When it comes to cross-platform remote controlling applications, TeamViewer is the first one that comes to our mind. With a lot of features to optimize the experience on mobile devices and computers on different types of connections, you can use TeamViewer for almost all kinds of remote controlling requirements, whether it is for personal use, or for commercial purposes. Using TeamViewer is quite simple. You just need to type in the partner ID and the password when you are prompted to do so, for authentication purposes and your partner’s desktop will be in front of you so that you can offer remote support to your partner.

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On a Mac Computer 2 Connect to Remote Computer from Your Phone or Tablet (Android) Open TeamViewer on your Android device, then enter your Partner ID from your computer, and select Remote Control. Enter your password, then select OK. Step 1: To enable accepting requests over Local network on TeamViewer, open TeamViewer on your computer and click on the ‘Extras’ menu, and then click on ‘Options’. Step 2: In the TeamViewer options, you should land by default on the ‘General’ tab.

Even though TeamViewer optimizes your experience even on slow networks so that you can control your partner’s computer without any lags at all, but you sometimes need to remotely control a computer that might be connected to the same network as you are. For example, if you are working in the same office along with your colleague and he is facing some problems, you can use TeamViewer to remotely help your colleague without depending upon the wide-area network, if your organization or the terminal that you are using is not connected to the internet. Yes, TeamViewer can even handle local requests to access and offer support to computers connected to the same or Local network, however, the provision for that is not enabled by default.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with how you can enable your TeamViewer client to accept remote control requests over the Local area network.

Steps to access a local computer remotely using TeamViewer

You need to enable requests over LAN on the computer that needs to be controlled. For example, if you are remote controlling your friend’s computer, the option to handle requests from the local network should be enabled on that computer. Even if your computer is not configured to handle requests on the local network, that wouldn’t be an issue, unless somebody wants to access your computer on the local network. I hope this is clear to you now.

Step 1: To enable accepting requests over Local network on TeamViewer, open TeamViewer on your computer and click on the ‘Extras’ menu, and then click on ‘Options’.

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Step 2: In the TeamViewer options, you should land by default on the ‘General’ tab. In the ‘General’ tab, you will find an option saying ‘Incoming LAN connections‘.

Step 3: You should find that option ‘deactivated’. Just click on the dropdown menu and click on ‘accept’, so that, somebody else can access your computer using TeamViewer, even on the local network.
Step 4: There is another option that says ‘accept exclusively’, which is kind of deactivating requests over the wide-area network. I will not recommend you to use ‘accept exclusively’ option as that will only accept incoming LAN requests to control your computer. After you choose the option, click on ‘OK’.

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But if you are having some security reasons and you don’t want somebody else tries to access your computer over the wide area network or the internet, you can use ‘accept exclusively’ option, but that is not recommended for the majority of users.

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Step 5: If you use ‘accept exclusively’, in the ‘Your ID’ area, you will find all the IP addresses, separated by ‘,’, which can be used to remotely control your computer. This will only happen if you have multiple network interfaces configured.

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After the LAN connections are configured to be accepted on your computers, other users on the same network will be able to access your computer using TeamViewer, with the help of any IP address that is configured to a computer locally. Depending upon, if your computer has multiple LAN ports, each of them will have a different IP address. You just need to find out your IP address and tell it to the person who is going to control your computer via TeamViewer.

You can find the IP address for your computer by opening the router’s control panel. Alternatively, you can even do that by using ‘ipconfig’ on Windows and ‘ifconfig’ commands on Linux.

If there are multiple IP addresses, you might have to ask your network administrator to know, which IP address can be used by your colleague to access your computer. Not all IP addresses might give your colleague or friend to access your computer.

Now you can even get support from your friends and colleagues or family members, even if you are not connected to the internet if they are on the same network. This tutorial is going to work for all platforms, where TeamViewer is supported.

So, that was all about how you can enable accepting local requests on TeamViewer. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment on the same below.

[German]The Teamviewer may be used free of charge in a private environment. Apparently, however, there are always false alarms claiming commercial use and the software is then blocked, although users are running Teamviewer for private purposes.


The Teamviewer software can be used both commercially and privately. While commercial use requires a license, private use of this remote maintenance software is free of charge. So far so good.

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Teamviewer falsely reports commercial use

German blog reader Christoph W. contacted me the days and told me about a problem he couldn’t solve.

I have had a big problem with the Teamviewer for about 2 weeks …

Recently I have been accused via POP-UP window of using Teamviewer commercially and then I am immediately kicked out of the connection.

Curious is, that I only support my two parents (both almost 80 years old) via Teamviewer and that for quite a long time – so far there has never been such a problem.

I already contacted them via form and with the feedback (directly from the Teamviewer, see screenshot)…

Unfortunately no feedback or resetting of my two IDs (PC and Laptop) comes from them. They all have the latest version installed – I suspect some “trigger” in the software that triggers it.

Christoph pointed out that many other people also feel the same way. If you you searche for the keywords: ‘Teamviewer reports commercial use’, you get some hits.

The manufacturer states the following

On the website of Teamviewer there is an article It appears TeamViewer is being used in a commercial environment, where the manufacturer deals with the topic. There it says:


TeamViewer is offered free of charge to everybody for personal, non-commercial use – and most of our users play by the rules by purchasing a license if they intend to use TeamViewer for commercial purposes.

However, we have taken measures to ensure that, without an appropriate license, our software is not used for commercial, and thus illegal activities.

TeamViewer includes various anonymous detection methods to check if the software is being used in commercial environments. If you regularly use TeamViewer in such environments, you will see the warning that you probably saw before you came to this page.

The company then gives concrete case studies of what it considers commercial or private.

Examples of commercial use:

  • Helping or supporting customers or colleagues at work
  • Assisting businesses or organizations, even on a voluntary basis
  • Connecting to your company PC or server from your home office

Examples of personal use:

  • Helping or supporting friends and relatives
  • Connecting to your personal computer at home

Please see our Knowledge Base for an explanation of how we define personal use.

However, I’m wondering how TeamViewer wants to know if I’m accessing friends’ or family’s systems or the private computer? The company admits that in some cases TeamViewer may incorrectly detect commercial use and restrict connectivity even though the user has not violated the license terms. Then the form commercial use should be used and the constellation of the TeamViewer use including the TeamViewer ID should be communicated.

Former Teamviewer-Developers has created AndyDesk, which may be used free for private purposes. What’s your experience with Teamviewer and private use?

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