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LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications. You can easily create secure virtual networks on demand, across public and private networks. Hamachi is managed and maintained from anywhere via the web, securely.
Hamachi is free for up to 5 computers in your network. If you run Hamachi as a service in unattended mode, you can choose from the yearly subscription packages.
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All could be little easier, e.g. after installation a quick pop up with info about what ports should be opened... but it works. Ping always depends on the networks... for me it's excellent. Between...See why people like LogMeIn Hamachi 😍 See why people do not like LogMeIn Hamachi 😡 Post your review
Hamachi is no longer a viable option for any sort of home purpose. It's done. Go use Tunngle.
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!! :(
Me and my buddy hamachi disguised as an Internet source, and without him ones are using when you want to uninstall it after cleaning the cache you have a big Problem- you must uninstall it from the command line .. I do not recommend it
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.
They have reduced the connection limit more than once, it has been at 5 for awhile now and I'm wondering how long before its 2. They have also deleted members off my network repeatedly because they suspected we were somehow bypassing the limit by connecting more than 1 VPN network.
And crippling the free edition will never drive me to buy the versions with features I don't want or need at pricing for corporate users, it just makes me look for a competing product to replace it.
All could be little easier, e.g. after installation a quick pop up with info about what ports should be opened... but it works. Ping always depends on the networks... for me it's excellent. Between 50ms and 70ms all the time so not much difference to my "real" ping. Tunngle is totally childish compared to Hamachi.
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 188.8.131.52/8. 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]
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
Easy setup. Just need access to remote resources (print and file). No need for remote access/control.
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?
Awesome programm to play multiplayer games with friends without using the normal network of the game.