I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop on my computer. It's currently running Windows 7. RDP is set to allow for incoming connections.
I've followed the instructions at PortForward.com, but am having no luck. Here's the details:
Router: TP-LINK WR841N -- WanIP=192.168.0.2, LanIP=192.168.0.1 DHCP Bounds = 192.168.1.100 (start) through 192.168.1.199 Computer Static IP (Assigned) = 192.168.1.151 External IP (whatsmyip.com) = 111.67.xxx.xxx
Also of note, I have port 3389 forwarded on the router to IP 192.168.1.151 and it is enabled for all protocols.
Now when I run PFPortCheck, I get "Could not test port 3389 because some other application has that port locked. Please close any applications that may be using this port and try again."
Now this is funny, as I have removed all antivirus and firewall software from my computer, and disabled Windows Defender.
So, I run "netstat -aon" and I get the following:
TCP 0.0.0.0:3389 0.0.0.0.:0 LISTENING PID=1216
PID 1216 doesn't show in Task Manager, but using "tasklist" from the command line reveals that it's svchost.exe. So I killed the process with "taskkill /PID 1216 /F" and it magically terminated.
Returning back to PFPortCheck, I try to test the port again. Only now I get "We were unable to ping your router" and "Your port is NOT OPEN or not reachable!".
So, can anyone tell me how I can open this port so I can walk accross the street and RDP into it?