πŸ“‘Remote Connect

What is Remote Connect?

Remote Connect is a package that allows remote connections to your Avado machine from anywhere in the world on almost any device.

  • Want to check your Avado machine on your iPhone while taking a walk? Remote Connect βœ…

  • Want to update a package using your laptop while waiting for a flight? Remote Connect βœ…

  • Want to isolate your Avado machine on its own network but still access it? Remote Connect βœ…

The Remote Connect solution is super easy and works in nearly every environment. No need to open any ports on your router or fiddle with config files etc. It works from both your home WiFi and from anywhere in the world with just one configuration.

So let’s get it set up!

Troubleshooting

If you have any problems along the way (e.g. the connection isn't working) check out these troubleshooting steps to solve common problems like VPNs on Mac blocking the connection, and more! https://wiki.ava.do/troubleshooting/connection-troubleshooting

Step 0: Update your AVADO

This tutorial assumes that your Avado machine is up to date with all the latest package versions. Go to https://ava.do/start to make sure your Avado is up to date.

Step 1: Install the package

The package should come pre-installed on your machine, but if not, you can find the β€œRemote Connect” package in the DappStore.

  • In the DappStore, the package name is β€œRemote Connect”.

  • Once installed the system name is β€œremoteconnect.avado.dnp.dappnode.eth”.

Press the install button and let it finish.

Step 2: Download a client for connecting

Meanwhile - you can download the remote connect client for your device and install it:

Step 3: Go to the configuration wizard

Navigate to the "Remote Connect" menu:

Or go directly to the package: http://my.ava.do/#/Packages/remoteconnect.avado.dnp.dappnode.eth

You will see your unique network ID - and a default network name.

You can click the name to rename your Avado network so you can recognize it in case you have multiple machines.

Step 4: Join your personal Avado network with your client

The next step is to paste this network ID into your client.

You will find an icon in the top bar of your desktop - Click on the icon to open the configuration menu.

Make sure to check the Allow Global and Allow DNS checkboxes.

Enter the Network ID from your Avado and press Join.

Step 5: Enable client access on the Avado machine

Go back to your Avado machine. After a few seconds, you will see the new client automatically appear in the network member list.

The only thing you need to do now is check the box to enable access to this client.

You can click the Description to rename your device to a name that you can easily remember the device that you gave access.

Step 6: Switch back to your home WiFi

Before trying it out:

  • If you are connected through the Avado VPN: Disconnect from the VPN

  • If you are connected through the Avado WiFi: Switch back to your home WiFi

Step 7: Connect through the Remote Connect client

After you disconnected from the Avado VPN and/or switched back to your home Wifi - now it’s time to connect your device to the Avado network.

Click on the connection so that it has a checkmark in front of it. If you click on Network Details you should see β€œOK” next to the status.

If you see REQUESTING_CONFIGURATION please give it a minute or 2 to switch to OK.

If you are using the Remote Connect method - please use the URL http://my.ava.do instead of the old http://my.avado/ since the old URL will not work on this connection.

Step 8: Disconnect and reconnect

From the client - you can turn off the active connection by clicking the selected network, the checkmark will disappear and you are disconnected. To reconnect later - just click the network again. When the checkmark is present you are connected again!

You can use this connection from within your own network, or from anywhere in the world. All traffic over this connection is peer-to-peer and is fully encrypted.

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