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Can't Remote Desktop from outside my local network

Router Linksys
Using DYNDNS
ISP AT&T DSL

Able to use Remote Desktop within my home network.

When attempting from outside my network, it doesn't work

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You'll just need to forward the port for remote desktop (RDP).

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