The other day David and I were talking as he was leaving for the evening and he was telling me about Hamachi; their own words:
LogMeIn Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking (VPN) application. In other words Hamachi is a program that allows you to arrange multiple computers into their own secure network just as if they were connected by a physical network cable. Hamachi is fast, secure and simple. Its core version is also free.
If you don't have your firewall setup or if you don't know your IP address or a bunch of these other barriers Hamachi is here for you. I think this is great for people who don't have Groove to sync their notes and they want to directly access their home computer. Even if you have Groove or FolderShare there are some things that you would like such as: remote desktop without any hassle or sharing your iTunes music library and more. I think they are just lowering all the barriers to doing this which for the übergeek is common practice but still too much work. Anyhow check them out: Hamachi.
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I tried Hamachi with the help of a friend who uses it for playing LAN games on the internet. For 1 it did not work, not sure if it was because we have Vista and he has XP or if firewall was blocking etc, but it did not allow us to see the game. For 2, it SCREWED up my Network Connection. I had to install 1 of my US Robotics NICS to get back to the internet. Went to Hamachi website to find help and basically all it mentioned was how to hide the service in Windows and not how to disable it and restore my system. I'm not a Guru or programmer but I do know my way around a computer and this has me stumped. Will probably have to blowout my system and start again to get it back to normal. My advise is to stay away from Hamachi, Free or Not, unless you are just looking for problems..
Ehmmm, Hamachi is great, for most users it doenst take much work, but for the unfortunate souls in possesion of Vista theyre in for a shitload of work. Hamachi is great if you just follow the instuctions and READ.
//Xp > Vista