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Windows 7: remote desktop conn

13 Feb 2009   #21
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

I failed to mention, if you already have SP3 installed you don't need it as it's already installed and Windows Update would've upgraded your version to 6.1. Just incase you still need it, you can download the latest one v6.1 here


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13 Feb 2009   #22
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

yes service pack 3 installed

cheers brad
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13 Feb 2009   #23
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Just a thought...

I've you're able to remotely access Vista with XP on your LAN, then it points to just a router configuration, or a listening port conflict. If there are multiple computers behind the router, all computers should have their own listening ports, regardless of OS and opened subsequently on your router as well.
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13 Feb 2009   #24
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

ok so heres what i have found if i leave the port number as default i can remote connect to all puters on home network
once i change the port number to unique number for each puter i can no longer connect at home including the win 7 pc

so this explains why i could connect to win 7 puter from work as i left that one as the default port

cheers brad
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13 Feb 2009   #25
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hmmm... Interesting.

Just to make sure, since you've assigned unique listening ports to all computers, when you connect to say, computer A listening to port 7777, you connect to it by entering the IP address and it's port separated by a colon, (ex. 192.168.0.11:7777), right?
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13 Feb 2009   #26
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

no that doesnt let me connect just gives error message
computer not turned on
check config settings
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13 Feb 2009   #27
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

For the sake of thoroughness...

You've done the following;
Assigned a unique listening port to PC1 and picked 6666 in the registry
Configured Windows Firewall to allow communication on port 6666
Configured Third party software firewall to allow communication on port 6666
Configured Router to port forward to port 6666
Restarted computer to commit the registry changes

Repeated the above steps to PC2 and PC3

We'll use the table below as reference with your ISP IP = 202.202.202.111

Name - IP - Port - Local Connection - Behind Router
PC1 192.168.0.10 6666 192.168.0.10:6666 202.202.202.111:6666
PC2 192.168.0.11 7777 192.168.0.11:7777 202.202.202.111:7777
PC3 192.168.0.12 8888 192.168.0.12:8888 202.202.202.111:8888

Note: please excuse the formating of the table, it wont accept long spaces between characters. I hope it's understandable. I just placed separators in the heading.

To verify if the port assigned is indeed open on PC1, we'll open a command prompt and type in "netstat -an" without the quotes. On the list, you should see that IP 192.168.0.10:6666 is listening, this means that the port is open and awaiting connection.

Please verify that these were the steps you've done. Thank you
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13 Feb 2009   #28
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

hi ok so it looks like it doesnt like the port number i chose i tried a different one and it worked vista 64

so i know have vista64 by 2 puters unique port numbers and they work
xp machine still a no go will work on that
win7 machine i have left default as i cant find where to allow the port number through the firewall

so looks like monday night i should be able to log on to 2 x vista64 and the win7 machine

once again thanks muchly for your patience and great help

cheers brad
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13 Feb 2009   #29
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

ok run the command and appently i have 9 ports listening plus the one i want
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13 Feb 2009   #30
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

That's great! I hope you'd be able to crack the right configuration on the XP machine. I know how frustrating it is to have these types connection issues, it won't make you rest - LOL

Just let me know if there's something I can do to help out with the xp config that's giving you a hard time, I'll see what we can come up with.

And you are most welcome!

Nos
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