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Windows 7: Remote desktop is not working

29 Jan 2013   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doubled822 View Post
f you so wish you may forward the netbios ports 137 and 138 thru the router to your laptop ip address which would have to be static for it to work as using DHCP would mean the ip address may change and portforward rule would not work to the ip address specified in the rule.

You would also have to multicast netbios from your laptop to the WAN subnet as well to allow name resolution but is risky if you can't point it to a certain ip address and will be accessible from the internet unless you can disable netbios requests from WAN on the switch.
I would highly recommend NOT doing either of these things--they would open up your connection to the internet and hackers would have a feeding frenzy if you open up NETBIOS to the world.

I would agree that if it is working now, leave it as is, and hopefully your modem has good enough of a built-in firewall--if not, you should consider investing in a router (as opposed to an access point)
No worries, my firewalls are already turned on now. They weren't the problem.

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29 Jan 2013   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes good idea to leave it as it is not so sure they are both in same subnet if pc is connected to switch and access point is connected to switch then laptop to access point which would be to its Lanside address not Wanside address but i may be wrong if the laptop is directly connected to switch.

If you are happy you can mark thread as solved as i think you have answer.
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