Sunday, November 1, 2015

Remote access with Teamviewer

TeamViewer is a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
It can also run on Mac and Linux operating systems, plus Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and iOS mobile devices.
TeamViewer is an exceptionally secure solution for remote maintenance. Connections utilize secure data channels featuring 2048-bit RSA key exchange and 256-bit AES session encryption. Chats and video calls are end-to-end encrypted.
File , Documents , Images can be transferred to and from two computers using either the file transfer tool in TeamViewer or the clipboard function.
Files can also be transferred through TeamViewer directly from online storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, and DropBox.

If you are running Ubuntu or an Ubuntu based Distro with kernel 3.16 TeamViewer will not work properly . To upgrade to kernel 3.19 open a terminal and type in the following command (ctrl+alt+t):

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-vivid

If the above command does not work or you wish to upgrade to a different kernel click here .

For Ubuntu the .deb file can be found here .

Before proceeding with the installation gdebi must be installed . 
Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type in the following command :

sudo apt-get install gdebi 

After the download is complete navigate to the folder where the .deb file is located ,

right click it > Open with > Gdebi Package Installer > Install 

Once the installation is complete , reboot your pc . 

Extras>Options to start TeamViewer on boot. 

To setup unattended access click Connection on the main window then click on setup unattended access  

 Create and confirm a password :

This step is optional , the setup process can be completed without creating a TeamViewer account.

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