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  • Evolve icon

    Evolve

    Evolve is a desktop app and community for serious gamers. It makes it easy to cast your games on Twitch, share captured screenshots and videos on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and show off your achievements and playtime. It...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

    • For specific games instead of a P2P VPN in general and it comes with a lot of bloat. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Evolve has a "Party" feature. This allows people to act as if they were on the same network, identical to hamachi. sebastienfulmerNov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • This has too many extras it's just a pain to use. Guest • 10 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    SoftEther VPN

    SoftEther VPN is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software.

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux BSD

    • Layer 2 network allows multi-cast packets, and client is easy for gamers to setup; server is easy for those who have experience with servers. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's set up using tons of commands and IPs and I think it's client-server only instead of peer-to-peer like Hamachi is. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    DynVPN

    DynVPN is an online service that allows you to create and manage your own virtual private network with the goal to keep it simple.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

    • Great, simple service. Can be free if you like, but I opted to help the developer with a few bucks a month for developing the software. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Tunngle

    Tunngle allows you to easily play your Local Area Network (LAN) games online over the Internet.

    Freemium Windows

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    Freelan

    A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and mainly focused on security and performance. It can be used to create from small to very large...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Very complicated to set up, lacks documentation, and has no GUI at all. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • NeoRouter icon

    NeoRouter

    NeoRouter is the next generation router that helps you manage and connect to all your computers from anywhere. It gracefully integrates Remote Access, File Sharing, Virtual Private Network, User and Access Management.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... BSD iPad

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    ZeroTier One

    ZeroTier One creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Tinc VPN icon

    Tinc VPN

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    P2PVPN

    P2PVPN creates a virtual private network for you which behaves like a physical network (e.g. your network at home). But instead of using an Ethernet cable to connect computers P2PVPN uses secure Internet connections. Things you...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    Garena Plus

    Garena is a free downloadable software provided by Ocean Global Holding. Garena, short for Global Arena, is a multifunction platform that allows gamers to chat, challenge opponents, and play their favorite games online with millions...

    Free Windows

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    NetOverNet

    NetOverNet is your personal virtual private network (VPN) server for remote access to desktop (RDP, VNC), applications and files. Free alternative to Hamachi

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Grappl

    Grappl is a tool that lets you host virtually any type of server anywhere, with no port forwarding! People connecting don't have to download anything to connect to Grappl'd servers, unlike with other programs such as...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    No features added Add a feature
    • Discontinued Service is currently on standby mode
    • Very good program but only works with single port software Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Wippien

    VPN P2P easy install, file sharing and accessing to virtual LAN. You will be assigned an IP address to enjoy full network services with your friends - just as they would be sitting next to you. No special setup is needed to establish...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No longer developed. Last version, 2.5.1, released on August 19, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

LogMeIn Hamachi Comments

They screwed it all up.

Negative Comment by asrieldreemurr
about LogMeIn Hamachi Mar 2016

Hamachi is no longer a viable option for any sort of home purpose. It's done. Go use Tunngle.

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Buggy and not really working anymore.

Negative Comment by codywillow
about LogMeIn Hamachi and Evolve Aug 2015

I used the free gui for this for the longest time, but recently they've decided to phase out this free stuff and make it commercial only. I couldn't use what I had installed anymore as it would only give me an error log and the download for it no longer works either. To top all of that off, the program has always been really really buggy, forcing several of my friends to reinstall this program any time they wanted to use it. They even had to reinstall it every time they restarted their computer. Having just 5 slots per network and yourself taking up one of them was also a horrible limit. I really don't think anyone should get this.

If you really want a good, free, working peer to peer network, get Evolve. It's soooooo much better and basically the same thing.

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Trying out some alternatives

Comment by JollyDorque
about LogMeIn Hamachi and Remobo, Wippien, Comodo Unite Nov 2012

In light of the recent adverse changes to Hamachi I am looking at alternatives and here are some that I've tried

Wippien:
Last update August 2011
This was my favorite because it allows so much customization. None of the other Hamachi alternatives allowed for setting your own IP. Getting this to run as a service was easy with WippienService (another download from the site). There's a caveat though since running as a service causes you to lose the GUI. This means you lose chat and the convenient right click menu. This also doesn't have the network relay feature that Hamachi has when a connection can't be established.

Since yesterday, I have been unable to establish VPN connections with any other computer. Maybe this has become abandonware since it hasn't been updated for over a year. I hope not, because I love it.
Edit: it is working again so disregard this last paragraph.

Remobo:
Last update August 2012
Very simple to use, but running as a service requires a monthly fee of $7.99 as of writing. For free users, it doesn't have auto login on application launch either so it defeats the purpose for me as I need VPN preferably as soon as I turn on the machine, or at least after login. Otherwise, this has built-in VNC (TightVNC) for remote desktop and a built in proxy server which is interesting.

Comodo Unite (EasyVPN):
Last update August 2011
The developers haven't updated this because they are busy working on LoginPro. I've tried LoginPro and it's not a VPN solution. It's more of a remote desktop support solution. Anyway, since this hasn't been updated, the IP subnet is still 5.0.0.0/8. Since this range is now purchased, it is no longer a valid local IP range anymore and will, if not already, conflict with accessing sites/services that use this IP range.
Other than that, this can launch as a service and runs stable, even has network relay if a direct connection can't be made. Also it's not limited to 5 users. Once/If they fix the IP range problem, this is the perfect alternative to Hamachi.

[Edited by JollyDorque, November 24]

[Edited by JollyDorque, November 24]

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Further "crippling" of the "free" version....

Negative Comment by User2464553
about LogMeIn Hamachi Nov 2012

Please note: From 19th November 2012, they are "crippling" Hamachi further! - Their "free" version of Hamachi will no longer connect in the background as a service if your computer's powered on, but logged off. Meaning their free version is only suitable for remote access to computers that are permanently logged on!

Another very bad move from LogMeIn as they continue to "cripple" what was once a great service!! :(

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5 connection limit

Negative Comment by User2464553
about LogMeIn Hamachi Apr 2012

Please note that LogMeIn have now imposed limits on their "free" edition of Hamachi to restrict the maximum number of connections in your VPN to 5 - if you need to connect more than 5 computers, you have to pay to upgrade

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And it seems that the software is still in beta? http://twi ...

Comment by mistaecko
about LogMeIn Hamachi Jun 2011

And it seems that the software is still in beta? http://twitpic.com/3rctrg

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I re-edited the name to 'LogMeIn Hamachi²' - including the ...

Comment by mistaecko
about LogMeIn Hamachi Jun 2011

I re-edited the name to 'LogMeIn Hamachi²' - including the LogMeIn. This follows other examples such as Microsoft Word where the company name is part of the product name.

This makes more sense when you look at other products the company is offering: LogMeIn Central, LogMeIn Rescue, LogMeIn Pro², etc.

Not sure about the ² though. Is this part of the product name, or really just a version? Will the ² be dropped with the next version or will it stay as part of the name?

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Awesome programm to play multiplayer games with friends wit ...

Comment by kwoxer
about LogMeIn Hamachi Jun 2011

Awesome programm to play multiplayer games with friends without using the normal network of the game.

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