How do you use tunnels?

I’d like to run a webpage from a remote server. vmware :1st_place_medal:

How do I do it?

Create a tunnel on port 80 or 443 to the target machine, then open your localbrowser on http(s)://localhost:[the port simplehelp says it mapped the tunnel to)

That’s what I figured but it didn’t show anything. Can I browse the web through it?

That’s not what tunnels are for.
If you have a server running on the remote PC (web server, SSH, RDP…), then you can access it via that kind of tunnels.
What you want is probably a VPN in order to surf via another computer network.

Ryan - You are doing things correct. Lets say you are looking to access the webpage of a VMWare ESXI host’s webpage. Lets say that host is at a remote site and has an IP address of

What you would do is setup a tunnel connection through any machine that you have access to that at the same site as the ESXI server. You’d create a new tunnel to port 443 (because that’s the port https uses by default and that’s what ESXI is using). After creating it though SimpleHelp assumes you want to access that remote machine (that you created the tunnel on) on 443 though, so we need to edit it to tell it that we are looking to access port 443 on a different host at that location. You would edit the tunnel and change “localhost” to “” and then save it.

Now when you connect the tunnel SimpleHelp gives you a port. That is the port that it has mapped the remote host of’s port 443 to on your machine running Technician. So let’s say it gives you a port of 45678. You would open a browser on your local machine to https:\localhost:45678 (you are telling your browser to browse to your computer’s port 45678 through https - which SimpleHelp has mapped to the remote machine of on port 443)

Viola - you should have an ESXI sign on in front of you.

We setup tunnels to get to routers, printers, esxi machines, etc. It just makes it easier to be running it natively in your own browser. As a bonus when going to choose a port we always choose “Custom” because then even if we decide to use port 443 we can name it “Ubiquity Router” so that when you have a few tunnels for a client you can quickly tell which goes to what.

Good luck, it took me a while to get the hang of tunnels and under what scenarios I would use them, but they are very helpful now.