LogMeIn Hamachi Alternatives and Similar Software

Hamachi is a VPN desktop app that began as freeware and was later picked up and developed further by remote desktop service LogMeIn. Those who miss the older days when all features were free have lots of modern alternative options.

With Hamachi's LAN-like connectivity, the most relevant feature would probably be virtual-lan and importantly, apps that likewise provide a gui for easy configuration.

Some of the closest alternatives are also commercial but great tooling still exists in the free and open-source spaces as well.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/11/2020 3:56:00 PM

Alternatives to LogMeIn Hamachi for all platforms with any license

  • Radmin VPN

    Radmin VPN allows you to securely connect computers, located behind firewalls. Radmin VPN Pros: - No need to register on the website; - Fast speed, up to 100 Mbps; - Encrypted connections; - Public gaming networks; - Good looking interface, dark theme. Radmin VPN Cons: - Needs Radmin Server for chat feature; - Number of members limited to 150, per network;

    • no client limit per "free" account, unlike Hamachi which limits to 5 clients if you don't want to pay them. Guest • Jun 2018 • 36 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast GUI, no account needed , a lot of languages choices, free , dark mode theme, what else .. the best raoufkakashiJun 2020 • 23 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free Easy to use No limits Fast And more importantly gaming servers Guest • Jun 2020 • 23 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very user-friendly, no account required, and even has DEDICATED gaming networks Guest • Jun 2020 • 22 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has updates and official support, unlike Hamachi, which last version was released in 2013 Guest • Jun 2020 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • + 150 members + room/lobby browser + changable skin - light/dark + superfast set-up & use + czech language + discord support + optional - Radmin Server Guest • Jun 2020 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Radmin is very easy to use and public networks make hosting and joining lan games far easier Guest • Jun 2020 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • easy to use and has large community Guest • Jun 2020 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • free / easy to use / fast / no lag / no user limits Guest • Jun 2020 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Hamachi game me alot of problems, and radmin is more simple and easier to use in my opinion. Guest • Aug 2020 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you dont have to create an account Guest • Jun 2020 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Radmin VPN is what I personally use when I wanna game with some buds on a LAN game, and trust me, it's great. Speeds are pretty good (however, it will vary depending on what networks you're using.) Very few cons and a few of them can be solved by using other programs (Discord or whatever for a chat feature without Radmin Server.) Also, dark mode! What more could you ever want?! Guest • Aug 2020 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No accounts needed, very easy to set up and use and has gaming servers Guest • Aug 2020 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very simple in use and install, lesser chance to catch a connect problem, no problem with drivers. Guest • Aug 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It works perfectly and It has more slots per network than Hamachi itself. Guest • Aug 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This program don't have the errors Guest • Aug 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much more computers allowed (150 max). Simple deployment (install, join network, done). Seamless working in RF (not being banned during Cheburnet functioning and while RKN goes insane). Guest • Aug 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Speed is faster than hamachi, also ui is better UnneverseenAug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • there are no issues. i had issues with connection with hamachi. Guest • Aug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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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.

    • Extremely easy to set up and unlimited use cases. Perfect for people behind NAT Guest • May 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • way faster and more stable connections Guest • Mar 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free/Libre and Open Source, decentralized, scalable and very, very fast. Guest • Mar 2019 • 14 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You need to provide your email to use the program. Guest • Jun 2018 • 26 agrees and 23 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 9 agrees and 10 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 • 5 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD

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  • SoftEther VPN

    SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. SoftEther VPN is not only an alternative VPN server to existing VPN products (OpenVPN, IPsec and MS-SSTP). SoftEther VPN has also original strong SSL-VPN protocol to penetrate any kinds of firewalls.

    • Unable to make peer-to-peer connection which is main function of Hamachi. Guest • Aug 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 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 • 2 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's too complicated to setup, LogMeIn Hamachi is so clean. Guest • Jun 2017 • 12 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't seem to be a peer to peer VPN, but requires a server. axuttajaJun 2017 • 7 agrees and 6 disagrees 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 • 6 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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  • 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 virtual private networks which can be dynamically modified. Freelan works on top of UDP and implements a simple yet pretty secure VPN protocol that can create Ethernet tunnels over both IPv4 and IPv6.

    • Very complicated to set up, lacks documentation, and has no GUI at all. Guest • Oct 2016 • 15 agrees and 6 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.

    • Not the same services provided. Guest • Jun 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad

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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 normally do with your LAN (share files, play games etc.) you can also do with P2PVPN with people around the world.

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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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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

    • Free, easy to set up. The free version allows only up to 2 computers Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Haguichi

    Haguichi provides a graphical frontend for LogMeIn Hamachi on Linux. It features fully customizable commands, notification bubbles, rich tooltips, along with a searchable, sortable and collapsible network list. Also, it lets you easily backup and restore your Hamachi configuration folder. Haguichi is translated into 19 languages and is available for a wide range of distributions.

    Free Open Source Linux

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