- STEP 1 :Turn on your Wi-Fi router and connect it to the computer using a standard Ethernet and follow step-by-step how to configure a router for remote access.
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Otherwise, connect your computer to the wireless network using the SSIDand Network Key of the Wi-Fi router.
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You can identify them on the label located at the backside of the Wi-Fi router.
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If you are a Windowsuser, click the Start menu and type “cmd” in the search panel.
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Give a right-click on the Command Prompttab from the search result and click the Run as administrator
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In the Command Prompt window, type the “ipconfig” command and press the Enter
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Scroll down to the Default Gatewaysection and note down the IP address of the Wi-Fi router.
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If you are using aMac operating system, click the Apple menu and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
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Click theNetwork icon and select the Advanced
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Next, note down the IP address of the Wi-Fi router.
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After identifying the IP address, open the default browser and enter the IP address of the Wi-Fi router in the URL.
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In the Wi-Fi router login portal, enter the login credentials and click the “Login” button and proceed with how to configure a router for remote access guide.
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On the Wi-Fi router administration screen, navigate to the left-side panel and select the Port Forwarding
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In the Port Forwardingwindow, add the service for remote access.
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If you have RDPor Remote Desktop option, choose it and enter the IP address in the required field.
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Enter the port number for both internal and external ports (Start and End ports).
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It is recommended to choose both TCPand UDP as the protocol to avoid connection error in the future.
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Make sure to select the necessary checkboxes for port forwarding and click theApply button to save the applied changes.
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Now by finishing how to configure a router for remote access steps, you can access the computer remotely from the other computer.