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  Reply # 2198316 15-Mar-2019 00:28
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I have purchased an EdgeRouter SFP and using this guide I have successfully set it up replacing my Huawei, in the process I managed to get rid of 2x PoE adaptors for my Unifi. The whole thing was pretty straightforward with the Wizard, following this guide. 

 

 

 

Everything seems to be working well, with the exception of one thing - Remote Desktop has stopped working. I don't know why and I don't know how to fix it, and wonder if you can point me in the right direction?

 

 

 

Without going into the specific, I have a PC which I use in headless mode (i.e. no screen, keyboard or mouse). On boot it starts the Remote Desktop Server automatically. To control this PC, I remote into it using Remote Desktop app on my Mac. Both the headless PC and the controlling Mac are on the same home network (say, PC on 192.168.1.80 and Mac on 192.168.1.81 via reserved DHCP IP)

 

 

 

I suspect the default setup with EdgeOS Wizard has created some kind of "block" for Remote Desktop. Can you please tell me what I need to change to get the functionality back? I have googled it and found some mentions about enabling port forwarding, however it seems this is for those situations where the controlling PC and the controlled PC are on different network?

 

 

 

Sorry for the newbie question.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2198317 15-Mar-2019 01:05
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@HenryNZ There shouldn't be any restrictions here but I'd say the issue with you is Windows has detected a network change and has put the network into "public" mode (thus causing the firewall to block remote desktop). Very common if you do any network changes. You'll need to check the firewall on the Windows machine in question.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2198318 15-Mar-2019 01:13
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Thank you Michael, I will have a look at it by hooking up a screen and keyboard to the headless Pc and see what windows is doing.



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  Reply # 2198319 15-Mar-2019 01:19
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@HenryNZ A bit of a tip - install Anydesk (https://anydesk.com) on the PC also. It gets past firewalls and is tiny. This way you'll never have to hook things up unless if something is seriously wrong :)





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  Reply # 2198360 15-Mar-2019 07:22
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Any one have a Edgerouter and Synology NAS? Im trying to set up VPN server in the NAS, but keep failing on setup of port forwarding.


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  Reply # 2198477 15-Mar-2019 11:34
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iamsammajor:

 

Any one have a Edgerouter and Synology NAS? Im trying to set up VPN server in the NAS, but keep failing on setup of port forwarding.

 

 

I have.

 

Six months ago I tried to set VPN server and I couldn't port forward. I put that down to my lack of knowledge, even after watching some YouTube videos. The videos seemed to gloss over the port forwarding.

 

Sorry that I cannot help you.





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  Reply # 2198655 15-Mar-2019 14:06
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alisam:

 

iamsammajor:

 

Any one have a Edgerouter and Synology NAS? Im trying to set up VPN server in the NAS, but keep failing on setup of port forwarding.

 

 

I have.

 

Six months ago I tried to set VPN server and I couldn't port forward. I put that down to my lack of knowledge, even after watching some YouTube videos. The videos seemed to gloss over the port forwarding.

 

Sorry that I cannot help you.

 

 

 

 

same case with mine, I set the port forwarding in ERL, but in synology keep saying i havent got the port sorted


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  Reply # 2199277 16-Mar-2019 00:03
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The usual reason for port forwarding setups in an Edgerouter not working is that only half the necessary setup was done.  As well as the actual port forwarding, you also need to set up the firewall to allow traffic on that port.  Simple routers often do this automatically when you add a port forwarding rule, but Edgerouters do not as they can have very complicated routing and firewalling and the automatic rule that was added might not do what was expected in such a setup.


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