Monitoring a remote PC or Server with GlassWire


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Our GlassWire user guide will be updated tomorrow with this new guide to help people create remote connections with GlassWire. Thanks @Remah, @richlife69, and others who gave us feedback so we could improve the instructions to make remote connections with GlassWire.

How to monitor remote servers or remote PCs with GlassWire
You can use GlassWire to monitor remote servers or other computers that you control. You must run GlassWire on your local monitoring PC and on every remote PC or server that you want to monitor. Remote monitoring is turned off by default and can only be turned on with your administrator password. Also GlassWire alerts you if you receive a remote GlassWire connection.

Remoting Out – To remote out and connect to another computer or server go to the “Client” tab in the settings. The settings can be accessed by going to the top left “GlassWire” menu and choosing “Settings”. Next click “Remote Server” then put in the Name (you can name it whatever you want), the computer IP address or host name, and password that you set up with GlassWire. Once you are connected the remote server’s network activity will appear via the GlassWire graph window and you can monitor your server or computer remotely.

Allowing Remote Monitoring – To allow someone to remotely monitor your computer or server you must go to the GlassWire settings then choose the “Server” tab. Next, click the “Remote Access” option and click “Unlock” and type in your operating system password to turn on this feature. You can then choose to allow remote access to the server and put in a password. For extra security we recommend you only allow access from your IP address if it’s a static one that doesn’t change often.

Getting Connected

Your Remote PC:

  1. First go to the top left GlassWire menu and open settings\server\remote access;
  2. Check the box “Allow remote access by password”;
  3. Click “Change password” and set the new password. Try making the password simple for the first connection only, to be sure you don’t have a typo.
  4. Click OK;
  5. Open settings\server\general and make sure that the “Remote access state” is “Allowed”

Custom Ports - You can also change the port you prefer to use on the remote PC under the “Server” tab in GlassWire settings, then under “General”. If you use our default port :7010 then you do not need to add anything after the remote PC IP address, however if you set a different port on the remote PC you should enter :XXXX where XXXX is the port you set on the remote PC settings.

Local PC (the PC from which we are going to connect to the remote PC from):

  1. Open Settings\Client\Remote server;
  2. Click “Add new server” and select it on the “Server list”;
  3. Type the name of the server;
  4. Type the IP address of the remote server; Go to www.whatismyip.com from the remote server if you’re not sure what its IP is. Next enter the IP address of your remote server. Please see the note above about “Custom Ports” if you use one.

If your remote PC is behind a router and you cannot connect you may have to turn on port forwarding with your router, or you could use a third party service like Ngrok or Hamachi. Try doing a search for your router name and “port forward” to find instructions on how to turn on port forwarding for your remote PC. Please note Ngrok or Hamachi may not be recommended for some types of secure networks, so if you’re considering them in an business environment please discuss using those products with your local IT professional before trying them.