Difficult to know where to post this issue but this segment of thinkbroadband forums seems to be about right. Basically I am having difficulties in setting up a Remote Desktop Connection and would welcome some advice.
For obvious reasons I don't want to give out information useful to hackers so please allow me to dream up some phantom facts to allow my problem to be described.
1) The fixed IP address of the office is: 188.8.131.52 and is know as cassy.wired.org
2) The IP address of the Windows7 Pro PC n the office is: 192.168.34.18
3) The name of the PC is SPIRIT
4) The log-on id is Bill
5) The password to the PC is Betty1961()
Now there is a lot of information on the web of how to set up Remote Desktop Connection [RDC] but clearly I am not up to the task. Apparently RDC works on port 3389 but it was strongly recommended to change this. So using regedit it was changed to 61527. Next I configured the router [draytek 2800] with a Port Redirection Entry of Service Name: KCRDC, Protocol: TCP, Public Port: 61527, Private IP: 192.168.34.18 and Private Port 61527. It was made active and saved.
Next on the Windows7 PC I enabled RDC but nothing more.
I then moved over to another computer on the LAN [Running Xp Pro], fired up RDC and entered the IP address 192.168.34.18 and was presented with the logon screen of the target PC. In my mind I could not understand why the port number 61527 was not being asked for, but I was 'in' the target PC.
I now go home and fire up my Xp Pro PC. Start RDC and initially enter 184.108.40.206 but the connection was refused. So I tried 220.127.116.11:61527 but still no joy. Also tried 18.104.22.168:3389 but again nothing. Decided to disable ESET on my computer but that made no difference.
I am now out of ideas what to do next. Can anybody please help me with the error of my ways as it would really be appreciated?