Enabling external connections

Unified Remote is primarily designed to work with WiFi on your home network or using Bluetooth (due to performance and security reasons). However, it is possible to use Unified Remote from any mobile data, over the internet, as well.

Enable password protection

First, it is highly recommended that you enable password protection in Unified Remote Server when using external connections. See the linked tutorial below.

Configure your firewall

If you are using Windows Firewall or any other security software, you may have to enable public access to the ports used by Unified Remote Server (TCP/UDP 9512). See the linked tutorial below.

Configure port forwarding

The most important part is that you enable port forwarding on your router. By default most routers do not allow inbound connections from the internet. How to enable port forwarding on your router is outside the scope of this tutorial. See https://portforward.com/ for instructions.

Find your external IP address

Next you need to find your external IP address so that you know where to connect to. You can do that either using the Unified Remote Server manager, visiting What's My IP, or Googling "Whats my IP".

Add the server

Finally you need to add a new manual connection in the Unified Remote app. Make sure you enter your public IP and the password that you configured.

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