got a question about setting up remote desktop connection

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ok. im currently coonected to the internet this way. phone line going into a modem (dsl sbc) into lyncsys wirless router. both me and my roomate come out of this router via cat 5. my question is

iv used ipconfig
www.ipchicken.com
http://www.whatismyip.com/

and they all give me ip i guess. but it wont seem to work with remote desktop connection.

How can i set this up so it will work. Any ideas?
would be greatly apreciated.
 

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Who are you trying to connect to? Your roomate?
If you're both using the same router, you'll be wanting to use the internal IP addres (192.168.x.x) and not the external.
 

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Yip, and if you're trying to connect to your machine from an external machine, I'm guessing some port forwarding on the router will be needed.
 

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Also, you will probably need to create a firewall rule (if your linksys has one built in) if you're trying to connect across the internet. The whatismyip site will give you your public ip address, and typing 'ipconfig /all' (if you're using XP/2K) from a command prompt will give you your private, internal ip if you're trying to create the session between you and your roommates pc.
 
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i would like to be able to know my ip and login and access my comp from any computer running Xp pro or has remot installed. I did it back a couple of years ago. But i had a much diff connection (dorms)

thanks i wil try this tomorrow some time.

any more ideas will be greaty apreciated
 

NetRyder

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Remote Desktop uses TCP port 3389. You'll need to forward all incoming packets to that port to your desktop in the router config.
 

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