Computer: Hamachi VPN (LogMeIn)

VPN = Virtual Private Network

Ein VPN bedeutet, dass ich über das “offene” Internet eine verschlüselten Tunnel aufbauen kann und so z.B. von unterwegs mein heimisches lokales Netzwerk (LAN) über TCP/IP erreichen kann.

Dazu ist erforderlich. dass mein heimischer Internet-Router so ein VPN durchlässt bzw. eventuelle sogar unterstützt.

Ich kann dann von unterwegs alle meine Computer im LAN über TCP/IP erreichen und dann solche Applikationen untzen, die lediglich TCP/IP benötigen…..

Why Hamachi?

I am using a Speedport V921W  ADSL Router. This router is not capable of port forwarding, because for security reasons this is blocked (believe by deleting the RIP tables).

For this reason my interest was pointed at Hamachi.

Experience with Hamachi

Hamachi is a “hosted VPN” tool

Hamachi works “peer to peer” meaning we have only have to setup  VPN Clients and no VPN Server. The VPN Server is hosted by the nice people of LogMeIn.

Hamachi Setup

  • Get a LogMeIn account, or use an existing one
  • Login with your LogMeIn account at
  • Download the software from the Menu “Products -> Hamachi”
  • Install Hamachi
  • Start Hamachi
  • On first use a pop-up window occurrs: Join an existing Network or Create a new Network
  • Join the existing Network that you have

Update 2014

Hamachi is no longer free of costs.
I have changed my ADSL router to a FritzBox 7390, which natively supports a VPN.



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