port forwarding 3389

Broadband / Beetel 220bxi
June 25, 2010 at 21:40:45
Specs: Windows 7, 2.3/4
I like to utilize 'Remote Destop Connection' in win 7 from computer A to computer B. Both computers have win 7 ultimate. computer A has 2701HG-B router (ISP AT & T)and computer B has router Beetel 220 BXi (ISP airtel.in).
Do I need to purchase static IP address for both computers to work through port 3389?
Please help

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June 26, 2010 at 04:53:35
Do I need to purchase static IP address for both computers to work through port 3389?

That depends on your provider. I get my IP from my ISP via DHCP. However, as long as the MAC address of the device connected to the modem doesn't change, neither does my IP address.

Conversely, a friend of mine'S ISP has their DHCP setup so that it actually changes his IP numerous times a day.

Contact your ISP and find out how they have their DHCP server setup. If it's like my ISP, then no static IP's are necessary.

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June 26, 2010 at 05:54:42
it seems like that you have not purchased static ip address
then you must have configured your ip address
would you please share that trick in easy-to-follow steps

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June 26, 2010 at 06:17:53
You misunderstand.

I get my external IP address from my provider, I didn't configure it myself.

But, because of how they (my ISP) has their DHCP server setup, as long as the MAC address of the device I have plugged into the modem doesn't change, their DHCP server keeps giving me the same IP address every time my lease expires and needs renewing.

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June 26, 2010 at 08:03:24
If you do not have static IP, you can make use of dynamic DNS in this case, so the different public IPs will always point to same domain name with some notification methods.

Hope this helps.

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June 26, 2010 at 10:39:29
Curt R – you are dealing with novice. To me if I don’t have static IP address (purchased or configured), I have dynamic IP address. I don’t understand what you wrote ‘DHCP server setup’.
picohat – your answer is more appealing because it means to me that I don’t have to purchase static IP address.
Curt R and picohat – I am at computer A (router 2701HG-B, ISP att.com) with 4 wireless internet laptops. I want to control computer B (router Beetel 220BXi, ISP airtel.in) solitary desktop.
Both these routers are not listed on url http://www.home-network-help.com/dy... (in picohat’s answer).
To me, both of you have PhD knowledge about my question. And I feel like in 6th grade.
Please help me understand how I can utilize REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION in windows 7.

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June 28, 2010 at 08:04:25
Go to your router management page to try locate dynamic DNS notification setting, normally should have. What you need to do:

1) Configure dynamic DNS for public IP and set the public IP change notification.

2) Configure port forwarding (TCP-3389) on router to allow other computers to connect to internal computer from Internet. Take a look on this remote desktop connection from Internet to help you.

Hope this helps.

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July 4, 2010 at 19:14:12

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July 5, 2010 at 05:53:51
First, before you can configure a static IP on your router's WAN side, you have to be sure you get one from your ISP. If the internet package you're paying for from your provider does include static TCP/IP settings you'll know because they'll give you the following info: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DNS.

Now, if you don't have that information you can't just make up an IP and use it because you'll probably pick one that's already in use and cause a duplicate IP error.

This is something both Picohat and I have tried to get across to you which you don't seem to understand. So think about this and figure it out or we're all wasting our time.........Do you have a static IP as provided to you by your ISP?

Typically most (if not all) ISP's provide a basic "Dynamic IP" package for home use. One has to ask for a Static IP package and they cost more money.

Please note, I am not talking about statically assigning an IP to your computer. Instead we are talking about your external (internet) IP address as provided by your ISP which would be assigned to the WAN port of your router.

Now, having said the above I'm going to try to explain this to you one last time.

On the LAN side of your SOHO router you should be using DHCP and your computer should be set to "obtain an IP address automatically" This is DHCP. Assuming you have the DHCP server setup correctly on the router and the router's LAN IP is:
Your client should receive something like the following when it boots up:
Default Gateway:

The important part is that the DG and DNS both point at the router. The DG has to be the LAN IP of the router or traffic from your PC will never get out on the internet as the router is the gateway to the internet. As for the DNS, the router will handle passing DNS info to external DNS servers as necessary when it is properly configured.

The router's LAN port is either DHCP or static depending on which package you're getting from your provider.....Static or Dynamic

Again, I have to stress, you need to confirm which you are getting from your provider.....a Static IP package or a Dynamic package and set the WAN side of your router up accordingly

Once you have the router and it's internet connection working correctly then and only then can you configure the port forward.

The image you show of your "triggering" does not show an internal "destination" IP address. I'm familiar with setting up a port forward, not a trigger so I'm not sure how the "trigger" works. But I can tell you this much, a port forward looks exactly the same with one exception, you have a desination IP address. You need to look through the guide for your router and if need be, it's help files and figure out how to correctly "forward" a port. I don't think triggering will do it since the client waiting for a connection on 3389 does not "listen" on the network for traffic on that particular port. It waits for a connection on that particular port..........ergo you need to forward port 3389 to the IP address of the client you wish connect to.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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July 5, 2010 at 08:57:27
thanks buddy for your answer that is over my head, but i respect your intention to help me out.
please walk me step by step.
i will skype my family next weekend and will capture all the graphics and prepare the steps what i will do.
the answer to your question about ip is that my family has dynamic ip and tried to configure ip in his computer based upon tutorial from youtube. now i will listen to you only.
i will post all the graphics next week.
you know what you are talking about and i am feeling overwhelmed with your last answer. now i will follow your directions only.

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July 5, 2010 at 09:36:14
Step 1:

Call your ISP and find out if you have a static or dynamic package with them. If static, get all the appropriate TCP/IP information from them

Step 2:

Reset your router to factory defaults (read the guide/manual)

Step 3:

Configure WAN side of router according to package type you have from your ISP.

Step 4:

Connect your PC to a LAN port on the router and set it (the PC) to "obtain IP address automatically" and let the router assign TCP/IP settings to your computer. Confirm you have internet connectivity.

Step 5:

Once you have a working internet connection, configure a port forward on your router as has been described to you. NOTE: PORT FORWARD, not a "trigger".

Step 6:

FInd out what your external IP address is (if you have a Dynamic package) by going to the "what's my ip" website. Use that IP to RDC in to your PC.

Just so you know, I'm finished trying to help you so there's not much use in posting anything in here again.

The biggest problem is your lack of understanding. You don't speak the language and there's nothing I can do about that.

I recommend you either get a friend who does speak the language to read this and get you setup or, hire a professional and pay them to do it. I do not think you're able to do it by yourself.

I'm not trying to be rude or mean, I'm simply pointing out facts.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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July 5, 2010 at 10:36:40
ok, let me follow your steps and then i will report back, hopefully success.

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