How To Connect To Your Home Computer Remotely With TeamViewer 4


In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to setup your home computers so that you can remotely connect to them via Teamviewer. This should work whether you have Windows or Linux computers with teamviewer installed. This is called unattended access.

 

Getting started:

 

To get started, download Linux version of Teamviewer here.

 

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Open with ‘Ubuntu Software Center (default). When Software Center opens, click ‘Install’ to install Teamviewer 5

 

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After installing, go to Applications – > Internet –> TeamViewer.

 

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Then click ‘Extras –> Options’.

 

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Select ‘Security’, then enter and confirm your password for unattended access to your system. This will allow you to login with your password instead of a auto-generated password.

 

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Next take notes of your ID. This is the ID you’ll need to type in order to login to this computer.

 

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Because Teamviewer doesn’t start automatically, you’ll need to create a process to make it start automatically. To do that, go to System –> Preferences –> Startup Applications.

 

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Click Add.

 

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Type the information shown below. The command for Teamviewer is:

/usr/bin/teamviewer

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Next, make your account to automatically login without passwords. To do that, go to System –> Administration –> Login Screen.

 

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Click Unlock.

 

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Select the account to automatically login with and close out.

 

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Restart your computer to test. If all went well, you should login automatically and Teamviewer should also start automatically.

 

 

Connecting to your Home PC:

 

From a Windows or other computer, download Teamviewer from here.

 

After installing, enter your Home PC ID in the ID field and click ‘Connect to partner’.

 

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Enter the password your created and click Log On.

 

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Enjoy!

 

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This is a great way to remotely logon to your home PC via Teamviewer. If you remotely restart your computer, it should be a problem because your account is set to logon automatically.

 

Thanks for reading and please come back soon.


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4 thoughts on “How To Connect To Your Home Computer Remotely With TeamViewer

  • Jenn

    Setup for TeamViewer seems complicated, I use RHUB (http://www.rhubcom.com) for remote desktop to access my work computer from home and its great. I use it to transfer files and sometimes for remote printing and never had a problem with it. Best part is that I can also use the same program for web conferencing, its a great alternative to consider.

  • Mikogo

    Hi Liberian Geek,

    Have you tried using Mikogo for remotely accessing a computer? It's very easy to use and it's free for both commerical and private use. Also it can be used for not only remote support but also web conferencing, as it allows you to share your screen with up to 10 people. Drop by the website http://www.mikogo.com/ and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

    Thanks,

    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    Twitter: @Mikogo

  • Mikogo

    Hi Liberian Geek,

    Have you tried using Mikogo for remotely accessing a computer? It's very easy to use and it's free for both commerical and private use. Also it can be used for not only remote support but also web conferencing, as it allows you to share your screen with up to 10 people. Drop by the website http://www.mikogo.com/ and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

    Thanks,

    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    Twitter: @Mikogo

  • Lynne

    This setup process for Teamviewer is really not that complicated. From install to connect is only like 15 steps and is pretty goo for individual use. I would be careful though as there have been some instances of Teamviewer being hacked. This is a pretty bad situation as whoever gains control has uninhibited access to your computer. If you are a business owner I would recommend a paid software like the one my company got from http://www.proxynetworks.com