It is easy to connect Windows PC from a remote area. There are different methods that you can apply to connect your Windows PC from a remote location. The best way to establish a connection is to use a Windows remote desktop tool.
You are required to carry out some steps in order to connect your Windows computer remotely. The Remote Desktop configuration can be done using a router. This way, you can make sure that the needed ports are open and the option of port forwarding is active.
Below are some solutions that you need to apply in order to use the remote desktop.
Before you go ahead with the configuration process to establish a connection using your router, you must ensure that Windows is enabling outgoing and ongoing connections to your PC.
Step 1: First of all, go to the Start menu and then click on Settings.
Step 2: Now, under the Settings menu, choose the option of Update & Security. Now, go to Windows security and then select the option of "Firewall & network protection.
Step 3: Select the option of "Allow an app through firewall" under the heading of "Firewall & network protection.
Step 4: After that, click on the button "Change Settings" by going to the window of "Allowed apps" for unlocking the menu.
Step 5: Once you are done unlocking the menu, search for the "Remote Desktop" option in the list. Choose the checkboxes given after the option of allowing RDP connections. Then, select Ok and save the changes.
You need to set up the firewall to enable RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections. After that, you must change the RDP port used by Windows for connections to another port number. It is important because the risk of attacks is very high.
Port changing is not the only way to secure the connection. This will enable you to limit the possible risks.
Below are the simple steps that you need to carry out in order to change the default Remote Desktop Protocol port.
Step 1: Launch the Start menu and choose the option of Run. After that, select the Windows key and R key on your keyboard.
Step 2: Open the Run dialog box and then enter Regedit prior to clicking on Ok. This will launch the Windows Registry Editor.
Step 3: The new Registry editor window will open up.
Search for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber. After that, select the port number key given on the right side.
Step 4: Now, go to the base category and select the Decimal. After that, go to the Value data box and select a new port value. Please ensure that the value you are using is not used by other ports. Click on Ok and save the changes.
After you are done making changes to the RDP port number, you must reboot your computer system. If you make any connections to your computer using RDP, then you must configure it. For this purpose, you need to use the port number you selected.