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Trying to use port forwarding

I am having trouble with port forwarding. I have 5 people in the office I need to be able to connect from home to their win xp pro machines in the office using remote desktop. I have the instructions to edit the registry and did so last night but I can only make a connection from outside the office on 3389. The pc who has 3389 gets thru - no one else. I must be doing something wrong. please help

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  • gjshape Jan 30, 2008

    I am using a Linksys WRV54G router that has port forwarding. The computers I am connecting to are all running windows XP pro. The Router has the firewall turned on and so do the pc's. I have changed the ports on all the pc's but I have discovered that trying to connect from inside the building is not working either. What port numbers would you recommend using to replace the 3389. Maybe that is where my problem is coming from. The ports may be "used".

  • misscaddi Mar 13, 2008

    i need the port # for this router

  • johnboy530 May 20, 2008

    cant open ports for bittorent disabled router firewall and put bittorent in exceptions of windows firewall and still no listerning ports open

  • Goran Veletic May 11, 2010

    You will have to open port or forwar it, I will need more info from you.

    1. Do you use router?

    2. What kind of firewalls computers have/both yours and that you need to connect to?

    3. What OS do you have?



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It may be that the company has the firewall on its server, or on its router, I would suggest talking to the IT specialist. And if you can get it to work use upper ports like 40000 and up to 65535 since those ports are less used and it is more secured.

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