Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: remote desktop conn

11 Feb 2009   #1

win 7 64 RTM
 
 
remote desktop conn

hi when you connect with rdc what symbol or character do i use between the two ip addresses to separate them.
i have searched hi and low and cant find anything.
the first ip addy is my isp assigned address then the second is my puter on the network that i want to connect to

222.222.2.8 ? 192.168.50.50
i dont know the character that i need to separate the 2


cheers brad


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi chinga69,

I've been a long time RDC user and I've never encountered entering dual IP addresses to connect to a computer behind a router.

To access a single computer behind a router;
Configure your router for port forwarding to port 3389
Now in RDC just type the IP address supplied by your ISP

If you have multiple computers behind a router;
You have to configure each computer to listen to different ports to avoid conflicts by changing the registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
The suggested ports to choose to avoid conflict with other programs on the computer should be between 49152 and 65535
Now take that number you've chosen your computer to listen to and configure your router to port forward to that number
In RDC, your format will now be ISPIPAddress:PortNumber (ex. 222.222.2.8:1234) to connect to that specific computer behind the router

Important: If you have a firewall software running, that has to be configured to allow communication to the port you opened in your router as well.

Note: The above steps assumes that you're not part of a domain as well as the computer you're trying to connect to.

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #3

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Hi chinga69,

I've been a long time RDC user and I've never encountered entering dual IP addresses to connect to a computer behind a router.

To access a single computer behind a router;
Configure your router for port forwarding to port 3389
Now in RDC just type the IP address supplied by your ISP

If you have multiple computers behind a router;
You have to configure each computer to listen to different ports to avoid conflicts by changing the registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
The suggested ports to choose to avoid conflict with other programs on the computer should be between 49152 and 65535
Now take that number you've chosen your computer to listen to and configure your router to port forward to that number
In RDC, your format will now be ISPIPAddress:PortNumber (ex. 222.222.2.8:1234) to connect to that specific computer behind the router

Important: If you have a firewall software running, that has to be configured to allow communication to the port you opened in your router as well.

Note: The above steps assumes that you're not part of a domain as well as the computer you're trying to connect to.

Hope this helps
thanks very much will give it a go

cheers brad
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

You're most welcome!

Please let us know how this works out for yah or if you need further information
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #5

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

ok so i can connect locally over my network but when i try to use the ip addy from isp i cant connect.
i assume i should be able to use one of my networked puters and use the isp ip addy to try and connect to the puter i want to on my network if that makes sense

cheers brad
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Ok. Here's the thing... If all of the computers you want to remote access belong to the same network (i.e. same IP range and subnet) as well as the computer you want to use to access them, all you need to place in RDC is their IP address or their computer name without the need to assign different listening ports.

Now, if you want to test if you can access them from behind the router, the computer you need to use needs to have an Internet IP address and should be accessed from outside of the local network. There are several ways to achieve this, the obvious one would be to use an external internet connection from outside of the network (i.e. an internet cafe or a wireless hot spot), Dial-up connection or you can setup another router with its own internet connection and and plugging from there isolated from the local network, though in this case, you'll need to configure individual listening ports for each computer you'll want to access, if its only one computer, there's no need for it.

I hope I was able to answer your question
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #7

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Ok. Here's the thing... If all of the computers you want to remote access belong to the same network (i.e. same IP range and subnet) as well as the computer you want to use to access them, all you need to place in RDC is their IP address or their computer name without the need to assign different listening ports.

Now, if you want to test if you can access them from behind the router, the computer you need to use needs to have an Internet IP address and should be accessed from outside of the local network. There are several ways to achieve this, the obvious one would be to use an external internet connection from outside of the network (i.e. an internet cafe or a wireless hot spot), Dial-up connection or you can setup another router with its own internet connection and and plugging from there isolated from the local network, though in this case, you'll need to configure individual listening ports for each computer you'll want to access, if its only one computer, there's no need for it.

I hope I was able to answer your question
i can access them locally
i want to see if what i set up will work externally ie i have set up the port for the one i want to access externally so now i need to see if it will work and i am using the isp assigned ip addy and the port from one of my other puters but it looks like it cant access the outside world and come back again guess ill have to wait and try from work tonight

cheers brad
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Great! Will be waiting for the results of your test
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2009   #9

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

no go still cant connect i setup 2 of the puters the way you described and still wont connect
i can ping the ip and it seems ok no lost packets

cheers brad
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2009   #10

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

ok so i got the Windows 7 laptop to work
must be a setting in vista machine

thanks for the help NosferatuX much appreciated you should add your how to to the tutorials section


cheers brad
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 remote desktop conn




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33