VirtualHere is introducing a new product called the VirtualHere CloudHub. This is a complete USB sharing solution, including the Optimized VirtualHere USB Server, a Management Interface and an Embedded Operating System all in a single easy to use firmware image that can be flashed to cheap and generally available routers and embedded devices.
These instructions below will install the Free Version of VirtualHere CloudHub on your hardware device. To enable all features of the registered VirtualHere server please purchase a license
Firmware Image version 3.3.7 (Changes)
To Install: (FAQ)
1. Make sure you have one of the following devices (or purchase one from Amazon/eBay/Electronics Shop etc.):
- TP-Link TL-MR3020 V1 mini router
- TP-Link TL-MR3040 V2 battery powered router
- TP-Link TL-WR902AC 802.11ac travel router
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
2. Write the firmware
CHOOSE THIS SECTION OF YOU HAVE A RASPBERRY PI 3
Download Win32 Disk Imager and install. Then download this zip file and extract to an img file then use Disk Imager to write it to an SD card. Put the sd card into your Raspberry Pi 3 and plug in the power.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B cloudhub-pi3-sdcard.zip
CHOOSE THIS SECTION IF YOU HAVE A MR3020 or MR3040 or TL-WR902AC
Are you running the stock tp-link firmware?
YES - Install the firmware image (below) on the router by flashing it with the built-in router configuration interface "System -> Firmware Update":
TP-Link MR-3020 V1 (Initial Image) cloudhub-tl-mr3020-v1-initial.bin
TP-Link MR-3040 V2 (Initial Image) cloudhub-tl-mr3040-v2-initial.bin
TP-Link TL-WR902AC V1 (Initial Image) cloudhub-tl-wr902ac-v1-initial.bin
NO - Since you are already running the VirtualHere CloudHub, bring up the Administration Interface by right clicking CloudHub_xxxx in the VirtualHere Client, select Properties -> Configure -> Enter Admin password->Advanced Button->Upgrade Firmware (The current settings will be remembered after the upgrade) :
TP-Link MR-3020 V1 (Upgrade Image) cloudhub-tl-mr3020-v1-upgrade.bin
TP-Link MR-3040 V2 (Upgrade Image) cloudhub-tl-mr3040-v2-upgrade.bin
TP-Link TL-WR902AC V1 (Upgrade Image) cloudhub-tl-wr902ac-v1-upgrade.bin
3. The device will reboot and a WiFi network called CloudHub_xxxxxx (where xxxxxx is a unique number) will appear
4. Join the network with your WiFi card on your client pc. (Default wifi password is: cloudhub66 )
5. Start the VirtualHere client and the CloudHub will automatically appear listed.
6. Use the USB device by right clicking the Device and selecting "Use".
Now you can wirelessly interact with the USB device just as if it was directly connected!
To manage the server right click on the CloudHub listed and select Properties:
Select "Configure" then Enter the administrator password (cloudhub66) and a management screen will appear:
If you want to use the CloudHub as a standalone device, you can use this screen to change the password or wifi name. When using the CloudHub outdoors or on location you can set these values to create a local wifi network for users in the vicinity to access and control the attached USB device.
If you would like the router to join an existing network select "I want my CloudHub to be part of an existing network" and enter the network details
You can change the password and reflash updates to the firmware and other features by clicking on "Advanced".
Important: as a security measure, you should turn off SSH access via the "Enable/Disable SSH" button.
If you make a mistake and the router becomes unreachable (e.g you enter the wrong password, forget the password etc)
1. Turn the router off
1. Rewrite the img above to the sd card and boot