A few question on remotely accessing MySQL Database

FreePBX works fine, and I can connect successully to the asterisk server with non-database connections.
When using phpMyAdmin (or for that matter mysqladmin) from a remote computer I get the following error:

#1045 “Access denied for user '[email protected]‘’ (using password YES)”

I assume it is a security issue with-in the Linux server since I have set the security for root & asteriskuser to have full privileges remotely.
I can access the MySQL database from the command line of the host using root & asteriskuser as usernames.
I have set the appropriate privileges for asteriskuser at the host by
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON asterisk.* TO [email protected]‘’;
where is the i.p. address of the computer that I am trying to use remotely to access the asterisk server.

I have port 3306 forwarded on my router to the asterisk server i.p. address. I have noticed in the configuration files that there are other i.p. address referenced. Do I forward 3306 to one of the other i,p. address or the main server i.p. address.

I have also tried using port forwarding of port 22 (SSH port) to access asterisk server from the remote and get a different error.

'Lost connection to MySQL server during query"

Any ideas as to how to fix this problem would be much appreciated.

Got everything working, didn’t have a password set-up and so it was blank. I made the mistake of continuing to try using the root password as if I was on localhost.