Can you telnet port 3389 using public ip?
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"Larry Heimendinger" <LarryHeimendinger@xxxxxx> wrote in
>I have been unable to get a Remote Assistance invitation through a
> firewall/router to a destination machine. I opened ports 135 and legacy
> so that those ports are directed to the system, but alas, nothing. I also
> put the computer into the DMZ on the router and still no luck.
> I checked the software firewalls, and I remote assistance was enabled as
> exception. To back that up read the next paragraph.
> However, if I use Remote Desktop to reach another computer on the same
> network (behind the firewalls), and use the SAME invitation file, the
> assistance connection works great.
> I opened the invitation with notepad, and I found this looking rather
> I modified the actual IP address by replacing some characters with X.
> However, the internal address looks fine. Is that port 15525 that it is
> coming in on? Does remote assistance take some additional port handling I
> not accounting for?