Remote Desktop



mchjr01
07-10-2005, 12:10 AM
I hope you can help me with my problem.

I have a home network (wireless) with 1 - desktop; 2 - laptops and two
printers. All computers are running Windows XP -Pro SP2 and I am using MC
AFee Firewall. My ISP is DSL with static IP and the DSL Modem is configured
as bridge connection connected to my router of which is D-Link 614+ model.
Within my network everything works fine as far as sharing files, remote
desktop between the desktop and the laptops as well as the printers.

My problem is setting up my remote desktop outside of my network to connect
to my desktop. On my router, I opened Ports 3389 and 1723 but still I cannot
connect either through VPN or plain remote desktop and configured my router
putting the static IP address.

My first question is do I need a third party software to established VPN
connection or can I just use the XP VPN capability? If it is possible, is
there a website that you can refer me with detailed step by step instructions
on how to do it including troubleshooting. Second question is can I just set
up a plain remote desktop exclusively between one of my laptops and the
desktop.

Please advise and I will appreciate any help you cn give me.

Thanks,


Mike

Sooner Al [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
For PPTP VPN you need both TCP Port 1723 forwarded through any
firewall/NAT/router *AND* enable GRE Protocol 47 traffic through the
firewall/NAT/router. Some manufacturers call the latter "PPTP Pass Through"
or "VPN Pass Through". Consult the documentation for help with that.

You can run the test detailed in the "VPN Traffic" section near the end of
this page to help pinpoint the problem area...

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0105.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?amp;displaylang=en&familyid=49ae8576-9bb9-4126-9761-ba8011fabf38&displaylang=en

See these pages for additional help with RDP...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html

Running RDP through a SSH tunnel...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH-RDP-VNC/RemoteDesktopVNCandSSH.html

Personally I run RDP through a SSL tunnel...

http://3sp.com/showSslExplorer.do
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,13775231

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"mchjr01" <mchjr01@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B6447B7F-BFE0-43E0-95AD-5A3DD784B138@microsoft.com...
>I hope you can help me with my problem.
>
> I have a home network (wireless) with 1 - desktop; 2 - laptops and two
> printers. All computers are running Windows XP -Pro SP2 and I am using MC
> AFee Firewall. My ISP is DSL with static IP and the DSL Modem is
> configured
> as bridge connection connected to my router of which is D-Link 614+ model.
> Within my network everything works fine as far as sharing files, remote
> desktop between the desktop and the laptops as well as the printers.
>
> My problem is setting up my remote desktop outside of my network to
> connect
> to my desktop. On my router, I opened Ports 3389 and 1723 but still I
> cannot
> connect either through VPN or plain remote desktop and configured my
> router
> putting the static IP address.
>
> My first question is do I need a third party software to established VPN
> connection or can I just use the XP VPN capability? If it is possible, is
> there a website that you can refer me with detailed step by step
> instructions
> on how to do it including troubleshooting. Second question is can I just
> set
> up a plain remote desktop exclusively between one of my laptops and the
> desktop.
>
> Please advise and I will appreciate any help you cn give me.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Mike
>
>


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