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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

29 Sep 2010   #80
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericsene View Post
I'm having the same problem described below. My host machine is running Win7 Pro 32Bit, and I'm able to connect to it from WITHIN my home network using a laptop running Vista Home Premium, but cannot for the life of me connect from outside my home. I'm attempting to connect to my home PC (Win7 Pro) from my office. My office PC is running WinXP PRO SP3. I've forwarded ports through my router and beleive everything is configured accordingly.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtkCTU View Post
I'm having exactly the same problem. My laptop is 7 Ultimate and the desktop is 7 Pro. I disabled Kaspersky firewall on both thinking it might be a trusted zone thing, but still won't work through the router. Has anyone figure this out yet?

Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xality View Post
Yup, port 3389 is forwarding to the PC with Win7, and the PC with Win7 is accepting RDC automatically...

I beleive that the PC with Win7 is properly configured because I can use RDC from my laptop (WinXP) to connect to it if I input the Win7's local IP address to connect to...

so this works:

Laptop ---->LAN-----> Win7

but this doesnt:

Laptop----->Internet----->Router------>Win7

Let's go through the basics here.

Unless you changed the Remote Desktop port in the registry, it should be 3389.

In the router, forward External Port: 3389 to Internal Port: 3389. Protocol is TCP.

Make sure you give your host PC a static IP address, something outside the DHCP range of your router (assuming you use DHCP).

For example, my DHCP server (built into my router) is told to hand out IP addresses in the range 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.120. If that is the case, tell your computer to manually use something less than 100 or greater than 120. Say 192.168.1.70.

Forward that port to 192.168.1.70.

On the host machine, turn off all firewalls. That will eliminate 3rd-party applications from this.

Now, on your laptop, are you entering in your computer name, or IP address, into the Remote Desktop field? If you haven't tried already, try the IP address.


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29 Sep 2010   #81
ericsene

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

Just to clarify, I'm not running any 3rd party Internet Security/Firewall app.. only AVG Free anti virus.

When I connect to the host PC (Win7 Pro Machine) using the laptop, I'm typing in the internal IP address for that PC which is 192.168.1.105. Connection works no problem.

I checked my Windows Firewall settings and both INBOUND rules for Remote Desktop are set accordingly and configured to port 3389. One rule is for Domain access, the other is for Public/External access.

I'll assigning a Static IP to the host machine to see if it changes anything, but I did check this morning and it still has an assigned IP of 192.168.1.105 from the router. So it hasn't changed.

Now there's one thing I'm uncertain on.. my router has both Port Forwarding and Port Trigerring.. I configured the Port Forwarding but didn't touch the other.... could that make a difference? I have a TP-Link router, model# TL-WR1043ND

Thanks for the reply!! If any of the above makes you think of something else please let me know

Eric
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29 Sep 2010   #82
ericsene

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 

Sorry I was mistaken.. my router does not have BOTH port forwarding and triggering.

Under Forwarding I have the following options: Virtual Servers, Port Triggering, DMZ, UPnP.

When I select Port Triggering I have the following fields to fill in:
Trigger Port - Set to 3389
Trigger Protocol - Set to ALL
Incoming Port - Set to 3389
Incoming Protocol - Set to ALL

There's no option to enter the IP of the PC that's hosting the RDC.


Under Virtual Servers I have the following fields to fill in:
Server Port:
IP Address:
Protocol:
Status:

Maybe I need to configure the Virtual Server settings??

FYI - Did a ping test from work to my Modem with no problem
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01 Oct 2010   #83
ericsene

Windows 7 Pro x32
 
 
SUCCESS!!

I figured out my problem, I had to configure my router using the "Virtual Servers" option under Forwarding (Port Forwarding). It's now working like a charm!!

thanks for the help everyone!

Eric
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01 Oct 2010   #84
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericsene View Post
I figured out my problem, I had to configure my router using the "Virtual Servers" option under Forwarding (Port Forwarding). It's now working like a charm!!

thanks for the help everyone!

Eric
Thanks for the report Eric. I'll have to look into that option.
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06 Oct 2010   #85
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

On WinXP, one could enable a Remote Desktop Web Connection, thru a IIS module (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...january14.mspx). In fact, that was almost a gateway to any other RDP server accessible from your IIS.

Is this still possible on Win7?
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15 Oct 2010   #86
iulian

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Bug RDP7

I've noticed a bug with RDP 6.1.7600. When I try to remote control another user on our Windows Server 2003 machine, I get an error that says "because of a protocol error, this session will be disconnected" and my RDP session is logged out. The error only happens when I try to control a Neoware Thin Clients. Is it because the RDP protocol versions are different?


Or you know wher is the problem???

TY
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20 Nov 2010   #87
GlasgowPete

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
RDC Login Screen

Hi, great site you have here.

Looking for a little help regarding RDC. I have been searching (honest) around for an explanation but can't seem to find anything relevant.

I can RDC from my Win 7 laptop to my Win 7 desktop fine but while viewing my desktop I noticed on its primary monitor the display shows the windows login screen. That's fine for most things but I use the desktop to stream movies to the TV.

So when I'm connected through RDC and try to play a movie I don't see any activity on the desktop. Is that normal for RDC?

I also use Teamviewer but just thought I'd try some other options out.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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21 Nov 2010   #88
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlasgowPete View Post
Hi, great site you have here.

Looking for a little help regarding RDC. I have been searching (honest) around for an explanation but can't seem to find anything relevant.

I can RDC from my Win 7 laptop to my Win 7 desktop fine but while viewing my desktop I noticed on its primary monitor the display shows the windows login screen. That's fine for most things but I use the desktop to stream movies to the TV.

So when I'm connected through RDC and try to play a movie I don't see any activity on the desktop. Is that normal for RDC?

I also use Teamviewer but just thought I'd try some other options out.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Hello,

That is normal. There is a "hack" out there to change it, but I can't recommend it.

RDC is not like TeamViewer, where the remote user just controls the computer. RDC users actually log in remotely.

TeamViewer should be compared to Remote Assistance, not Remote Desktop, really.
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21 Nov 2010   #89
GlasgowPete

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot for the reply Lancaster.

Could you elaborate on the differences between Teamviewer and RDC please?
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