Port 3389


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Jim Heavey

I am a real novice on networking issues. I understand that to perform
Remote Desktop Connection, I need to configure my router such that port
3389 is open. Looking at the Knowledge article on the subject it say that
there is a simple way to determine if this port is open. You enter the
following command at the command line.

Telnet tserve 3389

It says that I should replace "tserve" with the host name of your terminal
server. How do I find what my hostname of my terminal server?
 
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Doc

Jim Heavey typed this:
I am a real novice on networking issues. I understand that to perform
Remote Desktop Connection, I need to configure my router such that port
3389 is open. Looking at the Knowledge article on the subject it say that
there is a simple way to determine if this port is open. You enter the
following command at the command line.

Telnet tserve 3389

It says that I should replace "tserve" with the host name of your terminal
server. How do I find what my hostname of my terminal server?

You may not have a terminal server.
Is your system at home or at the office?
How do you connect to the internet?
Who is your ISP?

Basically most home connections occur thru an ISP that 'provides' an IP
address 'leased' on a 1 to 3 day schedule. You have a modem or a
modem/router combo device that the ISP provided. Often these are
installed in the default configurations.

Are you at home or the office. Is your office served by an IT department
and using access to the INTERNET behind a professionally installed
Firewall?

This info will help...
 
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Sooner Al

Use the public IP of your router, ie. the IP assigned by your ISP. One way to do that is to use the
http://www.whatismyip.com site from a PC inside your router.

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Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
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Jim Heavey

I am connecting to the internet using a cable modem. My provider is a
local company you probably have not heard of, Everest. This is my home
machine. I have a linksys router in which the cable modem is connected to.
I have 3 p/c's which are connected to the router as well. I have
supposidly configured my router for "port forwarding" which I am given to
understand is enabling port 3389. I was not sure if this was done
correctly and that is when I came upon this article in Microsoft Knowledge
articles which described how to test port 3389.

I hope this answer your question........
 
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Bill Sanderson

You can find the name that you need on the remote tab in properties of my
computer.

Otherwise, from one of the other machines on the lan behind the router, use
the local, private ip address of the target host machine. On that machine,
start, run, cmd <enter>
ipconfig <enter>

will give the ip address.

exit to get out of the cmd prompt.

(sorry--I find an increasing number of gui centric folks who are lost when
the background turns black!)
 
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