Need advice on remote connection to home network

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  1. noremacyug

    noremacyug [H]ard|Gawd

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    So long story short here. I have ATT Fixed Wireless service which is great for getting me interwebs in the country. However, I don't have a public IP address assigned to my provided gateway. Rather I get a 10.x.x.x ip. I've called about it and at least for now (it's a newer service) that's just how it is. Obviously this makes remote connections a pain (if not impossible??). The only reason I ask if there is another solution is that I noticed I can still connect to my roomba. I'm sure the roomba and the app on my phone are communicating via roombas servers, but still is there a service or something similar that I could implement to acccess my devices on my home network?
     
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    Ultimately, you get a public IP address. However, with that type of service, you won't get much control. Just like a cell phone. My, or your cell provider, aren't going to give us access to modifying ports to forward, etc. You can still use TeamViewer and stuff like that
     
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    Not any way or service that could emulate the roombas manner of connection? Like a server setup outside my network that I could point host and clients towards to bridge the gap?
     
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    The easiest way is to install TeamViewer right on your PC. You also have other options. You can setup a site-to-site VPN through an external server if you want to put in that much time and energy. It really depends on what your end goal is, and how much you're willing to invest in it. Just remember, anything is possible, but is it worth the time? If yes, have at it!
     
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    Roger that. Will look into teamviewer as I'm not familiar with it. Its not remote desktop software is it?
     
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    Yeah, teamviewer's cheapest plan is $50/month.....gonna be a negative ghost rider on that.
     
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    non-commercial use is free
     
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    Where did I miss that at?
     
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    Yeah. My business is still on TV12, as that was when they were still selling lifetime licenses.
    Our owners refuse to be held captive by subscription plans. Especially when said subscriptions are no cheaper than the previous lifetime licenses were.

    But TV is actually some really decent remote access software.
    And I can see, at some point, we'll be forced to upgrade. Though we might be able to finagle them to issue a lifetime license (they were willing to do it to let us upgrade to 13, but 13 really brought nothing new).
     
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    So I've been trying out TV but I don't see any way to connect to devices on my LAN. I can connect to the computer that has the TV client installed, but I'm wanting access to other devices on the LAN, my 3D printer for instance. Any ideas to achieve this. I had setup a openvpn server on a cloud server and was able to connect to it with two devices. I was following a video of Hak5's about reverse vpn or something along those lines. I could connect, but didn't have something right to allow access to the rest of the LAN. Any other VPN services that allow that sort of "pass through" feature?
     
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    Video link for reference and maybe a better understanding of what I'm wanting to achieve.

     
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    Over TeamViewer, you should be able to control the PC you're connected to as if you were physically sitting at it. So, access anything on your local network. I've never run into any limitations... What works when you're physically in front of your computer, but doesn't work when you TeamViewer to the same computer?
     
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    No, I can do as you stated without issue. But I don't want to interact with my PC and then use it to interact with, say my 3d printer, I want to go straight to the printer without interacting with the PC.
     
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    It's going to be more complicated of a setup. Including opening ports in your router/firewall and forwarding them to your 3D printer.

    On another note, probably your best bet at accomplishing your goal is to run openvpn server on a PC at the location you want to connect to. Create the appropriate keys, credentials, etc. Transfer the keys to the machine you want to connect to the VPN, install the openvpn client on said machine, then connect. That will put you on your network with your 3D printer, given that it has an Ethernet connection. This whole process will also require you enabling port forwarding in your router for you to be able to connect to the VPN. I'm not going to repeat what so many guides on the internet already have in them. Try to find information relevant to your router/modem, and any information you can regarding ports and connection details for your 3D printer. Plenty of guides out there for running your own VPN with openvpn. And, good luck.
     
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    Can't do that due to not having a public IP. I'm behind a NAT controlled by my ISP. Hence this whole post. If I had a public IP, this would have all been setup in a matter of minutes.
     
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    Right. I highlighted that in my first response to your thread.My most recent post was simply laying it out for you if it's something you wanted to attempt.
    Those are essentially your available options as far as I'm aware... I don't see why you wouldn't control the 3D printer with the existing PC over TeamViewer. It's already on the network, and it gets you access to your network and devices that you wanted. If you're looking for a less expensive (more power friendly) option to do it, purchase a raspberry pi and run TeamViewer on it.
     
  17. noremacyug

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    More monitoring the printer than controlling it for most situations. I have a app on my phone that is far less cumbersome than controlling/monitoring a 3D printer via a PC, via a TV app on my phone.
     
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    Your ISP may offer a static IP package or something where they will assign you an actual public IP.

    *Edit* Ooops nvm missed the part where you called about it already
     
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    I wish man. Life would be much easier.