Posted by Morrie
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How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Is there any way for me to save local lan ip adresses that I use for direct lan connection  to my computers list? I'm using Team Viewer 13 free.

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Posted by Former Staff AlanW1
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Hi Morris,

Thank you for posting.

our Computers & Contacts list is saved on TeamViewer server and can only be used with valid TeamViewer account logged in. If you use Incoming LAN connection, local IP address cannot be added into the list. 

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Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Morrie is correct.

The computers and contacts list is only designed to work with TeamViewer ID's

LAN connections are only possible by entering the IP address manually into the field, there is no click-and-connect option for LAN in the C&C list sorry. This is also because when switched to LAN only, the software disconnects from our server including the C&C list.

If your concern is with data, the software will short-circuit the connection to become point-to-point if you are in the same network once the handshake is completed.

The only workaround I can offer is that you can create a .bat script with parameters to put on your desktop? You can set an IP as the ID in a parameter.

eg,
"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer.exe" -i 192.168.0.2 -P password123

More about parameters here

I hope this helps.

-Scotty

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Posted by Former Staff AlanW1
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Hi Morris,

Thank you for posting.

our Computers & Contacts list is saved on TeamViewer server and can only be used with valid TeamViewer account logged in. If you use Incoming LAN connection, local IP address cannot be added into the list. 

Posted by MCarter
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

If you have an internal DNS server and accept LAN connections enabled, you should be able to type the computer name in the TeamViewer ID field

If you just want a list of computer names matched with ip addresses, there are VB scripts out there to do that, but it would remain separate from TeamViewer 

The only way I can think of without automated tools in a corporate environment, is to manually rename the host when you add it to your C&C for unattended access

In the example below, change MARK-PC to MARK-PC [IP Address removed by moderator]

The drawback to this is that youre hard-coding the IP. If the machine is setup as DHCP and it ever changes, the information you setup here would become out of date. This is why DNS names or keeping a separate list is preferred

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Posted by Morrie
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Thanks MCarter, but what I was trying to achieve was not having to type anything, just be able to click an entry in the Team Viewer list of My Computers. I don't see any logical reason why Team Viewer won't allow IP addresses to be stored in its own My Computers list along with team viewer ids/aliases (all machines will have an internet connection as well as internal Lan access so can see the team Viewer My Computers list quite happily), but that's just how Team Viewer have chosen to implement it. If I have to enter anything each time, an IP address is ok, but what I would LIKE is to be able to add a clickable entry in the normal Team Viewer My Computers lists for an internal Lan IP Address, and then give that a meaningful alias in the list, just as you can do with existing entries in that list. Cheers. Maybe Team Viewer will see that as a new feature request and add that facility later to the free version. This is not a corporate environment, but the free version, being used to control computers doing remote astrophotography in a non commercial environment.
Posted by MCarter
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

If you want a clickable entry in C&C, using a free account, you'll need to sign in to your teamviewer account on each machine you want to have access to, add it to your computers, and setup an unattended password. 

The default alias in doing this is the computer name, but that can be changed, as shown in previous reply. 

The reason why TV is not setup to display IP addresses is that in the majority of environments, they are dynamically assigned. They may not change once they get an address, but the fact is, they can

Posted by Morrie
Digon

Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Thanks MCarter. Unfortunately the moderator removed your example of how to get ip nto the unattended setup name so I can't see how to do that fron what you posted. Can you post that again with a generic nnn.nnn.n.nn ip example. I need to make sure the unattended connection goes through the lan and doesn't choose internet, for speed reasons. When I said remote it is just in another building at same site on same wired lan I already have unattended access set up but it is using convlnection internet by default, not lan.
Posted by MCarter
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Previous message is still there. Im not seeing any moderation activity.

Anyway, you'll need to go to each computer you want to control. Open TeamViewer

If you have the full version on each computer, from the main panel, go to Extras > Options > Account Assignment. Sign in with your TeamViewer account

If you have the host module installed on the remote computers, from the main panel, click on the settings icon (gear symbol) and go to Account Assignment, and sign in with your account

In the network settings above account assignment, make sure Incoming LAN Connections are set to accept

Above that you'll see Your display name. Lets say it currently displays MarkPC. You can get the computer's IP address and add it to this field, so that it now reads MarkPC 192.168.1.107

Now go to Security on the left hand side of the options panel 

At the top, you'll see the heading Personal Password (for unattended access) Here  you'll want to enter a password that you'll use to access the computer

OK the options panel and the computer should now show up in your Computers & Contacts

Posted by Morrie
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

I greatly appreciate your help MCarter, and thank you for taking the time to try and assist,  but that method gives an internet connection, not a Lan one. The ONLY way I can see to initiate a direct Lan connection ( in the free version) is to make the connection by manually entering the actual IP adress (not an alias) at connection time, and those IP addresses, as confirmed by the Team Viewer staff member in the first reply of this thread, cannot be stored in the computers list. If I select an entry from  the team viewer My Computers list, no matter how that entry is created, it will never make a direct LAN connection, but will always ,make an internet connction, at least that is how it  is working in the free version of team viewer. 

Cheers

Posted by MCarter
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

If you never want to use internet connection, in the Incoming LAN connections option, set to accept exclusively

This way, no matter what way you try to connect, it will only connect over lan

Posted by Morrie
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

That can be done, but once "accept lan connections exculsively" is set on then that computer shows as greyed out/offline in the account's team viewer computers list and can only be connected to by entering the ip number at connection time, not by clicking an entry in a list. From what the Team Viewer staffer said, and my experience, there simply seems no way to initiate a lan connection by clicking an entry in the computers list, in the free version. Doing that will only ever intiate an internet connection, never a lan connection.

 

Cheers, and thanks for your help

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Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Morrie is correct.

The computers and contacts list is only designed to work with TeamViewer ID's

LAN connections are only possible by entering the IP address manually into the field, there is no click-and-connect option for LAN in the C&C list sorry. This is also because when switched to LAN only, the software disconnects from our server including the C&C list.

If your concern is with data, the software will short-circuit the connection to become point-to-point if you are in the same network once the handshake is completed.

The only workaround I can offer is that you can create a .bat script with parameters to put on your desktop? You can set an IP as the ID in a parameter.

eg,
"C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer.exe" -i 192.168.0.2 -P password123

More about parameters here

I hope this helps.

-Scotty

Senior Moderator
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Posted by Morrie
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

Thanks Scotty.
Posted by MCarter
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Re: How to save local lan ip address to computers list? team viewer 13 free

I was never suggesting you would have a click to connect on lan solutuon. You asked for a way to show the ip address in c&c.