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#1 ianhaney

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:20 AM

Hi

I gave up on the VPN way as went over my head so having a go at Remote Desktop Connection and so far I have installed windows 7 ultimate on the computer in the office that I want to access from home, have put in the settings to allow connections in the remote tab, I have entered the IPv4 address and IPv4 default gateway address and DNS settings in the local area connection under IPv4 properties after clicking on status

It's the port forwarding I get stuck on, goes over my head, im currently at the office, can anyone help me with it please



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:42 AM

How much of the office network do you control?  This is going to determine if you can do what you want to do.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:46 AM

It is my own office and business so will want to control all of it if possible



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:56 AM

How does the office connect to the Internet?

 

Does the office have a static public IP address?



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

The office connects all hard wired directly to the router for internet access

 

No don't think so, think talk talk change the ip address now and again



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:04 PM

You need to do the following;

 

1. set a static lan ip on the rdp host machine either by a static assignment not in the dhcp scope or use dhcp ip reservation so the rdp host always has the same ip address.

2. in the router port forward 3389 tcp/udp to the rdp host static ip.

 

Then you have two options to connect from the outside

1. before you leave the office go to ipchicken.com and note your public ip address.  Use that ip to connect to for your remote computer via rdp.

2. register for a dynamic dns account/domain name at a place like dyndns.  You install the client on the rdp host machine.  You access rdp via your domain name instead of ip address.  The client updates the dyn dns record when your wan ip dynamically changes.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

Hi Wand3r3r

 

Thank you for the info, I decided to go down the teamviewer route as was easier for me to get and seems to be perfect

 

Thank you though for all the replies, really appreciate it



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

Thanks for the update






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