I have been using the free version of this software on my android phone with Wake-On-Lan to wake up and remote control my home PC over the internet, outside of my home network. I have read, that for improved security, I really should be doing this through a VPN such as "Open VPN". Before I start jumping through a bunch of hoops to set this VPN up on my home router and Android phone, I thought this may not be a a valid statement regarding the security risk since this Team Viewer connection is not through any open ports but rather through the to two Team Viewer apps talking to each other on the two devices. Is this the case or do I need Open VPN (or PPTP VPN)?
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I have Optimum Online for my ISP and they have supplied the modem and router. They lock you out of a large number of the more complicated settings with the router. Any and all kinds of Windows Remote Desktop from outside of your local WiFi network is disabled! However, on the bottom left of every web page for the router is a link to a Team Viewer setup that has you wait for a connection (presumably for them to support end users). Long story short, if you put TeamViewer on your PC (behind the router at home) - and on the remote device - you CAN reach the PC - but only if the PC is already turned on. My remote device is an android phone - works perfectly when PC is already on, from anywhere. But, can only wake up the PC when it is on the same Wifi network. I have another andoid app named "WakeOnLan" which IS able to wake up the PC remotely - sometimes (!?!?). Lastly, I am using freedns for ddns which works perfectly for use as a static host pointing to my ISP supplied enternal router hostname and IP. Please examine the photo carefully which is showing my current router settings... Anyone have any ideas?
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