Make a Dynamic IP Static for Terminal Server?

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
How can I use remote desktop for a home client that doesnt want to pay for a static IP address? I heard there are ways to do this? It is an SBC DSL connection.
Thank You.
Question by:rickpary
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    Accepted Solution

    indeed this service, which is free with caveats, will fill the need you have.
    your computer runs a client and when it determines that your IP address has changed, it updates the website and instantly the hostname you have selected change's it's address in DNS.

    Author Comment

    Ok, so, if I am at a remote location from the pc I am trying to access via remote desktop I must first go to that I created to find out the IP address to use to connect?
    And I am reading but cant seem to find what I need to change or load on the host computer?

    Author Comment

    Do I need to enter the hostname of the computer in the area asks for a hostname?
    Will this work with a router?
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    Expert Comment

    Try it.

    Author Comment

    did, not working
    brings login screen for router
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    Assisted Solution

    If you’re just trying to provide support to a client at their home via Remote Desktop, this is what I would do.

    Enable remote desktop on the users workstation.
    Give the users workstation a static IP on their local network.
    Set the users router to forward TCP port 3389 to that static IP.
    When the user needs support, have them go to and read you the number.
    Enter that number into your Remote Desktop Connection as the IP address of the computer you want to control.

    Author Comment

    Well, I was trying to do that but looks like I forgot to give the machina a static ip and forward 3389 to that static IP.
    I will try it.
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    Assisted Solution

    try this will allow a remote connectin over the internet using port 80.

    Or try it is free.

    Good Luck,
    LVL 12

    Assisted Solution

    use the from the destination and enter that for your destination address

    also make sure you got forwarding 3389 and the listening port if you made it different

    Heres a full setup instruction guide for remote connection:

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