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<Geoff Cox> wrote in message
> I am trying to sort out a Remote Desktop connection to a colleague in
> another part of the world.
> Story so far.
> 1. Both he and I have enabled remote desktop connection in our Windows
> XP Pro Firewalls
> 2. He has connected to his router and enabled port forwarding for port
> 3. his router is a Marconi router and the Marconi suggested settings
> under Virtual Server are
> Public Port Start 3389
> Public Port End 3389
> Private 3389
> Port Type TCP/UDP
> Host/Server IP address 192.168.***
> 4. I am not clear what is required under the last one, Host/Server IP
> address as it is not a server just a simple PC connected to the
> Internet via the Marconi ADSL modem/router.
> He was advised by Marconi to put in my IP adress which doesn't make
> sense - does it?! The 192.168.*** is a private range of IPs so what
> should he enter there?
> 5. To get the Internet side IP of the router he used
> http://www.whatismyip.com but this comes up with 2 IPs only one of
> which can be pinged.
> Any idea why 2 IPs?
> 6. Anyway having tried Remote Desktop from my end I not surprisingly
> could not connect !
> Any thoughts please?!