I need some help troubleshooting a remote desktop connection. I'll try to remember what I've done so far.
I just recently moved to Kentucky from N. Carolina. Before I left, I wanted to set up a remote connection to a friend's Win7 computer. I use OpenSUSE 11.4 on my laptop. I installed cygwin on the windows machine, opened up ports 22 and 3389 in the windows firewall, 22 for the ssh connection, and activated remote desktop connections in the properties menu (don't remember exactly where that was). I tested it on the local network at my friend's house using rdesktop on my SUSE machine, and it worked flawlessly. With all the chaos that comes about with moving, I didn't think to try it outside the local network. Now that I'm in KY, I can't get the connection with rdesktop, ssh, or telnet. The only thing I thought might be the issue was port forwarding on the linksys router in N. Carolina. In other words, maybe I needed to open ports 22 and 3389 with the router's firewall? So, if anyone has any insight or suggestions, let me know. I've always received great help here when it comes to my OG Droid, so I thought I would throw this out there. Also, in KY, I'm behind an AT&T DSL Modem / Wireless Router. I went to the web interface for it, but couldn't find any helpful info on opening ports on my end, if that in fact could also be a problem. All I was able to do was allow my laptop access to certain services, i.e. ssh, telnet, etc...
Disclaimer: I have VERY minimal knowledge about this stuff, so be gentle . I have a general idea about networking related topics, and when I want to embark on a project such as this one, I usually Google stuff until I can't get anymore helpful results. Most of the info that I used to set all this up can be found here:
How to use rdesktop (Windows remote desktop connection) - Ubuntu Forums
This guide was a great help, but now I'm stuck.