[LAN access from remote]

erikTsomik
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I have a huge number of messages in my VPN router LAN access from remote. And I do not know where are they coming from. No email server is setup, it does not seems to have any games on it. the only thin I have created a port for RDP  and forward that port so I can access the server from ouitside

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Top Expert 2013

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If you have a VPN, why are you setting up port forwarding?  Port forwarding for RDP will result in thousands of hits of hackers guessing passwords.  Make sure you have strong passwords and set group policy to lock the account for at least 15 minutes after 'X' wrong guesses.  ( I recomend 5)
erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer

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Commented:
How would I result this issue. I am trying to access the server from outside
eridzoneIT Administrator

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Indeed VPN is far more strengthen than just RDP port forwarding. In my opinion just connect to VPN and access your lan via there and disable port-forwarding.
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer

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Will I be able to connect from outside the network
eridzoneIT Administrator

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Indeed VPN is designed to facilitate this type of access
erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer

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Commented:
WNDR3400v3 — N600 Wireless Dual Band Router which is not a VPN but has a port forwarding there
eridzoneIT Administrator

Commented:
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eridzoneIT Administrator

Commented:
If it is once off, use Teamviewer.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Other than using a VPN, which your router does not support, you can't do anything if you still want to allow RDP access. You will see these log entries as a sign of someone trying to use or misuse the RDP feature...
If you're going to port forward RDP, then access should at least be locked down by IP

But that's JMO
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
I would say just get the VPN router.  Then you know for sure you have one. Plus even if you only require the VPN at times, you already have what you need.
SouljaSr.Net.Eng
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Alternatively, you can get OpenVPN which is free for 2 users. Install an appliance internally and just use that to SSL vpn into your network.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Soulja, OpenVPN Access Server is what you describe.

The OpenVPN Community is free for all, but has less features and requires more work to set up properly. But yes, OpenVPN is an option which came into my mind too.

SoftEther is another free alternative, which is said to be easy to set up.

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