-
>> -Dan Orth
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 9:53:15 PM

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Sure...

Via a SSH tunnel...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...

....or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...

You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit more problematic, IMHO, because of
potential GRE Protocol 47 issues and consumer grade routers...

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm

--
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...

"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is there anyway to have an option to
> have 2 computers hooked up to the router and have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks
> again for all your help - I appreciate it!
>
> -Dan
>
>
> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> This page may be of some help...
>>
>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>
>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound to your room...
>>
>> --
>> 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...
>>
>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi-
>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is connected to the internet
>>> through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to connect to this desktop from anywhere on the
>>> Internet through my laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know
>>> that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the router I can just connect
>>> using the computer name or IP address. When I try over the internet from my house however it
>>> doesn't work and I get an error saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the
>>> router. I have read a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to
>>> get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help and can supply anymore information
>>> that you need. Thank you-
>>> -Dan Orth
>
>
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 11:11:36 PM

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Or assign a static IP address to that computer because your previous address
may change when you reboot the computer. Is your internet connection a
static IP address?

Brian







"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23P0x3qdLFHA.3296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for your help Matt. Am I doing this right? I went to my router
> control panel and selected Applications & Gaming and then Port Range
> Forward. I have these properties set:
>
> Application: RDC
> Start: 3389 to End: 3389
> Protocol: Both
> IP Address: 192.168.1.112
>
> The IP Address has the first 3 sections set and I can only change the 112.
> Is there anyway to figure out if this is correct? Thanks again-
> -Dan
>
>
> "Matt Gibson" <mattg@blueedgetech.ca> wrote in message
> news:o cr%23mldLFHA.568@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Forward port 3389 TCP to your computer behind the router.
>>
>> Matt Gibson - GSEC
>>
>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi-
>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
>>> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my laptop.
>>> Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I know
>>> that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to the
>>> router I can just connect using the computer name or IP address. When I
>>> try over the internet from my house however it doesn't work and I get an
>>> error saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something with the
>>> router. I have read a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and
>>> routers but I cannot seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY
>>> appreciate any help and can supply anymore information that you need.
>>> Thank you-
>>> -Dan Orth
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 1:35:42 AM

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or, using the tsweb method
strangely, as soon as you get the webpage,
you can typein the workgroup computer name- and it passes the session off to
that machine
(or through to, I don't know which)

I was amazed the first time I tried it- it just worked,
I could use that 'logon' page to reach any machine in the workgroup first.


"Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:o wTcJmnLFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Sure...
>
> Via a SSH tunnel...
>
> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>
> ...or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...
>
> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...
>
> You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit more
> problematic, IMHO, because of potential GRE Protocol 47 issues and
> consumer grade routers...
>
> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm
>
> --
> 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...
>
> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is there
>> anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the router and
>> have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again for all your
>> help - I appreciate it!
>>
>> -Dan
>>
>>
>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> This page may be of some help...
>>>
>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>>
>>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound to
>>> your room...
>>>
>>> --
>>> 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...
>>>
>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi-
>>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
>>>> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my
>>>> laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled. I
>>>> know that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop to
>>>> the router I can just connect using the computer name or IP address.
>>>> When I try over the internet from my house however it doesn't work and
>>>> I get an error saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is something
>>>> with the router. I have read a lot on the internet about Remote
>>>> Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to get anything to work. I would
>>>> REALLY appreciate any help and can supply anymore information that you
>>>> need. Thank you-
>>>> -Dan Orth
>>
>>
>
March 24, 2005 3:55:00 PM

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Hi-
Does this method work only on local networks or can I use this over the
internet as well? Also, does the tsweb method allow me to run RDC on
computers that don't have RDC installed and where I am not an administrator?
I can use tsweb now to connect but I am having trouble choosing a specific
machine to connect to. The router only has 1 IP address and I do not
understand how I should be able to connect to more than one computer when i
can only type in 1 address. Thanks for your help!
-Dan


"MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
news:en9cRKCMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> or, using the tsweb method
> strangely, as soon as you get the webpage,
> you can typein the workgroup computer name- and it passes the session off
> to that machine
> (or through to, I don't know which)
>
> I was amazed the first time I tried it- it just worked,
> I could use that 'logon' page to reach any machine in the workgroup first.
>
>
> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
> news:o wTcJmnLFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Sure...
>>
>> Via a SSH tunnel...
>>
>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>>
>> ...or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...
>>
>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...
>>
>> You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit more
>> problematic, IMHO, because of potential GRE Protocol 47 issues and
>> consumer grade routers...
>>
>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm
>>
>> --
>> 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...
>>
>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is there
>>> anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the router and
>>> have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again for all your
>>> help - I appreciate it!
>>>
>>> -Dan
>>>
>>>
>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> This page may be of some help...
>>>>
>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>>>
>>>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound
>>>> to your room...
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 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...
>>>>
>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi-
>>>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want to
>>>>> connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my
>>>>> laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled.
>>>>> I know that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop
>>>>> to the router I can just connect using the computer name or IP
>>>>> address. When I try over the internet from my house however it doesn't
>>>>> work and I get an error saying it cannot connect. I am sure it is
>>>>> something with the router. I have read a lot on the internet about
>>>>> Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to get anything to work.
>>>>> I would REALLY appreciate any help and can supply anymore information
>>>>> that you need. Thank you-
>>>>> -Dan Orth
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 12:38:11 AM

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"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o NkDbqJMFHA.2468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi-
> Does this method work only on local networks or can I use this over the
> internet as well?

internet as well

Also, does the tsweb method allow me to run RDC on
> computers that don't have RDC installed and where I am not an
> administrator?

Yes-er-maybe.. it does not require RDC to be installed already, it DOES
require internet explorer
and it DOES require activeX- if it's a system where you are NOT
administrator- you may not
be able to do the active X install of the client due to local security
policy (I've seen many machines that blanket forbid
activeX, I've also been in a webcafe where they unlocked it for me on
request (with an explanation of my intent))

> I can use tsweb now to connect but I am having trouble choosing a specific
> machine to connect to. The router only has 1 IP address and I do not
> understand how I should be able to connect to more than one computer when
> i can only type in 1 address. Thanks for your help!

the webpage? where it asks for the servername to connect to? I type in the
machine name
(from the workgtroup) and hit connect- it routes to that machine

> "MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
> news:en9cRKCMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> or, using the tsweb method
>> strangely, as soon as you get the webpage,
>> you can typein the workgroup computer name- and it passes the session off
>> to that machine
>> (or through to, I don't know which)
>>
>> I was amazed the first time I tried it- it just worked,
>> I could use that 'logon' page to reach any machine in the workgroup
>> first.
>>
>>
>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:o wTcJmnLFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Sure...
>>>
>>> Via a SSH tunnel...
>>>
>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>>>
>>> ...or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...
>>>
>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...
>>>
>>> You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit more
>>> problematic, IMHO, because of potential GRE Protocol 47 issues and
>>> consumer grade routers...
>>>
>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm
>>>
>>> --
>>> 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...
>>>
>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is there
>>>> anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the router
>>>> and have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again for all
>>>> your help - I appreciate it!
>>>>
>>>> -Dan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>>> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> This page may be of some help...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>>>>
>>>>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound
>>>>> to your room...
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> 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...
>>>>>
>>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Hi-
>>>>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>>>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want
>>>>>> to connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my
>>>>>> laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled.
>>>>>> I know that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my laptop
>>>>>> to the router I can just connect using the computer name or IP
>>>>>> address. When I try over the internet from my house however it
>>>>>> doesn't work and I get an error saying it cannot connect. I am sure
>>>>>> it is something with the router. I have read a lot on the internet
>>>>>> about Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to get anything to
>>>>>> work. I would REALLY appreciate any help and can supply anymore
>>>>>> information that you need. Thank you-
>>>>>> -Dan Orth
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
March 26, 2005 4:05:08 AM

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

Hm... maybe I am not understanding tsweb correctly. Is there a central
webpage I can go to connect to this? Right now I just went to MS's site and
downloaded it and installed it to my laptop to try it out but that doesn't
really help me if I am away from my computer. I do have a shared hosting
service (unix) for a website of mine - is there anyway I can install tsweb
on that? That would be the best for me if that is possible. Thanks for
your help!

-Dan


"MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
news:o HnZbzaMFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o NkDbqJMFHA.2468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi-
>> Does this method work only on local networks or can I use this over the
>> internet as well?
>
> internet as well
>
> Also, does the tsweb method allow me to run RDC on
>> computers that don't have RDC installed and where I am not an
>> administrator?
>
> Yes-er-maybe.. it does not require RDC to be installed already, it DOES
> require internet explorer
> and it DOES require activeX- if it's a system where you are NOT
> administrator- you may not
> be able to do the active X install of the client due to local security
> policy (I've seen many machines that blanket forbid
> activeX, I've also been in a webcafe where they unlocked it for me on
> request (with an explanation of my intent))
>
>> I can use tsweb now to connect but I am having trouble choosing a
>> specific machine to connect to. The router only has 1 IP address and I
>> do not understand how I should be able to connect to more than one
>> computer when i can only type in 1 address. Thanks for your help!
>
> the webpage? where it asks for the servername to connect to? I type in
> the machine name
> (from the workgtroup) and hit connect- it routes to that machine
>
>> "MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
>> news:en9cRKCMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> or, using the tsweb method
>>> strangely, as soon as you get the webpage,
>>> you can typein the workgroup computer name- and it passes the session
>>> off to that machine
>>> (or through to, I don't know which)
>>>
>>> I was amazed the first time I tried it- it just worked,
>>> I could use that 'logon' page to reach any machine in the workgroup
>>> first.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>> news:o wTcJmnLFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Sure...
>>>>
>>>> Via a SSH tunnel...
>>>>
>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>>>>
>>>> ...or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...
>>>>
>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...
>>>>
>>>> You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit more
>>>> problematic, IMHO, because of potential GRE Protocol 47 issues and
>>>> consumer grade routers...
>>>>
>>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
>>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 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...
>>>>
>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is there
>>>>> anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the router
>>>>> and have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again for all
>>>>> your help - I appreciate it!
>>>>>
>>>>> -Dan
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> This page may be of some help...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389 inbound
>>>>>> to your room...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> 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...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Hi-
>>>>>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>>>>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want
>>>>>>> to connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my
>>>>>>> laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC enabled.
>>>>>>> I know that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug in my
>>>>>>> laptop to the router I can just connect using the computer name or
>>>>>>> IP address. When I try over the internet from my house however it
>>>>>>> doesn't work and I get an error saying it cannot connect. I am sure
>>>>>>> it is something with the router. I have read a lot on the internet
>>>>>>> about Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot seem to get anything
>>>>>>> to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help and can supply anymore
>>>>>>> information that you need. Thank you-
>>>>>>> -Dan Orth
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
March 26, 2005 3:53:52 PM

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

I actually got tsweb to run fine from my server. The only thing left that I
can't figure out is how to choose which computer to connect to when I only
have 1 ip addreess for the both of them. Is this possible?

-Dan

"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uLp$GncMFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hm... maybe I am not understanding tsweb correctly. Is there a central
> webpage I can go to connect to this? Right now I just went to MS's site
> and downloaded it and installed it to my laptop to try it out but that
> doesn't really help me if I am away from my computer. I do have a shared
> hosting service (unix) for a website of mine - is there anyway I can
> install tsweb on that? That would be the best for me if that is possible.
> Thanks for your help!
>
> -Dan
>
>
> "MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
> news:o HnZbzaMFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o NkDbqJMFHA.2468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi-
>>> Does this method work only on local networks or can I use this over the
>>> internet as well?
>>
>> internet as well
>>
>> Also, does the tsweb method allow me to run RDC on
>>> computers that don't have RDC installed and where I am not an
>>> administrator?
>>
>> Yes-er-maybe.. it does not require RDC to be installed already, it DOES
>> require internet explorer
>> and it DOES require activeX- if it's a system where you are NOT
>> administrator- you may not
>> be able to do the active X install of the client due to local security
>> policy (I've seen many machines that blanket forbid
>> activeX, I've also been in a webcafe where they unlocked it for me on
>> request (with an explanation of my intent))
>>
>>> I can use tsweb now to connect but I am having trouble choosing a
>>> specific machine to connect to. The router only has 1 IP address and I
>>> do not understand how I should be able to connect to more than one
>>> computer when i can only type in 1 address. Thanks for your help!
>>
>> the webpage? where it asks for the servername to connect to? I type in
>> the machine name
>> (from the workgtroup) and hit connect- it routes to that machine
>>
>>> "MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
>>> news:en9cRKCMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> or, using the tsweb method
>>>> strangely, as soon as you get the webpage,
>>>> you can typein the workgroup computer name- and it passes the session
>>>> off to that machine
>>>> (or through to, I don't know which)
>>>>
>>>> I was amazed the first time I tried it- it just worked,
>>>> I could use that 'logon' page to reach any machine in the workgroup
>>>> first.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>>> news:o wTcJmnLFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Sure...
>>>>>
>>>>> Via a SSH tunnel...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>>>>>
>>>>> ...or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...
>>>>>
>>>>> You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit more
>>>>> problematic, IMHO, because of potential GRE Protocol 47 issues and
>>>>> consumer grade routers...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
>>>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> 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...
>>>>>
>>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is
>>>>>> there anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the
>>>>>> router and have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again
>>>>>> for all your help - I appreciate it!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Dan
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> This page may be of some help...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389
>>>>>>> inbound to your room...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> 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...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Hi-
>>>>>>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that is
>>>>>>>> connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I want
>>>>>>>> to connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet through my
>>>>>>>> laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have RDC
>>>>>>>> enabled. I know that I can connect to the desktop since if I plug
>>>>>>>> in my laptop to the router I can just connect using the computer
>>>>>>>> name or IP address. When I try over the internet from my house
>>>>>>>> however it doesn't work and I get an error saying it cannot
>>>>>>>> connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I have read a
>>>>>>>> lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I cannot
>>>>>>>> seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any help
>>>>>>>> and can supply anymore information that you need. Thank you-
>>>>>>>> -Dan Orth
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 31, 2005 11:04:09 PM

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

try this- in the 'server' box- type in the windows workgroup computer name
or (if you know it) the
local lan ip of the machine you want (like 192.168.1.100 or 101 for a stock
linksys lan)


then hit connect.

"Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23WdpMziMFHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I actually got tsweb to run fine from my server. The only thing left that
>I can't figure out is how to choose which computer to connect to when I
>only have 1 ip addreess for the both of them. Is this possible?
>
> -Dan
>
> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uLp$GncMFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hm... maybe I am not understanding tsweb correctly. Is there a central
>> webpage I can go to connect to this? Right now I just went to MS's site
>> and downloaded it and installed it to my laptop to try it out but that
>> doesn't really help me if I am away from my computer. I do have a shared
>> hosting service (unix) for a website of mine - is there anyway I can
>> install tsweb on that? That would be the best for me if that is
>> possible. Thanks for your help!
>>
>> -Dan
>>
>>
>> "MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
>> news:o HnZbzaMFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:o NkDbqJMFHA.2468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi-
>>>> Does this method work only on local networks or can I use this over the
>>>> internet as well?
>>>
>>> internet as well
>>>
>>> Also, does the tsweb method allow me to run RDC on
>>>> computers that don't have RDC installed and where I am not an
>>>> administrator?
>>>
>>> Yes-er-maybe.. it does not require RDC to be installed already, it DOES
>>> require internet explorer
>>> and it DOES require activeX- if it's a system where you are NOT
>>> administrator- you may not
>>> be able to do the active X install of the client due to local security
>>> policy (I've seen many machines that blanket forbid
>>> activeX, I've also been in a webcafe where they unlocked it for me on
>>> request (with an explanation of my intent))
>>>
>>>> I can use tsweb now to connect but I am having trouble choosing a
>>>> specific machine to connect to. The router only has 1 IP address and I
>>>> do not understand how I should be able to connect to more than one
>>>> computer when i can only type in 1 address. Thanks for your help!
>>>
>>> the webpage? where it asks for the servername to connect to? I type in
>>> the machine name
>>> (from the workgtroup) and hit connect- it routes to that machine
>>>
>>>> "MDBJ" <me@no.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:en9cRKCMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> or, using the tsweb method
>>>>> strangely, as soon as you get the webpage,
>>>>> you can typein the workgroup computer name- and it passes the session
>>>>> off to that machine
>>>>> (or through to, I don't know which)
>>>>>
>>>>> I was amazed the first time I tried it- it just worked,
>>>>> I could use that 'logon' page to reach any machine in the workgroup
>>>>> first.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>> news:o wTcJmnLFHA.3356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Sure...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Via a SSH tunnel...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ...or opening/forwarding multiple ports on the router...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Mul...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You could also setup a VPN tunnel versus a SSH tunnel...its a bit
>>>>>> more problematic, IMHO, because of potential GRE Protocol 47 issues
>>>>>> and consumer grade routers...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server....
>>>>>> http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> 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...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:uE7rcvmLFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Thanks guys - I got it to work fine! Just one more question, is
>>>>>>> there anyway to have an option to have 2 computers hooked up to the
>>>>>>> router and have an option of which one to connect to? Thanks again
>>>>>>> for all your help - I appreciate it!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Dan
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:eNMN1igLFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> This page may be of some help...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Rem...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hopefully the university network does not block TCP Port 3389
>>>>>>>> inbound to your room...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> 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...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Dan" <danorth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:edMwbYdLFHA.2824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>> Hi-
>>>>>>>>> I have a desktop set up in my dorm room on a college campus that
>>>>>>>>> is connected to the internet through a Linksys WRT54GS router. I
>>>>>>>>> want to connect to this desktop from anywhere on the Internet
>>>>>>>>> through my laptop. Both computers have Windows XP Pro SP2 and have
>>>>>>>>> RDC enabled. I know that I can connect to the desktop since if I
>>>>>>>>> plug in my laptop to the router I can just connect using the
>>>>>>>>> computer name or IP address. When I try over the internet from my
>>>>>>>>> house however it doesn't work and I get an error saying it cannot
>>>>>>>>> connect. I am sure it is something with the router. I have read
>>>>>>>>> a lot on the internet about Remote Desktop and routers but I
>>>>>>>>> cannot seem to get anything to work. I would REALLY appreciate any
>>>>>>>>> help and can supply anymore information that you need. Thank you-
>>>>>>>>> -Dan Orth
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!