Remote desktop issues



  • Hello all…
    I am having difficulty accessing remote desktop externally (outside the network).  We would like to do this to access a file server internal.

    I thought I had all the rules and routes setup but seems I cannot get this to work.

    I can ping the server (via ip address) internally.

    Attached is my port forward, rules and static routes.  The file server is on the 10.20 subnet.

    Any help would be appreciated...

    Onlyhisway








  • Hi!

    1. You have to set the external portrange to MS RDP.
    2. You are forwarding to the 10.21 subnet (10.21.1.18) not the 10.20 subnet.

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,
    Urban



  • Ahhh  my mistake on a typo.  Yes I have FW to 10.21.x.x

    I changed to the RDP port.

    Here is a question…  I'm using a public ip (we have several) so with our hosting company I have for example abc.mydomain.com pointing to the public ip.

    In the past I accessed the file server using the RDP client (mac and pc) and typed abc.mydomain.com and then typed credentials and off to the races.  I replaced a cisco pix box with this pfsense.

    So anything coming FROM the public ip with RDP (3389) protocol will then pass?

    Maybe I don't understand the flow.  
    I've been reading the pfsense book but can't quite get it right...

    Thanks for the help in advance...

    Oh here is the new port forward setup

    onlyhisway

    ![updated portforward.png](/public/imported_attachments/1/updated portforward.png)
    ![updated portforward.png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/updated portforward.png_thumb)



  • Looks like the RDP external protocol worked!!  Thanks for the help Urban!!

    Onlyhisway


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