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07-02-2005, 09:44 AM
I am trying to use Windows' built in remote desktop to connect to my home computer. Problem is this, I am connected at home through to the internet through a wireless router so it tells me my ip address is 192.168.1.104. How do i obtain a proper ip address so I can connect to my computer with a computer that is not on LAN ( I can connect using 192.168.1.104 when I am using another computer that is connected in my house). THANKS so much, desperetly need to get this set up!
07-02-2005, 10:34 AM
Your local IP doesn't matter with Remote Desktop. All you need is the public IP of the remote host. If the computer you want to connect to is on a LAN w/ a private IP, you will need to forward 3389 to the correct local IP on the remote firewall.
07-02-2005, 10:55 AM
how do i determine my real IP at home, and I am not sure what you mean, like would i type my real ip address:3389 ?
07-02-2005, 01:56 PM
ok i determined what ip address my router has, so i know my real ip address, so how do i connect remotely to my specific computer in my home from another computer outside of my home - If my home addresss is 24.xx.xxx.xxx and my computers address on my home network is 192.168.1.104?
07-02-2005, 02:41 PM
you need to open an rdp port on your home router.
there should be an application page for port forwarding- open port 3389 and forward it to the internal ip address of your computer.
also make sure you have remote desktop turned on on your computer in the properties, also fast switching must be turned off as well.
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