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How to use a Raspberry Pi to remotely access your office network

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By remote.it July 8, 2020 IN   Blog , How To 0 comments

In this video, you will learn how use the remote.itPi SD card image to turn a Raspberry Pi into an instant remote work appliance.

Contents

0:17 Prerequisites
0:50 Installing the remote.itPi image
3:00 Optional – Wifi accessibility
4:37 Power on your Raspberry Pi
5:07 Find your Raspberry Pi on the LAN (find.remote.it)
5:44 Register your Raspberry Pi
7:35 Set-up remote access to your work devices
9:47 Connect remotely from the remote.it Web Portal (proxy connection)
12:57 Connect remotely from the remote.it desktop (peer-2-peer connection)

Notes

  • This video was made with a Mac, but the remote.itPi image can be setup using a Mac or Windows computer.
  • (7:35) Devices which are “Added from network” should use static IP or DHCP reservation so that the LAN IP address doesn’t change in the event of a power cycle. For more details, visit: https://docs.remote.it/network-services
  • (9:56) Proxy connections will time out, but Peer-2-Peer connections will not. For more information about Peer-2-Peer and proxy connections, visit: https://docs.remote.it/peer-to-peer-p2p-vs.-proxy-connections
  • (11:06) On a mac, you can also copy the vnc://proxyaddress and paste it directly into your internet browser to open the ScreenSharing application.

Additional Links and Resources

Download the remote.itPi image:
https://remote.it/downloads/#pi

remote.itPi setup how to guide:
https://docs.remote.it/adding-remote.it-to-your-device/raspberry-pi-quick-start

Download Raspberry Pi Imager:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

If you encounter any issues using the Raspberry Pi Image, try using Balena Etcher:
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Find your Wifi country code:
https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Wifi-country-code-(EN)

Download the remote.it desktop app (macOS & Windows):
https://remote.it/downloads/#desktop

Help Desk:
https://support.remote.it/hc/en-us

Community Forum:
https://forum.remote.it/

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