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February 8, 2012

Remote Desktop Connection To Your Computer From Outside Your Home

Filed under: Daily Computing,General Tips — Duy Nguyen @ 10:23 pm
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You need to open up port 3389 on your Router and have it forwarded to your specified machine (by IP).

1. Open your Router’s admin page
2. Add port 3389 and specify the machine’s IP you want to allow remote desktop.

See below

Then you will want to register a FREE public domain with https://www.dnsdynamic.org. The reason for this is that your ISP will sporadically change your IP address. Unless you want to keep up with what is your current IP address that your IP gave you, you can just use your public domain and be able to remote to your computer every time.

So just open up the RDP connection and use your new domain.

To enable pings responses on a Linksys E1000, uncheck Filter Anonymous Internet Requests in the Security Tab

Also, make sure your Windows firewall has the ports 3389 open.

You can confirm that port 3389 is open to the public. Go to http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ and test port 3389.

**To test the remote desktop connection from a computer outside your home network, you should ask a friend to assist. Many corporations and schools block these ports so that you can’t access your home PC while at their facilities.

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1 Comment »

  1. http://www.ammyy.com/ is a good app for that too

    Comment by John — June 24, 2014 @ 5:42 pm | Reply


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