Typically, if you want to connect to a Raspberry Pi on a local network, you first need to find its IP address and then connect its port. However, in order to access a device from outside the local network, you usually need to jump a lot of laps, such as getting its public IP address and adjusting some settings on the home router. Changing the VPN/firewall configuration can be cumbersome if the device is behind a corporate firewall which does not allow ssh or VNC connections.
RemoteIoT provide a way to skip all the hassles. You can use the RemoteIoT’s secure IoT cloud platform to quickly connect to networked devices from anywhere, even if it’s behind a firewall. Just follow these 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Create a RemoteIoT account
Before connecting your device, open up RemoteIoT website in your browser and create a new account which should just take a minute and is completely free.
Step 2: Install the RemoteIoT service
Open the terminal of your device or access your device with ssh on the local network and install the RemoteIoT service.
Step 3: Connect your device
Now, open the RemoteIoT portal in your browser and login to the dashboard. You should now see your device in the list of account devices.
Click “Connect Port” and select the SSH or VNC port. You will get a hostname (like proxy8.remoteiot.com) and a port (like 10008). Now copy the hostname and port to the ssh or vnc client and connect to the device as if it was on the local network.
In short, by taking these steps, you can ensure control your Raspberry Pi from anywhere. You can update the software after their deployment in the field. This way you can make sure that the units have the most recent software updates. You will have complete access to your all of them. For example, you can apply security patches and reset/reboot any unit.
About the Company
Headquartered in USA, RemoteIoT Inc. committed to delivering the best value remote access and management solutions. They serve global customers in many industries, including automotive, industrial, building / home automation, and information technology.
For more details, please visit https://remoteiot.com.