Thursday, July 22, 2010

Remote Desktop Through a Router

If you're trying to remote desktop to a computer connected to a wireless router, you'll most likely need to "forward" certain ports to allow this connection to go through. For windows, and if you haven't changed that setting, the default port if 3389. So here's how you can do it in general:
  • Go to your router's configuration page
  • Look for "Port Forwarding"
  • Add port number: 3389
You will be asked to specify which IP address to open up the port for. You can get that from the ipconfig command on the command prompt
  • Open up a command prompt
  • Type: ipconfig (and press enter!)
  • Write down the IPv4 address that shows up and use it in the port forwarding setting
Voila!

Cite as:
Saad, T. "Remote Desktop Through a Router". Weblog entry from Please Make A Note. http://pleasemakeanote.blogspot.com/2010/07/remote-desktop-through-router.html

1 comment:

  1. cathleen carleton, phdMarch 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Thank you, this is very helpful. Do you know if this will work with a program such a proxy networks (http://www.proxynetworks.com) remote desktop software?

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