Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

Posted by parryjm
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Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

I will be traveling to China and wanted to know if I would be able to remote into my Desktop Computer back in the U.S. from my laptop while in China.  I see China blocks VPN traffic, but if I'm not using the VPN within TeamViewer, will the product work?

Follow-up question - Is this considered a "secure" approach to access websites in the U.S. that require a login username and passord?  I'm concerns about revealing login credentials, so wasn't sure if my login credentials were traveling over the China to US connection if I was using my Desktop computer in the U.S. to login to my websites.

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Posted by Chiron
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Re: Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

We have people connecting from all over the world. I know we have branch offices in China and I have never heard any complaints (but I can't confirm 100%).

As for security, all connections are encrypted. Here is a clip from the knowledge base. https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-secure-is-TeamViewer/ta-p/4619

All TeamViewer versions use full encryption. Encryption is based on 2048bit RSA private/public key exchange and 256 Bit AES session encoding. This uses the same security level as https/SSL and is considered completely safe by today's standards. The key exchange also guarantees that the data transfer is completely encoded from client to client and that any routers or servers in between (including our routers) are unable to read or analyze the data stream. Security and privacy have always been a top priority during development.

I don't work for TeamViewer. I'm just a user.
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Posted by Chiron
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Re: Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

We have people connecting from all over the world. I know we have branch offices in China and I have never heard any complaints (but I can't confirm 100%).

As for security, all connections are encrypted. Here is a clip from the knowledge base. https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-secure-is-TeamViewer/ta-p/4619

All TeamViewer versions use full encryption. Encryption is based on 2048bit RSA private/public key exchange and 256 Bit AES session encoding. This uses the same security level as https/SSL and is considered completely safe by today's standards. The key exchange also guarantees that the data transfer is completely encoded from client to client and that any routers or servers in between (including our routers) are unable to read or analyze the data stream. Security and privacy have always been a top priority during development.

I don't work for TeamViewer. I'm just a user.
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Posted by parryjm
Digon

Re: Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

Thank you.  Your information is encouraging.

Posted by at3
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Re: Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

Hi! I'm travelling to China very soon and I was curious about your experience w Teamviewer. Did it end up working for you to connect to your PC in the US? thanks!

Posted by parryjm
Digon

Re: Remote into my PC back in the US while using TeamViewer from China

Yes, I was able to remote directly into my desktop back in the U.S. from my laptop in China.

Prior to leaving the U.S...

  • I configured my TeamViewer on my desktop for "Unattended Access".
  • I had setup TeamViewer Management Console using 2-factor authentication before I left for China.  I installed the "Authenticator" App on my new Google Pixel Phone.  Tested it out before I departed and it worked fine.
  • I configured my desktop so that it would not go to sleep/hibernate.  It did allow the monitor to turn off after 15 minutes of inactivity.
  • I also turned off Windows Updating.
  • I didn't want computer going to sleep or rebooting while I was away for 3 weeks.

Since I had my Google phone in Airplane mode while in China, I had enabled Wi-Fi calling, I was not always successful in accessing the TeamViewer Management Console Website,  I was able to remote into the desktop using my laptop directly every time without issue.