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How Do I Use Remote Desktop Connection?


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#1 PoweredByGoogle

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:17 AM

Hello, I found out how to use remote desktop connection at my house. I can use my laptop to get onto my desktop.
My desktop has Vista B and my laptop has Vista Home Prem.

It works find at my house but when i go to a friends house with another IP it does not work.

Can any one show me how to use it from another ip?

if you can please provide instructions and screen shots.

Thanks!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

When you use RDP and go out of your own network, you need to specify the "Outside IP address" of the computer you are trying to connect to. You can get the outside address by opening IE on that computer and typing in www.whatismyip.com

That will give you the outside IP address of the system you are trying to connect to.

Now, you need to go onto the router of the network you are trying to connect with and forward port 3389 to the "Inside IP address" of the computer you are trying to connect to. Port forwarding is usually located in the Advanced or Firewall section of your router, usually accessible via a web page interface.

To get the Inside IP address of the computer you are trying to connect to, open a command prompt (Start>Run, type CMD and hit OK).
Now type in ipconfig /all and you will get a list of your own IP address as well as the default gateway and DNS servers (uusually outside addresses). You will use that IP address when you configure the port forwarding in the router.

I hope this helps. Here is a pic.

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Edited by rigacci, 03 January 2008 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:48 AM

That's the way I do it and it works great. Remember to set your computer so that it doesn't sleep or hibernate or any of that nonsense.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:45 AM

I have a dlink router and it looks different from that netgear one were you set it up for access, do you know much about dlinks so I can figure out how to set it up?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 07:08 AM

Try this place:

http://www.portforward.com

They have tutorials for all types of routers with screen shots.

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