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i have a netopia 2247nwg broadband router. i want to enable remote desktop so i can remote into a pc in the office when i am out of the office. Both pc are win xp pro sp3 Was wondering if this can be done and how do you achieve this. All help is appreciated.
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This article will explain to you in detail how to enable remote desktop:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/enableremote.mspx
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Hi Gothmog thanks for you reply but i am ok with the pc side of things its the Netopia unit i am looking to configure to allow remote access.
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Hmmmmmm... Thats strange, I assumed you were referring to remote desktop access function on the computer seeing as your netopia router shouldn't block remote access to the pc itself.

Here is a guide on how to enable remote access on the router but this is only for remote admistration to the router itself so I don't know if this is maybe what you are looking for.

http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/technotes/CIR_014.html

What you can try as well is going into expert mode when you log on to your router and then selecting remote access and configuring it there.
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To have acces through the router you must forward the RDC ( remote desktop connection ) port witch is 3389, just go in router configuration at port forwarding section, enter port 3389 and your internal ip adress. This should work.
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Will try some of your advise this morning and let u know how it goes. Thanks for the help.
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Have tried this and it has worked a treat. Thanks for you help.
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Thanks again for all your help and prompt response. All is now working fine.
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