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Windows 7: Cannot RDC to remote WHS away from home

11 May 2012   #1
RobBerry23

64 bit W7 Ultimate/WHS 2011
 
 
Cannot RDC to remote WHS away from home

Hi guys, First time posting! =)

So I am looking to connect to my WHS 2011 from outside of the home, as I spend a lot of time at college etc.

I've only ever really used RDC at home, So I am unsure as to how to do this from an external location,

My setup at home is this:

Router --------------------------->Router 2----------------->server
(main in different room) (secondary acting as switch) (running WHS 2011)

So what I have done is set the router a static IP (192.168.0.6)
And forwarded ports on the second router (3389)

And tried connecting from my laptop inside the local network, works fine, Outside at college, it still does not work

Do I need to forward ports on the Main router as well?

Any other help would be great!

Thanks

rob


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11 May 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Rob, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

My first suggestion would be to take a look at logmein which has a free version. running it on your whs
should let you login from anywhere.

Othwise if you really want to use RDP, you can install the free VPN called hamachi and it will allow you
to access your whs without any port forwarding.

One problem with port 3389 is that port is always scanned by the bad guys to see if they can get into your system from the internet. They scan ip's and port 3389 hoping that someone has not setup the secuiry properly.
With a VPN they can never see your machine.

http://logmein.com

Free VPN Client: Virtual Networking with LogMeIn Hamachi

They have free version for home use and less than 5 computers for hamachi.

Rich
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11 May 2012   #3
RobBerry23

64 bit W7 Ultimate/WHS 2011
 
 

I've used hamachi before but didn't know it could do RDC?

Will check it out,

Thank you very much for your help! =)

Much appreciated

Rob
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11 May 2012   #4
tr1x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You'll definitely need to forward the port on your other router as well. Don't use port 3389, one of the first precautions you should take when setting up RDP is to change the default port.
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11 May 2012   #5
RobBerry23

64 bit W7 Ultimate/WHS 2011
 
 

So I installed Hamachi on the server and one of my PC's but it now says the connection was denied because the user account is not authorised for remote login =S
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11 May 2012   #6
RobBerry23

64 bit W7 Ultimate/WHS 2011
 
 

Logging in with the wrong account, It's all working fine, Thanks people! =)
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11 May 2012   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobBerry23 View Post
Logging in with the wrong account, It's all working fine, Thanks people! =)
Bydefault administrators can log in from remote but you have the option of
adding other users if you wish.

Rich

Glad that you are able to get it working..
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