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...


  • Hi!

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

    Hope this helps!


  • 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 pointing to the public ip.

    In the past I accessed the file server using the RDP client (mac and pc) and typed 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


    ![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!!


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