IK-U01 Smart Universal WIFI Remote Control
Smart Home Controls: IK-U01 Smart Universal WIFI Remote Control
This Smart WIFI Universal Infrared (IR) remote controller, replaces your infrared remote controls for your home appliances, such as all TV’s, Satellite, Cable Set Top box, Blue-ray players air conditioners, fans, lights, curtains etc. Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands.
This Smart WIFI Universal Infrared (IR) remote controller, replaces your infrared remote controls for your home appliances, such as all TV’s, Satellite, Cable Set Top box, Blue-ray players air conditioners, fans, lights, curtains etc. you can easily control your home appliances through your smart phone anywhere anytime or by using your voice with Alex and Google assistant. This smart device turns your basic home devices into smart devices, giving you full control and making life at home easy.
The device contains a smart memory library with over 5,000 Infrared codes stored in its database, it supports almost any Infrared controlled device and supports 38-56kHz frequency signal learning.
The Smart WIFI infrared remote control connects to your WIFI and smart phone through our powerful free iOS and Android mobile app IKCONECT.
The IKCONECT app is an All-in-One Smart Controls Centre, which enables you to seamlessly link and control an extensive range of smart linkable devices such as lights and cameras. There’s no need to have multiple apps stored on your phone to control your smart devices.
- Self-Learning Smart Memory Library- Over 5,000 Infrared codes in database
- Voice Control – Compatible with Amazon Alexa & Google assistant to voice control your TV, Set Top Box, Air Conditioner and Fans etc.
- All-in-One Control – Control all your IR remote controllers into one APP on smartphone/tablet. You will never need to look around for a missing remote control in your house again, say goodbye to the chaos and maintain easy living.
- Super Mini body – Occupies very little space.
- Supports Device Sharing – You can control your smart home together with the whole family.
Product Name: WIFI-IR Universal Remote Controller
Power Input: DC5V/1A
IR Frequency: 38-56kHz
Infrared Distance: 7M
Range Cover: 360°
Max Current: 110mA
Max Power: 0.55W
Wireless Standard: WIFI 2.4G 802.11 b/g/n
Wireless Range: 45M
Control Mode: Mobile APP IKCONECT
App Support: Android/iOS
Operating Temperature: -10℃ – 50℃
Operating Humidity: ≤85%RH
Item Size: 68*68*22mm (L*W*H)
Item Weight: 33g / 1.2oz
Only supports 2.4G WIFI
*Smart WIFI Infrared Universal Controller supports a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. The Smart WIFI Infrared Universal Controller does not support 5GHz Wi-Fi.
8 Channel Smartphone Relay WIFI Remote Control Kit
This is a WIFI Relay remote control kit. Including
1x 8 Channel USB/Wireless Relay Module
1x WiFiBee WiFi Wireless module
1x Xbee USB adapter
1x Mini usb cable
You can easily control this relay module by your computer using WIFI.
Note: Please remove the WiFi module when you use USB connection.
USB/Wireless Relay module Description:
This USB/Wireless Relay Module allows computer control switching of external devices by using the USB port of your computer!
Meanwhile, It has a wireless extension port, can work with XBEE or Bluetooth Bee or Wifly Module, which mean now you can control your device by zigbee or Bluetooth or WiFi !
The TOSR0x module can powered by USB bus or DC power and provides two volt free contact relay outputs with a current rating of up to 10 Amp each.
Relay power rating
If the relay is used at a voltage or current exceeding this specification, the life of the contacts may be significantly shortened.
A full datasheet for the relays used on the TOSR0x is here: G5LA datasheet
If you use DC Power ,the Input voltage should be DC5V.
First Step – Install the Driver
The TOSR0x module uses FT232RL USB to UART chip . Before using the TOSR0x you will need to download the FT232RL Driver.
Connect the TOSR0x and windows will detect it and ask for the drivers. Point windows to the inf folder and it will install the driver.
The TOSR0x will now appear as a com port.
The TOSR0x operates with an easy to use command set as described in the table below.
TOSR0x Baud rate : 9600
Test program and example source code
To get the TOSR0x up and running in the minimum amount of time we have put together an example program to demonstrate the functionality of the module.
Realterm serial debug tool
Controlling a TOSR0x USB Relay Module Using Python (Thanks James!)
Linux Python module
iPhone APP (WIFI)
Note: HTML is not translated!
Enter the code in the box below:
Accessing the router remotely: connection options
Accessing the router: how to connect remotely
Like any other network device, a home router gives the owner the ability to configure it not only locally, but also remotely. But in order to take full advantage of this option, it is worth figuring out how to remotely connect to your router and in what situations it can be useful.
Why do I need to connect remotely to the router
There are times when you really need to have a copy of your resume handy or when you want to show someone a cute baby video. Knowing how to remotely connect to a router will be useful to log into your home computer while relaxing in a ski resort or while at sea in order to run maintenance programs on it. Consider how to connect to the router remotely via the Internet and what it gives.
After setting up dial-up networking, you can do many useful things, for example:
- manage your computer from anywhere, including changing your device’s security settings and settings;
- receive video files from your media server;
- watch home surveillance cameras on your smartphone;
- manage your home network;
- Track local network activity to see what kids are doing online.
Allowing remote access, while convenient, creates a number of security risks. If remote access is enabled, anyone with internet access can theoretically connect to your device.
How to connect to the router remotely via the Internet
Remote access to the router is a convenient feature that allows you to control the device from anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection. It’s fairly easy to set up, and once the installation is complete, remote login on most modern routers should be straightforward.
It should be noted right away that since remote access to the router is carried out by its IP, the very possibility of remote connection to the router is fully realized only if your provider provides you with a static IP. If you have an Internet with dynamic address assignment, then you will need the ability to set the current address value at any time, otherwise you simply won’t know what address your router is located at, which means you won’t be able to connect to it. One way out of this situation is to use the DDNS service, which automatically notifies the user of all IP changes on the devices of interest to him. Some manufacturers even implement built-in support for the DDNS service on their devices.
Consider the intricacies of enabling remote access on network equipment from different manufacturers.
Zyxel Keenetic routers can be called one of the most convenient to use for the Internet in a private home. The whole process of setting them up to work on the Internet takes a maximum of 10 minutes, regardless of the provider and region. For example, for Rostelecom subscribers, setting up a Zyxel router of any model can take place automatically, you will only need to sometimes press the “Next” button. But if you need to configure the wireless connection, automation will no longer help.
If you have a Zyxel router (say, Keenetic ultra II) with a built-in KeenDNS DNS service, then it gives you remote access to the router with a 3rd level domain name and any local device with a 4th level domain name.
By default, remote access to the device through the 4th level domain via the KeenDNS service works as follows:
- you need to connect to the router using the HTTPS protocol;
- then connect to the local device via HTTP.
On a device for which a 4th level domain name is used, the possibility of using an HTTP connection should not be excluded in its settings, i.e. so that the “Use HTTPS only” option is not enabled.
If you need to access over HTTPS, you can manually obtain your own certificate for the L4 domain through the Command Line Interface (CLI).
Access to the router (its settings) is possible if the “web access from WAN” option is enabled. To do this, go to “System” in the “Administration” section in the settings of the Asus router and click “apply”.
Also in the “Firewall” section in the “Respond to ping requests from WAN” setting, you need to click “yes” and “apply”.
Next, you need to configure DDNS in the “Internet” (WAN) section. You need to select the option “Enable the “DDNS client” function. In the server, select” www.asus.com “. Set any “Host name”. Save the settings.
Now, if everything was successful, remote access to ASUS modem settings should have an address like http://dgsdewlj.asuscomm.com:8080, or https://dgsdewlj.asuscomm.com:8443. The specific address value will be generated during setup.
To understand how to remotely access a TP-Link router far from the Internet in Stupino, you must first figure out how to configure it to make this possible.
There are two ways to do this:
- Via TP-Link ID cloud service. Everything is simple here, since the connection itself is carried out through a cloud server. Management can take place both from a phone and from another device (for example, a tablet) using the TP-Link Tether application. When you need a remote connection to the router through a browser (from a PC), this happens by obtaining an address via TP-Link DNS. Please note that only newer TP-Link models support cloud features. If your router is one of the latest models, then you can find out about cloud service support in the “TP-Link Cloud” section in the router settings.
- Through an external IP address (or DDNS) from an ISP. With it, the user will have remote access to the TP-Link router via the Internet. This unique address is given by the provider, it must be white (belong to the public range), static is even better. If you are given a white dynamic external IP address, you will be able to complete the DDNS settings. If you have a “gray IP”, or even one IP for all clients (that is, Internet access for all clients of the provider goes through NAT), then it will be impossible to control the router via the Internet.
TP-Link offers the Tether app for simplified network management across supported TP-Link routers and networks.
Of the pluses can be noted:
- well thought out network mapping;
- perform light network management tasks;
- Stream media files from connected USB drives.
Of the minuses can be noted:
- there are no blacklists in parental control;
- only supports 5 TP-Link routers (Archer C7 802.11ac; WDR4900; WDR4300; WDR3600; and WDR3500.
TP-Link’s free Tether app is not intended for wireless network troubleshooting and does not allow you to remotely manage your router and network.
In order to enable remote access and management on Huawei routers, you need:
- Go to the device settings (enter http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 in the browser, enter login and password in the window that opens).
- Go to the “Protection” section and open the “Remote control” subsection in it.
- In the Remote access IP address field, instead of 0.0.0.0, enter the address from which you want to allow remote access. If you want to open the router to connect from any address on the Internet, enter 255.255.255.255 in this field. Please note that with this setting, strangers will also be able to connect to your device and enter its settings, so it would be wise to immediately change the access password to a more complex one.
To use Telnet, you must first make certain changes to the settings of the PC where it will run. To get started, on Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista, enable the Telnet client in Windows Components in Control Panel before running any telnet commands.
- Open the Control Panel by searching for Control Panel in the Start menu, or open the Run dialog with WIN+R and type control.
- Select Programs and Features in the Windows 10 Control Panel.
- In the left pane, select Turn Windows features on or off.
- Check the box next to Telnet Client.
- Select OK to enable Telnet.
How to manage the router remotely
Having figured out how to remotely connect to the router, it remains to learn how to manage it.
Consider the general algorithm using the example of a TP-Link router:
- Open web browser. If you are on the same local network as the router, then in the address bar you need to enter the address http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://tplinklogin.net . If you connect via the Internet remotely, you will have to enter the external IP address of your router. You can find it by going to the settings from the local network. On the main page, you need to find the WAN subsection and write down the value specified in the IP address item.
- Press Enter.
- Enter a username and password on the login page. The default is admin / admin.
- Click Security –> Remote Management.
- If the default values (port 80 and IP address 0.0.0.0) are present, the remote management feature is disabled. To enable this feature, you need to change the remote management IP address from 0.0.0.0 to a specific remote IP address.
- Click Save.
To access the router from the Internet, you need to enter the IP address of your router on the Internet in the address field of the browser or location and the user port number. Next, you will need to enter the password of the router and access the web utility of the device.
For most routers:
- If you specify a specific IP address in the settings line of the remote management IP address, then you can only connect to the router remotely from a PC using this IP address.
- When the remote management IP address is set to 0.0.0.0, the ability to connect to this device remotely will be disabled.
- If you set the IP address for remote management to 255. 255.255.255, then you can remotely connect to the router from anywhere with Internet access.
Most people access the Internet in the private sector through a router not remotely, but via Wi-Fi. Regular users most often do nothing with their routers after they’ve set them up other than rebooting them when their Wi-Fi seems to be slow. If you need to implement remote control of the router, but you feel that you still do not have enough knowledge for this, you should contact specialists with this question.
Remote control of the TP-Link router (via the Internet)
You can manage the TP-Link router not only by connecting directly to the router itself via cable or Wi-Fi, but also via the Internet. This means that you can access the router settings from anywhere. Even if your router is at home, and you are in another city, or in another country. We only need internet access. You also need to prepare the TP-Link router for remote control in advance. How to do it? See this guide, now I’ll show you everything. Why is this even needed? There are different situations, and sometimes it is necessary to be able to remotely change the settings of the router, manage connected devices, reboot the router, etc.
There are two ways to get remote access to the TP-Link router:
- Via TP-Link ID cloud service. This is a very simple method that works regardless of what kind of Internet you have, what external IP address is issued by your Internet provider, etc. The connection is made through the cloud service of TP-Link. You can control it from your phone or tablet, through the TP-Link Tether application. If you need access through a browser (from a computer, etc.), then you can get a unique address for your router (using TP-Link DNS). And use this address to access the web interface of the router from any device, wherever you are. The only negative: not all routers support cloud functions. It would be more correct to say that at the moment only a few newer (and usually expensive) routers support the “TP-Link Cloud” function (Archer C8 V3, Archer C9V3 and V4, Archer C3150 V2, etc. ). The best way to check is to go to settings and see if there is a “TP-Link cloud” section.
- Via external IP address (or DDNS). The router receives an external IP address from the ISP. I think we can say that this is the unique address of the router on the Internet. Using this address, you can enter the settings of the TP-Link router via the Internet. This method works on almost all routers. But there are some important points. The provider must give you a white, not a gray external IP address (more on this will be discussed later in the article). Well, it is desirable that the external IP address be static (do not change). But if you even have a dynamic (but white) external IP address, then you can configure DDNS and everything will work.
First, we will consider a more universal method that will suit almost everyone (the second method, which I wrote about above). And then I’ll show you how to set up remote access to a TP-Link router through their proprietary cloud service. If you are lucky and your router supports this feature.
Access to TP-Link router settings via the Internet (via IP or DDNS)
To understand how it all works and quickly set everything up, you first need to find out what IP address your ISP gives the router. White, or grey. Static or dynamic. And if the problem with a dynamic IP address is solved by setting up DDNS, then when the provider issues a gray WAN IP address – remote access cannot be configured in any way .
In the article DDNS (dynamic DNS) on a router: what it is, how it works and how to use it, I talked about it in more detail and showed in detail how to find out if an Internet provider issues a white or gray IP address. If you do not know what address your provider issues, then follow the link above and determine.
Then we act depending on the results obtained:
- If you have a gray external IP address (the WAN IP address that in the router settings does not match what is displayed on the 2ip. ru website), then there is only one solution – order the “static IP address” service from your provider. If such a service is available. Usually, this service is paid.
- If you have a white external IP address and it is dynamic , then everything will work according to the instructions below. But the settings will not be available when the provider issues a different IP address, since it is dynamic. Solution: configure DDNS on the TP-Link router, or order the “Static IP address” service from the provider.
- If the external IP address is static (and therefore white). In this case, everything is fine. Follow the instructions below.
Open the settings of the TP-Link router and go to section “Protection” – “Remote management” . We need to allow remote access to the router.
We do not change the port, and in the “Remote control IP address” field, you need to enter the external IP address of the device for which remote access to the router settings will be allowed. Or allow access for all devices.
- 0.0.0.0 – remote access to the router is denied.
- 255.255.255.255 – shared access is available for all devices (with different addresses).
- Some specific IP address. Example: at work, our computer (from which we will remotely control the router) has a static external IP address (for example, 126.96.36.199). We write this address in the “Remote management IP address” field and in the future remote access to the router will be available only for devices with an IP address of 188.8.131.52.
If you do not know the permanent IP address of the device from which you will remotely control the router (or it constantly changes), or you will log in from different devices, then write 255.255.255.255.
Don’t forget to save your settings with the “Save” button.
On routers with a new control panel (which is blue), you need to go to section “System Tools” – “Administration” . There, in addition to the IP address (from which you can access the router via the Internet), you can also register the MAC address of a particular device. It is also necessary to check the box next to “Enable” and save the settings. An empty field “IP / MAC address” means that access will be open to all devices.
Important! We have opened access to our router from the Internet. To protect its control panel, be sure to set a strong password that will protect the router settings. I also recommend setting a different username (do not use the factory admin). This can be done in the “System Tools” – “Password” section. Or “System Tools” – “Administration” (tab “Account Management”) on new firmware.
More information in the article: how to change the password from admin to another on the router.
To open the settings of the TP-Link router via the Internet from any device, it is enough to find out your WAN IP address (which the provider gave to this router). It can be viewed on the main page of the router’s web interface, on the 2ip.ru website, etc.
You need to go to this address in any browser and from any device that is connected to the Internet (provided that you have allowed access for all addresses in the remote access settings). If it doesn’t work, then type this address through http:// and add the port (80 if you didn’t change it) at the end, separated by a colon. It will turn out something like this http://184.108.40.206:80
You must specify the username and password of the router administrator. After that we will get access to the web interface.
Let me remind you that if the router receives a dynamic IP address from the provider (that is, the provider does not have a permanent IP address assigned to your contract (or the address of your house, apartment), then it can change. Accordingly, after changing the IP address, there will be no access to the router at the old address. This can be solved by setting the “Dynamic DNS” function.
After configuration, you will receive a permanent Internet address, which can be used to enter the router settings via the Internet. This address can also be used for remote access to the FTP server.
The solution with direct access by IP address and via DDNS works fine. I checked everything on my router. There are not many settings, but it’s all a bit confusing. Especially with these IP addresses it is difficult to deal with. If you encounter a problem, describe it in detail in the comments. I’ll try to suggest a solution. And don’t forget that your ISP also has a help desk.
Remote control via cloud service (TP-Link ID) and Tether application
First you need to open the router settings and go to section “Basic settings” – “TP-Link Cloud” . There you need to go to the site tplinkcloud.com (click on the “Register now” button) and register an account. Be sure to save the email and password that you provide during registration.
In the same “TP-Link Cloud” section in the router settings, you need to log in to your TP-LINK Cloud account. For the router to be linked to your account.
This is how the settings look after logging into your account and linking the router.
You can unlink your account from the router. Or link one more or several accounts (for general remote access to the router).
Next, you need to go to the “Advanced settings” – “Network” – “Dynamic DNS” section and register a permanent address for the router in the TP-Link DNS service.
Important! Don’t forget to enable remote access in the Administration section. At the beginning of the article, I talked about this in more detail.
The address registered above can be used to access the router from any device via the Internet.
Enter the email address and password that was specified when registering an account on the TP-LINK Cloud website and get full access to the router’s web interface.