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So heres whats going on.

Right now Im on a University campus, and they have an open network. I want to be able to connect to my computer in my room from any of the computers on campus, or from a laptop after I get one in the near future.

Anyways, all the university computers run Windows XP. I run both XP32/Vista64 on my computer in my room. I should also mention that the room is on campus (dorms ftw).

Additionally, my computer is behind a router with a built in firewall (Dlink DGL-4500), since we are on an open network and just wanted that extra layer of protection. Also, if it makes any difference, I run ESET Smart Security on both XP and Vista.

I would like to know how to set up a Remote Desktop Connection so I can connect to my computer from anywhere on the network, or even from campus, if possible.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciates. Thank~
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Your going to have to have access to the schools firewall.....is that an option?

And why RDC and not RDP?
 
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So heres whats going on.

Right now Im on a University campus, and they have an open network. I want to be able to connect to my computer in my room from any of the computers on campus, or from a laptop after I get one in the near future.

Anyways, all the university computers run Windows XP. I run both XP32/Vista64 on my computer in my room. I should also mention that the room is on campus (dorms ftw).

Additionally, my computer is behind a router with a built in firewall (Dlink DGL-4500), since we are on an open network and just wanted that extra layer of protection. Also, if it makes any difference, I run ESET Smart Security on both XP and Vista.

I would like to know how to set up a Remote Desktop Connection so I can connect to my computer from anywhere on the network, or even from campus, if possible.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciates. Thank~
Kunk missed the mark for once . OK! since the network is open here's what you gotta do. The laptop will have to be on the campus network (we're not setting up any DNS info, so has to be this way). Now figure out what IP your router has. Then setup your router to portfoward the RDP port to your PC. Basically to RDP onto your PC from anywhere on the campus network you'll simply RDP to the router, which will foreward you to the PC. You won't be able to use it outside the campus network, but it will work inside. I'd suggest VNC over RDP, which would be setup the same way.
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Kunk missed the mark for once . OK! since the network is open here's what you gotta do. The laptop will have to be on the campus network (we're not setting up any DNS info, so has to be this way). Now figure out what IP your router has. Then setup your router to portfoward the RDP port to your PC. Basically to RDP onto your PC from anywhere on the campus network you'll simply RDP to the router, which will foreward you to the PC. You won't be able to use it outside the campus network, but it will work inside. I'd suggest VNC over RDP, which would be setup the same way.
lol

Well, honestly I have no idea how a common college campus' network is set up.

I assumed it was a centralized modem/router in the admin building with drops through out the campus?
 
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lol

Well, honestly I have no idea how a common college campus' network is set up.

I assumed it was a centralized modem/router in the admin building with drops through out the campus?
same assumption on my part since it's an open network. Thus it being easy to setup RDP since he can go from internal IP to internal IP without having to setup port forewarding etc (except on his own router)
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same assumption on my part since it's an open network. Thus it being easy to setup RDP since he can go from internal IP to internal IP without having to setup port forewarding etc (except on his own router)
Oh.....I thought he was saying off site.....my bad

:EDIT:

I'm thoroughly confused....

If the backbone of the network is most likely router/firewalled....and you have a router in your room.....are you running on a different subnet?

Am I just totally missing the thought-train on this one?
 
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Oh.....I thought he was saying off site.....my bad

:EDIT:

I'm thoroughly confused....

If the backbone of the network is most likely router/firewalled....and you have a router in your room.....are you running on a different subnet?

Am I just totally missing the thought-train on this one?
You're off the reservation on this one... go back to playing with Mint and try again later
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My advice:

Set your computer up with a dynamic DNS service (I use this one), change the Remote Desktop connection port from 3389 to something esle (I use 3390), and then port forward 3390. I RD to two computers behind a router on my University network connection, and ti works great! Plus, I do not have to type in an IP, as the DYNDNs service will always update the hostname even if my IP changes.
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My advice:

Set your computer up with a dynamic DNS service (I use this one), change the Remote Desktop connection port from 3389 to something esle (I use 3390), and then port forward 3390. I RD to two computers behind a router on my University network connection, and ti works great! Plus, I do not have to type in an IP, as the DYNDNs service will always update the hostname even if my IP changes.
It's not his network dattilo. He would have to talk the college campus IT department into setting up their rouer to port foreward DynDNS to his router, and i highly doubt that's gonna float. Great advice for anything trying to setup for a home network tho

If i read right you're using RD to get from college to home, and that works brilliantly. From inside the campus network alone, RDP with port forewarding on his own router will work fine and is much simpler to setup.
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It's not his network dattilo. He would have to talk the college campus IT department into setting up their rouer to port foreward DynDNS to his router, and i highly doubt that's gonna float. Great advice for anything trying to setup for a home network tho

If i read right you're using RD to get from college to home, and that works brilliantly. From inside the campus network alone, RDP with port forewarding on his own router will work fine and is much simpler to setup.
It actually sounds like it IS his network, at least from within his room. He has a router that he has for the added layer of security, since the dorm network, like my dorm network, is open. I actually remote from anywhere TO my dorm room. Lots of times I am in class with my laptop and I remote in to my main rig to play around with stuff. Dorm networks are not set up with just simple routers, so what I have done should work for him as well.

You all have convinced me to write an FAQ about this sometime this weekend. Be on a lookout for it
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