I can RD myself over another RD but not directly



denoxis
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Hi,

Since about last month I cannot do remote desktop to my home computer
anymore (Windows XP Pro SP2). I'm using Time-Warner cable service
connecting via Linksys router. I'm using a non-standard port, and that
port is forwarded to the computer in the router. I double checked the
private and public IP settings, firewall settings, port settings, and
everything looks fine.

Weird thing is, I cannot do RD from outside but I can do RD to outside
and do RD back to myself from the first RD session. What does this
tell?

Changes since the last month: Public IP, uninstallation of Zone Alarm,
constant updates from NOD32 (anti-virus)

Tried so far: Router firmware update, Crap Cleaner (for fixing
registry), MS Antispyware, adding RD as a service in the Internet
Gateway, router-modem-computer reset.

Private IP is the same, so I know router is forwarding the port to the
correct machine.

Any suggestions to troubleshoot this?

Thanks a bunch,

Deniz

Sooner Al [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
If you run the http://www.canyouseeme.org test from the PC you want to
connect to does the test pass?

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"denoxis" <google@deniznet.com> wrote in message
news:1120070062.575924.71220@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> Since about last month I cannot do remote desktop to my home computer
> anymore (Windows XP Pro SP2). I'm using Time-Warner cable service
> connecting via Linksys router. I'm using a non-standard port, and that
> port is forwarded to the computer in the router. I double checked the
> private and public IP settings, firewall settings, port settings, and
> everything looks fine.
>
> Weird thing is, I cannot do RD from outside but I can do RD to outside
> and do RD back to myself from the first RD session. What does this
> tell?
>
> Changes since the last month: Public IP, uninstallation of Zone Alarm,
> constant updates from NOD32 (anti-virus)
>
> Tried so far: Router firmware update, Crap Cleaner (for fixing
> registry), MS Antispyware, adding RD as a service in the Internet
> Gateway, router-modem-computer reset.
>
> Private IP is the same, so I know router is forwarding the port to the
> correct machine.
>
> Any suggestions to troubleshoot this?
>
> Thanks a bunch,
>
> Deniz
>

denoxis
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
I tried again and it decided to work. The only thing I did was checking
if the PC is listening the port (netstat -a), and entering the router
settings page and resaving all the settings. Maybe it was a bug in
router software that was blocking the port despite the correct
settings.

Thanks for the page BTW, I will save it for the future.


I can RD myself over another RD but not directly