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I am at college trying to setup DynDNS with remote desktop so I can RDP to my computers on the campus network. My classmate has it working, but he set it up at home and I guess it just worked when he got to school.

I have everything setup according to the guide here on OCN (DynDNS setup, firewall allowed, RDP turned on target PC)

HOWEVER, I cannot access the router here to port forward to my computer... but the kid in my class got it working without that (but he port forwarded at his house), and he is just using the DynDNS URL without a target port for RDP.

How can I get it working like this, NOTE: I do have teamviewer but I like RDP better as the connection is better and the file transfer is a lot easier.

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If your home PC is behind NAT you will need to forward ports.

Why not log into the router from the PC on teamviewer?
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If your home PC is behind NAT you will need to forward ports.

Why not log into the router from the PC on teamviewer?
It's not a home PC I'm trying to have my PC in my dorm accessible by my laptop in class.

I used TeamViewer but the connection with RDP is a lot better (not passing as much stuff over the connection) that and file transfer thru RDP is a lot easier, not to mention I like just having RDP enabled, and not having an additional program always running. If I can't get it its not a huge problem but I would prefer it to be RDP.
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Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
It's not a home PC I'm trying to have my PC in my dorm accessible by my laptop in class.

I used TeamViewer but the connection with RDP is a lot better (not passing as much stuff over the connection) that and file transfer thru RDP is a lot easier, not to mention I like just having RDP enabled, and not having an additional program always running. If I can't get it its not a huge problem but I would prefer it to be RDP.
Teamviewer file transfer is super easy... you just click file transfer then select the file and then destination then click send or receive

Also team viewer has been just as fast if not faster than RDP for me either local (locally just turn on the connect by IP option) or remote...

RDP runs from a service just like teamviewer, really just disable RDP and use teamviewer its much easier.

How was your RDP connection "better"


Edit:
He had it working because it was his home machine.
Yours is in a dorm, therefore behind their router/firewall which you don't have access too... unless you can get the IT personnel to forward it for you (they WILL NOT) then you don't have a choice.

He doesn't have a target port, but when using the RDP client it is still connecting from that port.
Say if his DynDNS name is http://myserver.dyndns.org when he types that into RDP it is looks up that name, finds his home IP address, then connects using that IP. When that communication gets to his router. It sees an RDP connection and automatically forwards it to his machine.

There is really nothing you can do
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The distortion/compression of the image wasn't as bad. I'm not sure about teamviewer but usually other remote programs put a lot more info over the line compared to windows built in remote desktop, and I like just being able to copy + paste in windows, its a lot nicer, that and its a lot cleaner, I can just have the window and not the whole teamviewer console.

Like I said its not that I won't use teamviewer (as I use it now) but I prefer Windows RDP and its ease of use
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Quote:
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Edit:
He had it working because it was his home machine.
Yours is in a dorm, therefore behind their router/firewall which you don't have access too... unless you can get the IT personnel to forward it for you (they WILL NOT) then you don't have a choice.

He doesn't have a target port, but when using the RDP client it is still connecting from that port.
Say if his DynDNS name is http://myserver.dyndns.org when he types that into RDP it is looks up that name, finds his home IP address, then connects using that IP. When that communication gets to his router. It sees an RDP connection and automatically forwards it to his machine.

There is really nothing you can do
That's what I thought, this week is oct. break so I'll do that ^.^
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Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
The distortion/compression of the image wasn't as bad. I'm not sure about teamviewer but usually other remote programs put a lot more info over the line compared to windows built in remote desktop, and I like just being able to copy + paste in windows, its a lot nicer, that and its a lot cleaner, I can just have the window and not the whole teamviewer console.

Like I said its not that I won't use teamviewer (as I use it now) but I prefer Windows RDP and its ease of use
Copy and paste works fine for me in team viewer.... and what console are you talking about? when i connect i get nearly the exact same window as RDP
     
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If you have a VPS or external server you can always reverse SSH tunnel to RDP if you establish a connection from your dorm machine initially.
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Copy and paste works fine for me in team viewer.... and what console are you talking about? when i connect i get nearly the exact same window as RDP
I've tried copy and paste, it hasn't worked. And the little boxes that you get when you open teamviewer
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Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
I've tried copy and paste, it hasn't worked. And the little boxes that you get when you open teamviewer
Not sure about your copy and paste situation, check the settings.

Those little boxes are minimize-able just click the arrows on them

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