Remote Logon from internet not working

OK so i can remote connect all day from inside my lan but the moment i try to connect to my remote pc from any other location i cannot unless i disable the firewall.

So can any one tell me step by step how i could create a rule that allows me to connect from the internet all while keeping the firewall active.

Thanks ???

if you want a general (not related to a single ip) rule to allow ingoing traffic, you should define exact, what could make the “hole” as small as possible.
is there something unique in your way to connect, is it to a specific port or protocoll, from a specific range of ip, to a specific program… ect.

then a rule can be created. without this knowledge, the hole would be too big. and you gave not enough informations.

you should make sure (on your remote pc), that no one else, who could use the way through that hole like you, has any chance to connect himself. that should be the first question: how to protect against connections from intruders though.

well i want to be able to allow port 3389 which is the remote desktop port

also i want my proxy to allow me to connec t to it it remotelt so how do i configure

i hope this explains it enough.

how do i allow certain ports to tak to certain programs.

Read the following tutorial I made. Substitute the port numbers and protocol for your situation.

To open the port TCP 1723 for example

First step is to determine the MAC or Physical address of you network connector. Go to Start → Run → cmd → enter → a black box will show up and enter the following → ipconfig /all (notice the space before /all) → enter → now look up the Physical address and write it down.

Notice that Physical address = MAC address

Firewall → Advanced → Network Security policy → Global Rules → Add → fill in the following:
Action: Allow
Protocol: TCP
Direction: In
Description: Incoming Port

Source address: Any
Destination Address: Choose MAC address and fill in the found MAC/Physical address
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: 1723

Then push Apply → Now make sure that the new rule is somewhere above the basic block rule(s) as the bottom (the block rules have red icons); you can drag and drop the rules → Ok.

Whoo, Thank you So much for the tutorial.I now understand it.

Thank you for the mini tute :slight_smile: