custom RDP port?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by Unseen, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Unseen

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    I tried to change the default remote desktop port from 3389 to some other 4 digit number.

    I did this via regedit


    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    2. SYSTEM
    3. CurrentControlSet
    4. Control
    5. Terminal Server
    6. WinStations
    7. RDP-Tcp

    I setup that port correctly as a port forwarder in my router. The original 3389 was working fine. However, the new 4 digit one is not strange enough (port forwarder is 'ok' according to one of those port forwarder checking sites). I tried to RDP from one network to my IP (confirmed correct) like this:

    myipaddress:1234

    1234 = being the actual port number I set up.

    Of course, I do already have RDP enabled on both W7 laptops.

    What could be the cause of the invalid connection? It was working fine on 3389 by for extra security measures, I changed it to something else.

    I did restart the laptop as well.

    I tried a handful of different port numbers, for some strange reason they all show as 'closed'

    Using this tool to check:
    Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router

    I have a D-Link DIR-655
     

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