How do I connect to my office via Remote Desktop Connection?

Amado asked 3 years ago

Do I need static IP's?
Do I need to configure the Netopia DSL/router at the office?

The office already have a VPN/Firewall/Router connected to the same DSL line but I don't have access to it. Is this a problem?

At home I use a "regular" dynamic 2Wire router.

I could log in to the Netopia DSL/router from any web browser but HOW DO I GET TO MY COMPUTER?

(I think I'm asking for too much)

Thank you!

1 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 3 years ago

[QUOTE=Amado;379]Do I need static IP's?[/QUOTE]

Absolutely not, but if it changes often, you might consider some sort of dynamic dns service (search the forum a bit, this has been discussed a few times).

[QUOTE=Amado;379]Do I need to configure the Netopia DSL/router at the office?[/QUOTE]

Yes, you will need to forward port 3389 to the machine you want to access.

[QUOTE=Amado;379]The office already have a VPN/Firewall/Router connected to the same DSL line but I don't have access to it. Is this a problem?[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure I understand. Do you have 2 routers? If you only have one, you will absolutely need to access it to forward the port.

I noticed you mentioned VPN. If you have VPN access to the office network, this is preferable. Once logged into the VPN, you should be able to use remote desktop to access the machine using the local IP just as you would from another machine at the office. No port forwarding required.

[QUOTE=Amado;379]At home I use a "regular" dynamic 2Wire router.[/QUOTE]

Home setup does not matter.

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