Remote Desktop points to a local address. Why not public static address?
Posted on 2012-04-10
I just got a new customer but I'm afraid I'm in over my head.
They have a server at office A, and at office B in a different town they are connecting to a Terminal Services session to run medical software. Each office has a CISCO 800 series router, not sure yet of the exact model, but will update.
My problem is that the Remote Desktop Connection at office B shows that it is connecting to the local server address (192.168.150.1) and NOT the public static IP address that is provided by the ISP (Optimum online cable).
I'm not that familiar with CISCO routing, and I assume that the router at office B is translating the local 150.1 into the public IP address, but why would it be set up that way (assuming I'm correct)? Why not just have the Remote Desktop Session point to the static Public IP?