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Setting up remote assistance behind an adsl router

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I have a small network connected to a Safecom adsl router which acts as the DHCP server and does NAT. I shall soon be getting a fixed IP address. Are there problems with using Remote Assistance behind a router with NAT? If so how can I resolve them?
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No, not at all, you have to enable port fowarding on your router..

just foward traffic for port 3389 to the same port in your internal lan..

So if your public IP is x.x.x.x, and your private ip for your computer is y.y.y.y

Each request for port 3389 on Public ip x.x.x.x is automaticly fowarded to port 3389 on private ip y.y.y.y. Almost all router support this...
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Any reason for chosing port 3389, or is that an arbitary example?
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Remote Assistance runs over the top of Terminal Services technology and uses the same TCP port used by Terminal Services: port 3389, this port is the one that was designated by microsoft for this..

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