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What's the easiest way to connect to a computer through WAN (i.e its IP address instead of its local computer name) using Windows' RDP?

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Type in its IP address (a.b.c.d) or FQDN ( instead of a Windows Networking name (\\foo).

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I access all the computers on my domain through their FQDN (fully qualified domain name) - for example: – Jared Harley Oct 14 '09 at 1:13
you mean it still works the same way? oh good! i haven't used it since before Vista was a gleam in Microsoft's eye... – quack quixote Oct 14 '09 at 1:15
What port does RDP listen to? – moo Oct 14 '09 at 1:48
port 3389 by default – Girt Oct 14 '09 at 2:26

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