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How to configure a remote desktop router

I have previously written several articles on the remote desktop, which include how to enable the remote desktop on a remote computer and how to access local files and folders during a remote desktop session. I have even written about how to block remote connections to a PC!

However, I have not talked about how to really configure a router for the remote desktop so that it can connect to your computer from outside the local network. Once you enable and configure the remote desktop, you must configure your router to forward the remote desktop port (3389 by default) to the correct computer on your network.

This is called port forwarding and the method is slightly different depending on the router of the brand you are using, that is, LinkSys, D-Link, Netgear, etc. However, if the instructions below do not help you determine how to configure port forwarding on your router, then simply search for a "router port router", where the router is the router's mark.

Configure router for remote desktop

First, you must log in to your wireless router at home by typing the local IP address for the router in your Internet browser. If you don't know the router's IP address, go to Start, Run and type CMD. Then write IPCONFIG and the router address is the entry of the Default Gateway .

Now type that IP address in your browser and log in to your router. If you don't know the username and administrator password of your router, you can reset the router by pressing the reset button on the back and then go to any of these sites in the router's default password list:

//www.routerpasswords.com/

//192-168-1-1ip.mobi/default-router-passwords-list/

Once on the router, look for anything on the line of Port Forwarding, Virtual Server or Applications and games. Try to find a couple of screenshots of how it will look on LinkSys, D-link and Netgear:

Now you can choose the service of some type of drop-down menu that will have a list such as FTP, HTTP, TELNET, etc. And if they have Remote Desktop or RDP, then choose that option. Enter the IP address in the corresponding box and you're done.