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Remote network access via 3G

Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:19 pm

Good day

I am new to these discussions.
Can someone please direct me to the correct forum for the following?

I need to access a smart energy meter (Schneider ION7650) at a remote site.
The metering instrument has built in web server and Ethernet capabilities.
The instrument is to be housed in a "flight case" to enable rapid and easy relocation from site to site.

Currently at a different (fixed) site, there is full Ethernet network infrastructure, so the access is simple: laptop, wired network, meter.

Is there a (fairly uncomplicated) way to access the remote meter via 3G and the internet?
Other than putting down a desktop machine, Wi-Fi router, 3G dongle, TeamViewer etc?
Perhaps Pi, TeamViewer for "headless" access, 3G dongle etc?

Positive feedback will be welcomed.

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Re: Remote network access via 3G

Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:04 pm

Regarding the 3G side - local service providers do not allow any incoming connections to the 3G device from outside. Some will allow it after you sign a heap of application forms and disclaimer forms, done on a SIM by SIM basis, possible that your service providers do not have the same or similar issues. Then setting up a dynamic DNS client and you should be done.

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Re: Remote network access via 3G

Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:07 pm

Rather than negativity think outside the box !
RPi 4B 4GB (SSD Boot) RaspiOS64 ARM64
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