HOW TO CONFIGURE A ROUTER FOR REMOTE ACCESS

  • 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.
  • STEP 2 : Otherwise, connect your computer to the wireless network using the SSIDand Network Key of the Wi-Fi router.
  • STEP 3 : You can identify them on the label located at the backside of the Wi-Fi router.
  • STEP 4 : If you are a Windowsuser, click the Start menu and type “cmd” in the search panel.
  • STEP 5 : Give a right-click on the Command Prompttab from the search result and click the Run as administrator 
  • STEP 6 : In the Command Prompt window, type the “ipconfig” command and press the Enter
  • STEP 7 : Scroll down to the Default Gatewaysection and note down the IP address of the Wi-Fi router.
  • STEP 8 : If you are using aMac operating system, click the Apple menu and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  • STEP 9 : Click theNetwork icon and select the Advanced
  • STEP 10 : Next, note down the IP address of the Wi-Fi router. 
  • STEP 11 : After identifying the IP address, open the default browser and enter the IP address of the Wi-Fi router in the URL.
  • STEP 12 : 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.
  • STEP 13 : On the Wi-Fi router administration screen, navigate to the left-side panel and select the Port Forwarding 
  • STEP 14 : In the Port Forwardingwindow, add the service for remote access.
  • STEP 15 : If you have RDPor Remote Desktop option, choose it and enter the IP address in the required field.
  • STEP 16 : Enter the port number for both internal and external ports (Start and End ports).
  • STEP 17 : It is recommended to choose both TCPand UDP as the protocol to avoid connection error in the future.
  • STEP 18 : Make sure to select the necessary checkboxes for port forwarding and click theApply button to save the applied changes.
  • STEP 19 : Now by finishing how to configure a router for remote access steps, you can access the computer remotely from the other computer.