port forwarding for remote desktop connection

December 12, 2011 at 13:36:38
Specs: Windows 7
i got two cpu's at home that i am testing for future work project

both are similar machines with windows 7 pro. plugged into netgear router.

i forwarded port 3389 to the first machine to test remote desktop connection. works fine.

i forwarded 3390 to the second machine. i can't connect to it.

i swapped 3389 to the second machine, works fine. i forwarded 3390 to the first machine and it does not let me in.

What am I overlooking?


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#1
December 12, 2011 at 14:03:52

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#2
December 12, 2011 at 14:25:32
that is the document i found and followed. pretty straight forward stuff.

i just can't type the router_ip:3390 and get anywhere. I can type the router_ip:3289 or just the router_ip, which is default 3289 so it does not matter if i specify the port. that works fine. any other port number after the colon does not work.

more info. if i remote connect to cpu 1 through 3289. then, go to my computer, under network, right click on cpu2 and select "connect with remote desktop connection". i get in without a problem.

other side of firewall at that point? maybe?
i shouldn't have to tell the firewall to open up the other ports for remote desktop should i?


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#3
December 13, 2011 at 08:34:21
ok, found it.

changed listener port on machines
port forward router
added rule in firewall

works


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