Remote VPN service allows you to access any computer or local network IP address when away, just as if you were there. When connected to the Remote VPN server your IP address will be the same IP of that local network. PrivateRouter offers Wireguard servers both small and large that you can plug into any internet enabled WiFi router or computer. These devices run a local Wireguard server and are the physical access point that provides entry to local resources through the remote VPN tunnel.
Yes, your remote access VPN server will provide secure access to all self hosted applications on that local network. Additionally, you can install and access locally hosted apps like Nextcloud, Jellyfin and more on the VPN server. Need to access your computer through the VPN? Your WireGuard VPN server can run Virtual Desktop software and you can access your computer through any web browser.
Adding and Removing VPN peers is possible from anywhere in your Wireguard web management portal. You can add a new device by scanning the QR code or importing the VPN config in Wireguard. This is a private password protected management portal that only you can access. We do not limit the amount of Wireguard peers you can have.
Your remote access vpn server is not bound to any specific network or device. To change the network you wish to remotely access simply unplug your Wireguard server and plug it into the new network or computer. After it powers on you can connect to your remote VPN and gain local access.
Yes, this is one of the most popular use cases for remote access VPN. Instead of exposing Home Assistant to the open internet, remote access VPN allows only those authorized on your VPN server to access Home Assistant.