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Remote Desktop Connection

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by pcostanza, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. pcostanza

    pcostanza Network Guru Member

    I've followed all the info I've found in this and the Linksys forum for settings on my WRT54GS router in order to connect remotely....settting the port to 3389 for TCP and even with my firewall turned off, I can't seem to connect. I can connect fine within the network using the local ip addresses, just not from outside. What else am I missing?
    One part that I'm not 100% sure of and it may be the problem is the ip address to use when setting the port. If I log into my router as, isn't this the address I use to set the ports to?
    Sorry for being dumb but doing it the way I describe works fine when I set up my office network and I can connect just fine.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    you have to put in the IP of the device you want to connect via RDP. is the IP of your router.

  3. pcostanza

    pcostanza Network Guru Member

    So if my desktop is, that's what I put it? I've done this as well as it still doesn't work and the address is static and does not change. In fact, I've added the addresses of all the computers in the network 1 at a time and none will work.
    It's got to be something very simple that I'm overlooking.
    Thanks for the help.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    you say your are trying to access from outside, so use the ouside IP address (WAN IP) if this is via the internat the put the IP address of the WAN on the router. The RDC port then forwards onto the correct internal IP address(workstation) you have setup.

    Hope this helps.

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