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Topic # 195101 6-Apr-2016 13:00
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I am sure someone has figured this out but I can't seem to get the hang of it.


I am using a Spark Huawei HG659b modem from home.


Have followed the official line here (


However, the remote desktop connect just will not work if I enter the assigned IP address from Spark (Dynamic)


No problem when connecting within the home network in which I use the PC name.







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  Reply # 1526970 6-Apr-2016 13:26
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  • RDP enabled on Windows 10 PC
  • Windows 10 firewall rules allow inbound RDP connection (port 3389) on necessary connections ("Home", "Work", "Public" etc)
  • You have a static IP assigned to your Windows 10 PC on your local network (i.e.
  • You can RDP from another PC on your LAN via IP (i.e.
  • You have port forwarding setup on your router to forward WAN port 3389 to your local PC IP (i.e. port 3389.
  • From your Windows 10 PC check your WAN IP by
  • Attempt to RDP to your WAN IP (port 3389)



Alternatively look into:


  • Chrome Remote Desktop
  • TeamViewer
  • LogMeIn...



EDIT: As @JamesL corrected it's port 3389 and as @Handle9 rightly points out this isn't the most secure approach; you should ensure you take appropriate security measures or look into one of the alternatives above.

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  Reply # 1526973 6-Apr-2016 13:30
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Don't do it with port forwards - you are turning your windows box into an attack target for every d-bag on the internet. If you can't do a VPN with your device use teamviewer etc..


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  Reply # 1526975 6-Apr-2016 13:32
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Also, it's port 3389 not 3089


But I would recommend against opening RDP to the internet

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  Reply # 1526985 6-Apr-2016 13:54
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So setting a VPN service will be a better option IYHO? What about Hamachi?

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  Reply # 1527005 6-Apr-2016 14:11
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The better alternative might be to use teamviewer

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