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Remote Desktop


I have a 1720 Cisco Router, I would like to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop feature. How do I configure my device to allow external remote desktop connections?

These are the givens:

cable modem Dynamic IP (external)

Intenally assigned IP

FW between router and internal LAN

Machines residing on internal LAN

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Re: Remote Desktop

1. Bi-directional NAT with Port 3389 should be open on your firewall for established connections (Linux/IPtables firewall lets you do this, I don't which firewall you have).

2. Post 3389 & 80 should be forwarded by your firewall.

3. Please ensure that there are no IP addres restrictions on the machine you are trying to access

4. If all is well, you shall be able to access your PC as http://your.pc.valid.ip:3389/

Thanks & BOL

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Re: Remote Desktop

Thank you for replying.

I understand about the NAT on teh FW, do I need to create any type of ACL's on the RTR to allow the inbound traffic?

The FW I am using is CHKPoint NG1, if that helps an you provide anymore guidance, if you can I will greatly appreciate it.


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