How to Continue Connecting Remotely

By kiroboy ·
I have an XP computer with a static IP address and a Sonicwall router that is configured to allow this computer to be connected to remotely.

I want to replace this computer with a new one.

When I take the old computer off the network (disconnecting ethernet cable from back of pc) and bring up the new one in its place (same static IP address as old pc), I try to connect to it from outside the network (public ip:port) and I am unsuccessful.

What could be preventing me from connecting to this new computer remotely even though it has been given the same IP address as the old computer?

Remote Desktop is enabled in system properties and windows firewall...

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For starters

by jimmy-jam In reply to How to Continue Connectin ...

Can you connect to it on your local network? Try that first. As a troubleshooting step try disabling the windows firewall all together. If you can't connect via the local network you will never be able to connect outside the network. Report back your findings.


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Can connect from w/in network

by kiroboy In reply to For starters

Yes I am able to connect to the computer directly using remote desktop and its static IP address.

Should it be joined to the domain as the old one was and even have the same computer name as the old one?

This is the only troubleshooting step that I have not tried as of yet. I will try this and report back...

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