remote desktop access

Netgear / Fvs318v3
March 12, 2010 at 16:28:12
Specs: Windows Vista
Have been going round and round regarding getting the router to allow RA. Can you give me step by step settings to accomplish this? Help!

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March 12, 2010 at 17:02:48
You have to forward the port 3389 to the computer, you want to allow Remote Desktop to.

Therefore, go into the routers setup / security / rules.
In the Inbound Services, you have to add a new rule, so click the add button.
Under Services, choose Remote Desktop (RDP) if exist. If this does not exist, you first have to create a new service for that.

If you have to create that service, go to the Services, click the Add Custom Service, give it a name, e.g. Remote Desktop, type TCP, Start Port: 3389, End Port 3389 and click apply.

Then go back to Rules and add a new Inbound Service.
From the drop down list, choose your Remote Desktop service.
Action Allow always, Send to LAN Server: the ip address of the computer you want to allow incoming Remote Desktop to, WAN Users: any. Click apply.

Try to connect via Remote desktop.

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March 12, 2010 at 18:06:52
are you connecting to other computer or are you want other computer connecting to your? Inbound/outbound give us specific exactly what would you like to be done, so, we can get some ideas to help you...with.

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March 13, 2010 at 09:06:48
I am trying to be able to access my work computer from home. The router is at work. I was able to achieve RA when I hooked up my laptop to the office LAN. Can't do it from home though.

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March 13, 2010 at 09:37:25
So the problem is, that the router in the office blocks that port.
Internal traffic is normally not blocked.
So it's not surprising, that you can connect via Remote Desktop, when you are connected to the internal LAN of the office.

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March 13, 2010 at 09:45:35
How do I unblock the port? You can tell I am not that computer savvy. I did set up the inbound and outbound port as previously suggested.

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March 13, 2010 at 10:45:14
If the port is open, it should work.
You can check whether the port is really open, by going to AuditMyPC and make a firewall test for the office network.

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March 13, 2010 at 15:24:16

What type of isp and router brand name are you use in your office?
What is version of windows are you using in your office?
Is your office require user(s) to use VPN?

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March 13, 2010 at 18:14:21

Thanks for helping. I have a Netgear FVS318v3. ISP is Surewest Broadband fiber optic . Using windows 7 at the office and Vista (ug!) at home. I don't think we have a VPN.

Thanks! Greg

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March 14, 2010 at 08:51:53
Ok Greg,

I hope these steps help.

Desktop Remote Access

A broadband router combines the features of a traditional network switch, a firewall, and a DHCP server. Broadband routers are designed for convenience in setting up home networks, particularly for homes with high-speed cable modem or DSL Internet service. A broadband router supports file sharing, Internet connection sharing, and home and small businesses LAN.

To be able to access your system from the outside you need to dedicate a static IP address to DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) allow the incoming requests must first pass through a DMZ computer before reaching the firewall.

Here are the steps:

1. Login to your Netgear Router by open your browser and type in your gateway ip address number, something like – 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x , if you don’t know just click on Start  Click on run and type in CMD press Enter == as this point you are in what it is called DOS world. Just type in ipconfig /all press Enter now write down the gateway ip address number and type it in on your browser
2. it will prompt you to enter username and password. After you have login, look for DMZ option then give it a number ex: you need to write this number and your provider ip address down on a sheet of paper. make sure that you save the changes.
3. Go to your Windows 7 workstation
4. Click on Control Panel Under Network and Internet  Click on View network status and tasks  Click on Change adapter settings  right click on Local Area Connection  go down select Properties  Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 then click Properties  Click on the Use the following IP address  examples
a. IP address:
b. Subnet mask:
c. Gateway:
5. Click Ok
6. Click on Sharing Tab
7. Click on Allow other Network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.
8. Click Close
9. Reboot your workstation to make sure.
10. Test connect from your vista.
11. From the Vista Workstation Click start  type in by the search: mstsc press enter
12. Computer name:  press connect button
13. now you do the rest.

Good luck

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March 14, 2010 at 09:59:22

Thanks. I will try this tomorrow!!!!


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