TeamViewer VPN for OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacRaccoon, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. MacRaccoon macrumors member

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    Ok TeamViewer for windows has an VPN option as well. Sometimes I dont need remote desktop but just to use the home PC as a VPN server so my laptop traffic is safe when accessing from open wifis.
    The thing is it doesnt seem the mac version of TeamViewer to support the VPN goodie.
    Well since I have it on windows, is there a way to set it up there as just server and then use other (os x) VPN client to connect to it?

    I cant find much info about the TW VPN online, so i have no idea how to setup something like that and if it's possible at all?
     
  2. switon macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Vpn ...

    Hi MacRaccoon,

    I don't use TeamViewer, so I can't answer your queries concerning it, but I do believe that the Mac version also supports VPN.

    What I wanted to say is that Mac OS X itself already included a VPN server and client, although to setup the server is slightly painful as it requires you to configure and start the server from the terminal. On the other hand, the OS X Server software ($20) has a GUI interface to the VPN server and thus makes server configuration simpler. The Server.app also allows for client configuration files to me emailed to clients in order to setup the VPN client (although client setup is actually fairly straightforward to do manually).

    Just thought I'd let you know about the Mac OS X's own VPN server/client, although I know that some individuals on this forum swear by TeamViewer.

    Regards,
    Switon
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Much simpler than installing the Mac OS X Server and configuring the VPN is an app called iVPN.
     
  4. MacRaccoon thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you mate but the server computer is on win7
    so if i can setup the team viewer VPN there I guess i can use the os x VPN client?
    Or for TW you can use only their own client?

    it's really foggy for me right now, and there doesnt seem to be any info about the TW VPN online :(
     
  5. switon macrumors 6502a

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    RE: Mac OS X VPN client...

    Hi MacRaccoon,

    You can use the Mac OS X's own VPN client to connect to your TeamViewer VPN server on Windows 7.

    The VPN client is extremely easy to setup, just use the System Preferences Network Preferences pane and add the appropriate VPN service.

    Regards,
    Switon
     
  6. MacRaccoon thread starter macrumors member

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    Good to know mate.
    Have you had experience setting up the win 7 TW VPN server though?
    There doesn't seem to much einfo about that either :)
     
  7. switon macrumors 6502a

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    RE: TeamViewer...

    As I mentioned in my earlier posting, I do not use TeamViewer, so I don't have any experience with it. I do use the Mac OS X's own VPN server and client, however, and find these work well and are easy to setup, with the one caveat that unless you use the GUI of the Mac OS X Server.app, the VPN server has to be configured and started from the Terminal.

    Regards,
    Switon
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I think we've all been confused about your setup.

    There are instructions here for setting up a VPN server on a Windows 7 or 8 computer. I've never done it myself.

    If you get that working you should be able to connect (from the outside) with your Mac.
     
  9. paddyr macrumors newbie

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    Nope. NO VPN option on Teamviewer for Mac.
     
  10. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Not sure why my three-year-old post was quoted here...
     

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