Accessing Tempurity Temperatures via the Web
The Networked Robotics Tempurity Monitor is designed to be used from any Windows XP computer via downloaded software. In this way access to the temperature histories of monitored devices takes only seconds. To ensure that remote clients can access Tempurity Server data, you must ensure that port 3010 is open on the server's Windows firewall.
Some customers may prefer to use the web to access temperatures. The below are instructions for configuring a host computer running the Tempurity Monitor and the Windows Remote Desktop software, such that access to temperature histories can be achieved through a standard internet browser. This method relies on the characteristics of the Windows operating system.
The Process of Configuration
Configure your host computer to allow users to connect remotely. This machine need not be a Tempurity Server (although it may be) but must be able to execute the Tempurity Monitor software.
If your host computer is a Windows XP computer you may be limited to one remote web connection at a time. For unlimited connections, the host computer must be running a Windows XP Server operating system.
Configuring your Host Computer
The standard Windows XP installation does not include Remote Desktop Web capability. Remote Desktop Web connection is an optional World Wide Web service component of Internet Information Services (IIS). You will need to install IIS on your system using your Windows XP installation disk to in order to allow your computer to respond to requests from a web browser. Perform the following steps on the host computer:
Restart your computer. Turn on WWW service by typing Net Start w3svc.
Configure IIS (Internet Information Services)
These next steps are not to be followed if your host computer also functions as a Web server.
IIS is defined on your computer by the TCP port 80. It is highly recommended (but not required) to change this port address to make it harder for a potential hacker to communicate with your computer.
Configure Remote Desktop
To connect using Remote Desktop, enable remote connections by right-clicking My Computer, selecting the Remote tab, and enabling Allow users to connect remotely to this computer.
In the Select Remote Users window, you can add or remove user accounts that you wish to be able to connect remotely.
Connect to your Host Computer through Remote Desktop
It is now possible for you to connect remotely from a web browser. You will need to know your host computer’s IP address. This can be found by typing ipconfig in the Command Prompt.
Run the Tempurity Monitor. Enter the appropriate Tempurity Server network address. You now have access to your temperatures through the web as if the Tempurity Monitor client was running on the client machine.