Solved Port Forwarding for Remote Desktop

February 1, 2007 at 07:33:36
Specs: Windows 2003, 512
I have to forward a port so i can access my home PC from my office i have a ststic IP on my house router i want to know which port do remote desktop use so i can forward it

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#1
February 1, 2007 at 07:45:45
port 3389



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#2
February 1, 2007 at 07:48:14
✔ Best Answer
Port # 3389

(google is your friend! A quick search of "RDP Port number" would have yielded you this information in a lot less time).

Forward it to the internal (LAN) IP of the PC you wish to connect to.

For extra security, while setting up your RDP access on the router, I would set the IP of the PC you wish to connect from at work as the only PC allowed to connect via RDP. This would prevent anyone from connecting with their RDP and trying to guess your username/password.


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#3
February 1, 2007 at 08:00:54
Curt R is in error...it's RDP...he's talking about setting up a VPN. You can't set RDP to accept from a specific IP address.

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#4
February 1, 2007 at 08:36:46
Yes, you can configure RDP to only accept connections from a particular IP, but you must do it via the windows firewall. Open the port via Windows firewall, then hit the edit and change scope buttons. Select "custom list", then add the ip address, ip range, or ip subnet that you want to allow.

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#5
February 1, 2007 at 09:05:28
You can also change the port used.

Michael J


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#6
February 1, 2007 at 09:09:44
That would be a firewall setting...still isnt an RDP setting.

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#7
February 1, 2007 at 12:05:55
Curt R is in error...it's RDP...he's talking about setting up a VPN. You can't set RDP to accept from a specific IP address

Try rereading my post. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been but I thought the following was pretty self explanatory:

For extra security, while setting up your RDP access on the router, I would set the IP of the PC you wish to connect from at work as the only PC allowed to connect via RDP.


Maybe I should have said "while enabling port forwarding for RDP on your router, set the port forward to only accept incoming RDP sessions from your work PC using it's IP address...."


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#8
February 1, 2007 at 13:32:12
"You can also change the port used."

"That would be a firewall setting...still isnt an RDP setting."

Actually, unless you remap the port on the firewall (forward traffic on randomport# to 3389 on target RDP machine), you would also need to change a registry value on the machine you're RDPing to in order to change the listening port for RDP. While firewalls would be involved, changing the listening port for RDP is a registry edit.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759

Changing the listening port number in this scenario would be a very good idea.

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#9
February 1, 2007 at 19:14:00
I never said it was a point and click process. I was just throwing it out there for anyone interested in increasing security.

Michael J


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#10
February 1, 2007 at 20:13:49
Just to be clear, I was defending what you said, Michael. ;-)

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#11
February 2, 2007 at 07:17:45
Have a look on this article if you like..

How to enable Remote Desktop Connection from Internet:
http://www.home-network-help.com/re...


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#12
February 2, 2007 at 16:41:34
All the above may be meaningless. You really need to contact the admin at work to determine how and if you can connect. You may need much more to access your work computer such as a corp certificate to access the vpn or domain configuration.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you goober.


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#13
February 3, 2007 at 05:41:10
I have to forward a port so i can access my home PC from my office...


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#14
February 9, 2007 at 05:50:31
Well thanks all I have done it Just used registery to change the port of remote desktop and made a rule in firewall to forward all incoming requests on that port to my pc

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