Remote Access to your Linux IoT device through VNC

How to use Upswift Remote Access tool (port forwarding) to accessing Linux device VNC remotely from anywhere.

Time to read:

3

minutes

Assuming a VNC Server is up and running on your Linux edge device, let’s connect to it remotely through the Upswift Remote Access Tool.

Step 1 - Select The Desired Edge Device

Using the Choose Device menu, select the desired device you wish to connect to.

Step 2 - Select VNC Server Port of Your Edge Device

Typically, the port used by VNC Server by default is 5900. Enter the default port (5900) or if you have it customized, enter the corresponding port number to your VNC server.

Step 3 - Click OPEN SESSION and confirm your choice.


Step 4 - Wait for the connection to establish

Step 5 - Click Copy to clipboard 


Step 6 - Download VNC Viewer and install it on your computer, and run it.

Step 7 - Paste the copied URL (forwarding.upswift.io:xxxxxx) into the address bar in the VNC viewer and press Enter key.


Step 8 - Accept and Continue the following prompts, and enter the username and password when asked.

If the connection is successful, you’ll be presented with the desktop of your edge device and you’ll be able to work on it even behind double-NAT or firewall as you would working on a normal computer.

Troubleshooting

  • If you have not set up a VNC server on your edge Linux IoT device, please follow through this guide to set up VNC server on your device.
  • If you have set up your VNC server correctly and you cannot connect to it, please follow these steps to troubleshoot your VNC server.