RDP Port Forwarding

Help With RDP Port Forwarding

Perhaps you are wondering now about how to complete the process of RDP port forwarding, because there may be times when you or those in your family or business need to access this option.

Well, the fact of the matter is that you have to configure a router for a remote desktop computer in order for you to be able to connect a computer from outside the realm of the local network.

Once the remote desktop has been properly enabled and set up, then you will need to configure a router in order to be able to accommodate the forwarding of the remote desktop port, which is usually 3389 when you use the default option for the desired computer within your network.

This is what is considered to be port forwarding and the reality is that the method can be somewhat different based on what brand of router you opt to use, such as D-Link, LinkSys, etc. But these instructions below should help you to set up rdp port forwarding.

Note that logging into the wireless router is mandatory. That means that you will need to open your internet browser in order to type in the router’s local IP address.

If you do not happen to know what your IP address is for the router, then go to start, then run and then type in CMD. Next you will want to type IPCONFIG and the address of the router–that will be the Default Gateway entry.

Then you will type into your browser and finally you will need to log into your router. If you happen not to know the admin username along with the password regarding your router, you should be able to reset your router with a press of the reset button at the back.

Then you will want to go to your preferred choice of a default router password site where you will get a new password.

Once you have successfully entered the router, search for anything related to port forwarding, gaming, applications or a virtual server.

Now you will select the service from a menu list such as TELNET, HTTP, etc. And if there is the option of remote desktop or RDP, you will want to be sure to choose that option. Type in your IP address into the appropriate box and you are finished.

Now things should be set up well to allow you to connect to your computer from outside the realm of your local network. Note that you need an external IP address to connect from outside the realm of your local network.

You can do this by using our My IP Address or by going to What Is My IP where you will be able to receive information regarding your external IP address.

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