Nuvox T1 and RDP
Posted on 2006-07-07
I am having difficulty successfully setting up RDP connections to an office with a fractional T1 voice/data line provided by Nuvox Communications. The RDP host is funtional, as it can be accessed across the LAN, but not from outside. I am familiar with the router port forwarding requirements as I have about half a dozen computers on different networks which I set up and use via RDP. On several of them RDP utilizes a non-standard port other than 3389.
This is the only network which uses Nuvox for data/voice communications with the outside world, and I think this is where I am going wrong. The information I am getting from Nuvox regarding public static IP addresses is suspect, as it varies depending on who I am talking to. One rep stated there is only one static public IP available for our use, another that there are 3 available, and in neither case did the IPs match 4 Public IPs I have found assigned to four different machines on the network which host incoming connections. (I am new to this situation, and the person who set this up is no longer with the company).
From what I have read elsewhere, and have been told by Nuvox, unlike static IP addresses from the cable company or the telco, there is some re-direction going on with most of the static IPs. Maybe this is where the problem is? Or maybe it is with the Zytel P310 broadband router, which is set to redirect the RDP port to the local ip but perhaps is not functioning correctly. At this point, I don't even know if the Zytel has the appropriate static WAN IP assigned in it.
Any guidance is much appreciated, I am uncertain exactly where the problem is.