Basically you need a solution to router the internet requests from your current computer (ouside your network), through your VPN and to your local network (and its internet access).
Using Teamviewer’s VPN, you only get a direct connection between your current computer and the computer running Teamviewer (or a “private” network between them I could say). So, I believe you don’t actually have access to your local network.
The only way you could have access to the internet on your network is through a proxy. The computer, inside your network, would receive requests over Teamviewer’s VPN network and act as a proxy to your local network.
Here is how I accomplished that:
On the computer inside your network:
- Download and install a proxy server on your computer running Teamviewer server, inside your network. I suggest using Squid.
- Set up your proxy server and make sure it will accept all incoming requests, including from the Teamviewer VPN network (not a local network). I just gave access to “all” in “/etc/squid.conf” in the proper configuration parameters (please refer to the proper documentation).
- Initialize the proxy.
- Make sure Teamviewer is running as a service and that VPN connection is enabled.
On the computer outside your network
- Make sure you are connected through the Teamviewer VPN connection
- Go to your web browser proxy settings and set parameters same as below
- Surf the web using your private network’s internet access.
proxy server: hosname or IP (you can used the IP address given by Teamviewer, but hostname is best)
connection port: 3128 (Squid’s default port)
Use the same server for all protocols
PS.: You can setup a proxy server for the whole computer, using Internet Settings (IExplorer and Chrome), but Mozilla Firefox supports a “private” configuration, allowing you to surf the web via proxy only inside Firefox.
At first I thought you got things mixed up. I found out that there is a separate “teamviewer VPN” module, but I don’t know how to troubleshoot that.
Normally Teamviewer makes it possible to view and use someone elses desktop (sends video/audio output and mouse/keyboard input). A VPN is a tunnel from one network to another.
On your remote location you would install a VPN client which connects to the VPN server on your home computer. Your homecomputer would appear just another computer in your LAN, and by doing this you evade prying eyes and firewall rules. It is only a connection.
If you want to send files to another computer you have to configure another protocol to do so (for example standard windows printer/file sharing). If you want to use it as some kind of anonymizing proxy you should make sure your traffic is routed correctly.
In either case first make sure you really can ping the other computer through the VPN (ping the internal IP of your homepc from the remote location). Most of the times firewalls on routers/modems are causing problems. Are you using Windows 7 on both locations? Can you reach an external site through your homepc? Try tracepath/traceroute/tracert the external site. Did you configure routing? If not you it could be as easy as opening the Network Connections window, select both connections while holding Ctrl and click Bridge Connections.