I'm very excited about a feature of Teamviewer I'm just learning about. It comes with free VPN client where Teamviewer provides the VPN server. This should allow us to make a Virtual Private Network between the two PCs which unlocks many possiblities. In our case our goal will be to connect to remote machines through a PC that doesn't have the programming software on it. It could possibly even be a MAC or a Linux operating system.
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To start find your Teamviewer icon in the bottom right corner of Windows and click on it. If you don't have Teamviewer on your computer then go to http://teamviewer.com to download and install it.
As you can see right now our options are only to take "Remote Control" of the PC or to "File Transfer" But after this we will have the option to "VPN".
Go to Extras, then Options, then click Advanced, then click "Show Advanced Options". Now scroll down until you see "Install VPN driver" and click install. Once it is done installing close out the Extras dialog and you will now see the VPN option.
You will need to do this on both computers. So not to bore you too much I have already done this to the other computer.
Also you don't have to use a Partner ID to do the VPN. I'm going to use on of the other PCs I have setup on my Teamviewer login. Once connected go to the Teamviewer bar at the top and click Extras, then VPN, then Start. After the VPN connects it will show you the IP addresses assign. Let's open the Command Prompt and test our connection using the Ping command. Looks like we have a connection.
That in itself offers a lot capabilites in having all of the features of a VPN without having to manage the server hardware but our goal is to connect to remote equipment beyond the remote PC so it our next one we will either test connecting to another PC on the remote network or maybe an Allen Bradley, Automation Direct, or Red Lion Ethernet device.
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