How do I Remote Desktop to Windows XP on public IP?
Posted on 2008-10-03
I used to have a single static public IP address (let's say it is 126.96.36.199) and I used a Netgear WGR614 router to route to an internet proxy server, and also to port-forward to a PC used to service Remote Desktop Connections (let's say they used private addresses 192.168.1.44 and 192.168.1.45).
I want to eliminate the router, so I reconfigured the NIC in the proxy server from the private .44 address to use the new public .6 address -- and it worked great. However when I changed the NIC in the RDC service PC to the pulbic .5 address, the client could not connect, even though they should be able to use the same 188.8.131.52 that was used before to go in through the router.
What is the router doing that the direct connection is not?