I can see that
ATMEL has this WiFi module - ATWINC1500. I know that modules such as the
ESP8266 are not capable to listen to requests outside the network ( which means I am not at home and I want to control it from my iPhone).
I am trying to understand what keyword should I look for in the data sheet, to understand if I can set it as a station that listen to HTTP requests all the time.
Why for example with
ESP you have to set a port forwarding to do this, and when you buy a smart coffee machine it can be done without any hassle ? what is the difference in the hardware that enables these companies to make smart device that are accssesible without all this port forwarding dirty technical hassle ?
How is that my computer is accessible from anywhere and these modules are not?