Connecting over LAN

Overview

If the Viewer and Host are on the same LAN or VPN, making a direct connection is possible. In this case no intermediary web server is used.

Before you start

  • Install the Viewer and Host on the admin (local) and remote PC respectively.
  • Make sure the Host PC is allowed to accept connections at TCP port 5650 (default value). An exception is added to your Windows Firewall automatically when you install the Host. If you changed the Host port to a different value or if you use a different firewall software, you need to add an exception manually. Learn more about Remote Utilities ports.

Configuring Host

Determine the private (local) IP address of the Host computer. An easy way to do this is to hover your mouse pointer over the Host icon. The tooltip will show your local IP address. In our example it's 192.168.0.35.

Hovering mouse point over the Host icon

Configuring Viewer

  1. Start the Viewer app and click Add connection: Add connection button in the Viewer
  2. Enter a descriptive name and the IP address of the Host PC. Click OK: Adding new remote connection
  3. Enter Host access password in the password prompt and click OK: Entering the Host access password
  4. The remote session will start in the selected connection mode. In this example it’s the Full Control mode: Full control mode window
  5. The connection will be saved to your address book automatically: Saving a connection to the address book

Tip

If you have difficulty making the direct connection work, please check this troubleshooting guide.

Remember

Direct connection over the Internet is also possible through Remote Utilities. You will need access to your router settings on the Host side in order to create a port forwarding rule. Please, refer to this article for more information.