Issue with RDP NAT



  • Hello,
    I'm attempting to setup a NAT to forward 3389 traffic to a machine on the LAN.

    I believe it's setup correctly, however when I attempt to connect from outside the network, it passes the inital connection stage but then hangs on 'configuring remote connection'.
    Could this be a loopback issue?

    I am able to successfully connect to that machine from inside the network.

    I've attached 2 images, one showing the NAT rule and the other showing the access rule.

    Any advice  is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks





  • Create a vpn connection, its more secure than opening up RDP to the world.

    Think you may need to change it to tcp/udp, I'm not a Windows guy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol



  • @NogBadTheBad:

    Create a vpn connection, its more secure than opening up RDP to the world.

    Think you may need to change it to tcp/udp, I'm not a Windows guy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol

    Agree with VPN, but at the very very least use a different External port forwarded to 3389 internal, also do UDP/TCP, UDP is used when available and faster, though shouldn't be required.

    The portforward looks correct.

    Do you have only a single WAN IP? Do you have anything special for Outbound NAT? Does pfSense have the WAN IP direct on its WAN interface?


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