To ensure the smooth operation of the Labs during Housley Training, please find attached the technical details of the required internet access from your venue. Method #2 need only be used if Method#1 fails. Help and Support contacts are at the end of this document.
Method#1 – Preferred
Students will need to directly (i.e. without a proxy or VPN connection) access the labs
on TCP ports: 3100 – 4100
These ports will be used for students access to remote jump-box PCs using MS Remote Desktop application (RDP).
These ports are a range of possible values with actuals dependent on the exact lab equipment used.
If you need more precise details within this range please contact us.
To test connectivity, open an RDP session
To launch an RDP test from a Windows PC
Enter the command mstsc in run or command prompt
For Windows 8 onwards, type Remote Desktop Connection from the Start screen Search option
To launch an RDP test from a Macintosh PC, use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app. It can be installed from the Mac App Store (free)
From your RDP app, connect to labs.housleylabs.com:3900
This machine should always be available however it has a single user login
Login with the username: test and password: Housley
Other ports in the range may or may not be available for testing as the student PCs are reset after each event and not reactivated until needed. However, if you need to test these ports, access can be arranged by contacting us.
Method#2 – If RDP ports cannot be used
If your internal security policies prohibit connections to the above ports via RDP.