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Posted: 10/5/2014 12:11:18 AM EST
So I'm messing around with Team Viewer on a couple of my machines.

When I connect them, is it over the internet or just over my LAN?
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 12:24:13 AM EST
This is pretty cool!

Typing on my desktop, connected to my laptop
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 1:41:58 AM EST
IIRC, Team Viewer uses an HTTP based VPN tunnel routed through their servers both ways. The traffic is leaving your LAN only to go out to the internet to come back in. Why expose yourself unless necessary?

Just use native RDP if possible.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:56:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:15:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TonyTiger76:
IIRC, Team Viewer uses an HTTP based VPN tunnel routed through their servers both ways. The traffic is leaving your LAN only to go out to the internet to come back in. Why expose yourself unless necessary?

Just use native RDP if possible.
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If you're only using it for remote admin, RDP is fine. Teamviewer can be used for more than remote access. You can share your desktop (select what you want people to see on your desktop) with multiple participants, video, voice only, and text chat, and it has a file drop box feature for exchanging documents. It can also work across multiple platforms. If you're dealing with a user or customer with limited tech skills, it's easier to launch a session than get them to set up to run several applications.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:01:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 11:35:55 AM EST by Zaminsky]
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Originally Posted By TonyTiger76:
IIRC, Team Viewer uses an HTTP based VPN tunnel routed through their servers both ways. The traffic is leaving your LAN only to go out to the internet to come back in. Why expose yourself unless necessary?

Just use native RDP if possible.
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I couldn't get it up and running last night. I'm off work today and will prolly mess with it all day

eta: No I won't... I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop.
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