I know this has been asked a million times before, but frankly it's hard to wade through all the threads and find the answers I'm looking for.
I currently use Teamviewer to control my mount NUC from inside the house. I also use Chrome Remote Desktop as a backup. 8-10 months ago I started getting the dreaded "Commercial use suspected" message in Teamviewer and after a while I couldn't use it with some of my computers. After jumping through the hoops with Teamviewer, and about 3 months later, I was back to a "personal use" license and all has worked well...until just recently I started getting the "commercial use suspected message AGAIN. Sigh.
What I like about Teamviewer is that it is dead simple to set up and works over the internet or will work without internet over a local network via IP address. It ticks the boxes for all my use cases. I'm looking for an alternative to Teamviewer that has all the same functionality without the stupid licensing issues.
Here are my use cases:
1. Home - Observatory mounted setup, controlled by NUC (Win 10 Pro) at the mount. The NUC is connected by Ethernet to my home router/network. Sometimes I remote into the NUC with a computer that is running Win 10 Pro, but other times I remote in with a computer using Win 10 Home or my phone.
2. Travel/No Internet - The same NUC controls the mount and equipment. The NUC uses Connectify to broadcast a wifi network. I wirelessly connect to the NUC via another computer or my phone (currently with Teamviewer). I have a backup NUC that runs Win 10 HOME.
I'm reluctant to use Windows RDP because not all my devices run Windows 10 Pro. The last time the Teamviewer issues came up I tried UltraVNC but found it to be very confusing and difficult to set up and I never did get it to work. Chrome Remote Desktop only works over the internet.
Are there any other alternatives that would provide an all in one solution for both my use cases?
The only solution I can come up with is to use Chrome Remote Desktop at home and still use Teamviewer out in the field, as I believe that the software will still work for direct IP connection if TV doesn't connect to the internet and check the license info. But this could still be problematic if I lose internet at home as Chrome RD uses the internet.