How to Configure a Belkin Router for Remote Desktop

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How to Configure a Belkin Router for Remote Desktop
Configure Windows XP remote desktop settings to work with your Belkin router. (network cable image by Radoslav Lazarov from

Windows Remote Desktop ensures that you can access your PC whenever you want, as long as you have correctly set up the computer. While newer versions of Windows have resolved some issues with router conflicts, Windows XP users will run into some problems with remote desktop if using a Belkin wireless router. Windows XP requires that you manually enter the router setting menu and give special permissions for a remote desktop connection. If the router settings are not correctly set up, you will not be able to run a remote connection.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," then "Run," then type "CMD" in the search bar and press "OK."

  2. 2

    Type "ipconfig," and press enter. Your IP address is the set of numbers across from "IP Address" (located under the "Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Configuration" list). Write this sequence of numbers down, including the decimals.

  3. 3

    Open a web browser, and type "" and press enter on the keyboard.

  4. 4

    Click "Login" and then "Submit." There will be no password needed unless you have designated one at an earlier date. In that case, enter the password you gave the router, and click "Submit."

  5. 5

    Select "Virtual Servers" located under the "Firewall" list, then click "Enabled."

  6. 6

    Enter "Remote Desktop" as the general description name.

  7. 7

    Type "3389" in both fields labelled "Inbound port."

  8. 8

    Select "Both" under TCP and UDP options.

  9. 9

    Click on the 'Private IP address" box, and enter in the IP address you wrote down in Step 2.

  10. 10

    Type "3389" in both fields labelled "Private Port." Click "Apply changes," and exit the web browser.

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