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Digon

Why does it show a different IP address when I connect via LAN (not exclusively)?

Hello,

I was wondering why a different IP address shows up when I connect to one of my own computers (by typing in its own internal IP address in the ID field) on the same network and does not show my internal IP address? Is Teamviewer somehow routing my connection to a Teamviewer server and then to my other computer on the LAN? It shows my PC name instead of my account but not sure why the strange IP address. My internal IP address starts as 192.168... but the IP address that shows up is 169.254.50... etc. 

 

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Thanks in advance.

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Re: Why does it show a different IP address when I connect via LAN (not exclusively)?

Hello @Rocketboy235

Thank you for your message and welcome to the TeamViewer Community! 🙌

What I suggest you to do in order to understand which IP address is linked to which hardware components, I recommend you to open the command prompt and enter ipconfig.

  1. Win + R, and enter cdm
  2. In the terminal, type ipconfig and press Enter

You will find all the IP addresses there and then you can compare them with the addresses TeamViewer is showing in the internface.

I hope this could help. 🍀

If not, do not hesitate to ask your questions here. 👇

Best regards

Jean

French Community Moderator

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Digon

Re: Why does it show a different IP address when I connect via LAN (not exclusively)?

Did a little bit more digging and I guess the way it is setup is that Teamviewer just assigns some IP as another name for the computer connecting but it is still operating on the local network? So the naming is a bit irrelevant when it comes to if connection is external or internal. Used some software to monitor the connection and I did see some connections being made to Teamviewer's servers but most of the data was being transmitted locally. I guess as long as the actual remote desktop connection data is being transmitted locally, I am fine with that. 

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Re: Why does it show a different IP address when I connect via LAN (not exclusively)?

Hello @Rocketboy235

Thank you for your message and welcome to the TeamViewer Community! 🙌

What I suggest you to do in order to understand which IP address is linked to which hardware components, I recommend you to open the command prompt and enter ipconfig.

  1. Win + R, and enter cdm
  2. In the terminal, type ipconfig and press Enter

You will find all the IP addresses there and then you can compare them with the addresses TeamViewer is showing in the internface.

I hope this could help. 🍀

If not, do not hesitate to ask your questions here. 👇

Best regards

Jean

French Community Moderator

If my reply answered your question, help out other users and click the Accept as a Solution button below. ✅
You can also say thanks by clicking on the Thumbs Up button!
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Digon

Re: Why does it show a different IP address when I connect via LAN (not exclusively)?

Thanks. Somehow I did not realize that the IP addresses listed by Teamviewer were all the IP addresses from all of the network adapters on my computer and thought it was something else. 

I will say it is a bit weird that if I am connecting to another computer on the network, it seems to choose the first IP address in the list of IP addresses rather than the IP address that is associated with the network adapter that I am actively using for the Teamviewer connection.

For example, if I have a IP address for an ethernet adapter and also an IP address for a WiFi adapter, it chooses the IP address for the ethernet next to my display name even though I am only connecting through WiFi.

Anyway, my original question is now resolved. Thank you!