NI controllers (such as cRIOs and PXIs) connected to a network are regarded as standalone devices, similarly to PCs, and cannot be accessed by someone outside the same network. To perform any configuration changes or deployment to these devices:
- Connect to the same network using a physical connection or a VPN.
- Remote connect to a PC which is on the same network as the controller (using Microsoft Teams or TeamViewer, etc.) and perform the changes from it. Note: the required software will need to be installed on the target PC as it will be the one communicating with the controller.
- If the controller needs to be configured often, request IT department to set up an APN so that the two separate networks can be connected.