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By Rob @Rob2021-02-25 17:51:42.054Z2021-02-25 22:23:03.376Z

Hi there, awesome product and software - THANK YOU!

Question: Is there any guidance on how to set up a VPN?

Use case: I'm looking to have my virtual assistant interact directly with my computer and would need some way for them to access it outside of my local network.

Background: I've read some of the related articles / responses. Below is the one I found most helpful, but I'm very unfamiliar with the technicalities of it all. I'm uncertain if I'm Installing these programs to the source computer (server) or directly onto the TinyPilot

You can set it up for Internet access, but I haven't optimized for that yet. You'd need to use a solution like Tailscale, ngrok, or remote.it, which some of my customers do. The wrinkle is that the video stream is pretty bandwidth-intensive now, so you need a fast link. I'm planning to cut down on bandwidth early this year.

Thank you for any help in advance!

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  1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-02-25 22:28:48.918Z

    Thanks for checking it out!

    You would set up the VPN service on the Pi itself. The most popular VPN service among TinyPilot customers is ZeroTier. I haven't played around with it personally, but this looks like a pretty good tutorial:

    I'm also partnering with a YouTuber to make a video tutorial on setting up WireGuard as a VPN solution on your TinyPilot. I expect that to come out next week. WireGuard is one of the more advanced solutions, though, so it might not be the best fit.