This article is only applicable to the windows operating system and all licenses.
TeamViewer has a built in VPN service that allows you to connect to a device to share windows file shares and to share printers.
Virtual private network (VPN) is a network technology that seamlessly extends an intranet and its resources across the globe using public networks such as the Internet.
This is achieved by creation of a secure data tunnel or virtual point-to-point access between the host and the client. Once the connection is established, data is sent and received with the same security, functionality and management policies as if the systems were in the same network location.
TeamViewer VPN is an one-to-one connection between two computers. TeamViewer will use a TeamViewer connection (handled as remote connection) to establish a VPN with IP-addresses which are addicted to the involved TeamViewer IDs.
The VPN service is not like your standard VPN, for example Private Internet Access (PIA).
Our service acts more like a VLAN as the machines are placed into a virtual private network so that the devices think they are in the same network. Whereas, PIA takes your traffic and forwards it from the country server that you are connected to.
For the VPN to work, a VPN driver must be installed on both sides and can either be started during a remote control connection or on its own from within the TeamViewer settings.
You can install the VPN driver easily by clicking in your TeamViewer fullversion on Extras --> Options --> Advanced -->Click Show advanced options --> Under Advanced network settings --> Install VPN driver --> click Install.
Note: You will need administrative rights on the device to install the VPN driver.
Here are some example use cases for which TeamViewer VPN can be used:
Once you are connected to the remote computer via VPN, within this VPN TeamViewer window, the VPN-TeamViewer dialog box will open up.
Set up TeamViewer VPN with the following options:
Note: You do not need a VPN connection to control your partner's computer remotely or transfer files using TeamViewer.
Note: If you connect your local computer to the remote computer via TeamViewer VPN, only those two computers will be linked together in a virtual private network. No other computers in the LAN of either computer will be accessible.
Note: In case the TeamViewer VPN driver is not yet installed, the VPN option button is not visible within the main TeamViewer window!