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Old May 14, 2009, 02:24 PM
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I want to be able to use the Windows 7 built in Remote Desktop, and it works fine it seems while in my home network but that is relatively useless to be honest. Now when I tried connecting from the local library, expecting it to work, it wouldn't connect. I'm assuming there is a step I'm missing or a setting I have wrong. If someone could walk me through making this work I would be very grateful.
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Old May 14, 2009, 03:29 PM
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If you are behind a router you need to forward port 3389 to the computer you want to connect to. And from the library or external you connect to the wan address of your router.
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Old May 14, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Probably ideal to setup a dynamic DNS service so you don't have to remember your WAN IP address constantly.

I use No-IP though I've also used DynDNS both work the same, just different domain name choices.

On your router you should first give the computer that's running Remote Desktop a static IP/DHCP Reservation. Then forward the port accordingly to that IP.

Though in the end, I think you'll be disappointed with Remote Desktop. Not really made for use over the Internet. I'd suggest VNC instead (many various "distributions" out there). Or the easiest, use LogMeIn
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