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- Tue, May 7 2019 at 8:10 pm #1171638
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.
- Wed, May 8 2019 at 12:26 am #1171817Luc FullenwarthModerator
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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:1Test-NetConnection -ComputerName MyRemoteComputer -Port 3389
At least, this should help you to know if the RDP flow is passing through the firewall(s) and/or is routed/forwarded…
- Wed, May 8 2019 at 12:32 am #1171821Michael PietroforteKeymaster
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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.
- Wed, May 8 2019 at 6:45 am #1174168
I’ve decided to just try out AnyDesk or TeamViewer to avoid any potential security risks.0
- Thu, May 9 2019 at 7:10 am #1174631Leos MarekModerator
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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 .)0
- Fri, May 10 2019 at 2:13 am #1177508
An advantage of AnyDesk is that it has no restrictions in the free version, also evaluate Supremo, requires no router or firewall configuration and another interesting feature is AES 256-bit encryption.0
- Fri, May 10 2019 at 8:07 am #1179358
I decided to run with TeamViewer instead of AnyDesk because AnyDesk doesn’t allow you to use Hyper-V on the remote PC, at least the free version doesn’t.
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- Tue, May 14 2019 at 6:41 am #1182428
Ok, in this case TeamViewer solved your problem. About AnyDesk and Hype-V could be a different issue, but I am not sure and I will test it.0
- Mon, May 20 2019 at 7:50 am #1192626
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