I have an issue that I have kicked around for a few weeks now.
I have 2 pc's and 1 laptop, setup as follows:
Falkin Desktop - XP Pro
Jordan Desktop - Ubuntu
Wacka laptop - XP Pro
I have a LinkSys router, NAT enabled, all 3 pc's connect to the internet through this router. From behind the router, I can RDP from laptop to desktop and vice versa. I can also access my web server (Apache 2.0), which is setup on the Linux box from either behind or outside of the router.
What I cannot do, is access my XP box(s) from outside of the router.
I have port forwarding enabled;
I am trying to access it via the external ip (per whatismyipcom);
I have rdp enabled on box(es);
I have port 3389 enabled on router;
I have port 3389 enabled on Zone Alarm
I am not sure, because I have heard conflicting advice from elsewhere, but I have not setup a static address on the any of the boxes. The ip's are being pulled from a 1-49 range (192.168.1.100-192.168.1.150), and when I try, then my internet connection drops.
I was told that I need to set the ip on my box(es) within the range of ip's and I have been told OUTSIDE of the range. 192.168.1.151 fpr example.
As long as I do not bounce the router OR the pc's, the ip's *should* remain the same, right? The gateway and dns have not changed, so how can my router reassign internal ip's?
Thanks in advance for your help