Alternatives to LogMeIn Hamachi for all platforms with any license

  • SoftEther VPN

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

    • It's too complicated to setup, LogMeIn Hamachi is so clean. Guest • Jun 2017 • 8 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't seem to be a peer to peer VPN, but requires a server. axuttajaJun 2017 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Unable to make peer-to-peer connection which is main function of Hamachi. Guest • Aug 2018 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 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SoftEther is backward compatible with OpenVPN, open source, multiplatform, supports layer 2 bridging (such as for connecting other protocols like IPX), but as a MEDIATED VPN (requiring no special set-up behind most NAT routers which allow outgoing traffic) it is not very widely supported nor convenient to set up by non-techsavvy users. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 3 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • ZeroTier

    ZeroTier 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.

    • Hamachi was a good P2P VPN for its time, but its lack of device and os support is now much more limited. ZeroTier may seem be a little bit more complex than Hamachi, but has WAY MORE Features! I love the true distributed firewall / acl support. Installation was quite easy across devices, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Windows and Android. I am highly recommending this product and service. Did I mention its free too! Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works without configuring any port forwarding on routers.Cloud based hosted controller and centralized management. Supports many different clients and is faster then Hamachi from my Android Client. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You need to provide your email to use the program. Guest • Jun 2018 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD

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  • 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...

    • For specific games instead of a P2P VPN in general and it comes with a lot of bloat. Guest • Oct 2016 • 12 agrees and 6 disagrees 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 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This has too many extras it's just a pain to use. Guest • Jan 2017 • 5 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows Web

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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.

    • Both P2P, run on many platforms, easy to set up. aaronfrankeJul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to set up and use. Uninstallation leaves no trace of the program, unlike LogMeIn Hamachi. Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.1, released on March 8, 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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...

    • Very complicated to set up, lacks documentation, and has no GUI at all. Guest • Oct 2016 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Mullvad

    Mullvad is a Swedish OpenVPN provider. It can be used to communicate, surf and download or upload anonymously and securely. The price is about 5 euros per month and...

    • It is not used to communicate between computers Guest • May 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Qubes OS OpenWrt Tomato IPFire pfSense DD-WRT

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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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    No features added Add a feature

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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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Trying out some alternatives

Comment by JollyDorque
about LogMeIn Hamachi and Remobo, Wippien, Comodo Unite · Nov 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

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

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.

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 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]

Comment by RemovedUser
about LogMeIn Hamachi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

And it seems that the software is still in beta?

Comment by RemovedUser
about LogMeIn Hamachi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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?

Comment by kwoxer
about LogMeIn Hamachi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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