Configure Windows 2003 Server public ip

February 6, 2010 at 06:51:13
Specs: Windows 2003, Xeon Server
Dear all,

I have
1. windows 2003 server with Teminal Server
2. Netopia 3346N-Ent Router
3. DSL Line
4. Registered IP, Gateway

I wanted to configure my server for Remote Desktop over WAN with
registered IP. (
Subnet Mask (
Default Gateway (

Awaiting your response at the earliest.

Before it was setup properly. My server nic with the public ip and gateway (netopia).

One guy resetted the router and we wanted to configure again our netopia to enable my server nic with publc ip .

i can connect to Netopia by telnet.

Expecting your step by step information to configure the above

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February 7, 2010 at 06:25:57
Are you setup as follows:

internet >> router >> clients/server


If so, the ISP supplied TCP/IP information should be applied to the WAN (external) port of the router not your server.

Utilize NAT in your router to allow all clients and the server to connect to the internet. Use DHCP to assign IP's to clients but assign the server's IP statically (it's a server right, you don't want any device on a network that supplies a service, or services, to have it's IP change). I would recommend using the router's DHCP for this.

Once you have all clients and the server connecting to the internet and each other you will then need to:
a) enable Remote Desktop connections on the server
and then,
b) make a port forward in your router that will send incoming RDC traffic to the IP of your server.

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February 8, 2010 at 07:06:44
Dear Curt,

What your opinion i use IP Mapping

My router is Netopia 3346N- Enterprise, i has functionality of IP Mapping.

Please reply urgent


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February 8, 2010 at 07:21:04
I'm not familiar with this device so I had to google it for a quick read of the spec sheet.

I found at the following:

Click on the "IP Maps" section and read it. I suspect you won't need IP mapping if the router itself does "Port Forwarding". To be honest, it looks to me like the two are one and the same only netopia has given it a different name than everybody else uses.

I would definitely try a port forward first. If that doesn't work, then do the IP Mapping as per instructions.

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