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     Chris 
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    Greetings all,

    I have a home laptop that I want to RDP into from my work office. I have enabled RDP on my home laptop by going to System > Remote Desktop AND also enabling it in Windows Firewall. The thing is I live in an apartment complex that offers WiFi as one of the amenities so I don’t have home a router, in other words the system isn’t connected to a LAN, but a network that the entire complex uses. I haven’t had any success connecting to the machine from my work PC and I believe it’s due to the way Spectrum (the company who provides the WiFi at my apt complex) has the network configured. One last thing I want to try is to enable port forwarding and check if port 3389 is open on the default gateway that my home laptop is connected to. How can I do this without being able to access the router via it’s IP address? I also tried connecting my home PC to my phone’s hotspot and RDP’ing from a second machine (that’s on apartment WiFi) and still unable to connect. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.

     

    Kindest Regards,

    Chris

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     Luc Fullenwarth 
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    Complicated question because many factors are involved and network devices are all different.
    However, testing the RDP port with a Windows 8 or above computer is easy:

    At least, this should help you to know if the RDP flow is passing through the firewall(s) and/or is routed/forwarded…

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     Michael Pietroforte 
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    Chris, I would check if your home PC has a fixed IP and if this is a public IP or a private IP. If it is a private IP, you have to convince the admin of the router to configure port forwarding. If you have a public IP that frequently changes, you can use a dynamic DNS service. Your home PC has to update the DNS settings whenever your IP changes.

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     Chris 
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    I’ve decided to just try out AnyDesk or TeamViewer to avoid any potential security risks.

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     Leos Marek 
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    TeamViewer is definitely a wise solution to use free of charge. Still better than publishing your RDP to the internet. But some people are out of luck – for me such things are blocked from work .)

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