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

Jul 08, 2020

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.

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