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Windows 7: trouble connecting to Remote Desktop

06 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
been a while so forgive me if my info is a bit off:

just use the IP and not the port. The port addition is bypassing forwarding from what I remember.

the reason you can use your machine name is that it's actually forwarding using your router config and windows firewall rules. but when adding your ort, you bypass rules for the RDP thus it's hesitation and eventual failure.
Thanks. It doesn't work. Still the same hesitation and then failure.

Did I mention I have 2 machines behind the same router? I changed on of them to a different RD port, and the machine in focus is at the default.

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06 Jan 2010   #12

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit

If you have two machines you can still get RDP to work without having to change the ports the machines listen to. The key is to do a redirect.

Let's say your public IP address is and the two PC are and

Make up *two* new port numbers, say 5010 and 5020. These would correspond to and respectively.

Set two rules in your router:

Incoming requests to and redirect to

Incoming requests to 75:23.12.5:5020 and redirect to

The ability to do this depends on the router though. Not all support redirects.
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06 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

I am starting to wonder if my router is blocking those ports. I will call my ISP tomorrow. They provide the router, and forbid access to the configuration to me. When I call them, I will have them confirm those ports are open, and do as you recommend.
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06 Jan 2010   #14

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit

Ouch. Don't you hate it when they try to protect you from yourself?
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06 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Port Forward

yes you need to forward those ports from within the router same rule as bittorrent
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07 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 Pro

Redbirds option is good one. Doing that or having them allow the other port you tried to use through your router would work as well. If you think it is the router, don't forget to turn that Windows firewall back on.
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