Here is one way to access RACHEL remotely using ngrok - an easy port forwarding tool.
Steps to Provide Remote Access of RACHEL server:
- Connect the Rachel device to internet through ethernet cable
- Connect your computer to the same Internet Wifi connection (not Rachel)
- Open browser and Open Rachel website (probably on 192.168.88.1)
- On the RACHEL homepage, make note of the LAN Ip address. For example, In this image it is 192.168.1.53
Go to this website
https://ngrok.com/download and do a free sign up
https://ngrok.com/download and download this based on your operating system.
Open the folder where it is downloaded. Unzip it
Open terminal. If you are using windows, Press Ctrl + R , and type cmd and then enter.
Go to the directory where it is downloaded on terminal. ( cd c://Users/… … /Downloads)
ngrok authtoken ******* (We can get this command after we signup)
ngrok http 192.168.1.53:80 (Here use the LAN IP address of Rachel server)
Something similar to this should appear on your terminal
http://12b51a795f7a.ngrok.io -> https://my.content:80
This url highlighted (left side) is your public URL which you can share to others for remote access.