"Hamachi is an outstanding program. I've tried many other similar free applications but Hamachi is by far the best solution out there in my opinion."
Specs & Requirements
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- Windows 7 / 8 / Vista / XP / 2000
- Create and manage virtual networks as you need them
- Provide user access from a centralized gateway
- Provide user access to specific computers
- Hamachi uses the same encryption as banks
- All network access and usage controls, in one place
- Tested spyware & ad-ware free
How to Install
- 1. Click the "Download Now" Button
- 2. Download the Hamachi Installer to your PC
- 3. Run the installer & follow the on-screen instructions
By Lee Diamond
LogMeIn Hamachi, or simply Hamachi, is a sophisticated VPN client offering impressive network solutions for small businesses and larger companies. It's easy-to-setup and offers great reliability and security making it very popular and its popularity is growing every day. This software is a perfect solution for the small-sized companies looking for an effective way to share files and control traffic on their company's network.
Hamachi is freeware software meaning you can use it for free; however, more advanced features are obtained with a purchased version. Depending on your needs, you can either choose a more advanced or simpler Hamachi package. Read on to find out which is better suited to you and to get familiar with this handy piece of software.
The Hamachi setup is fairly simple compared to similar VPN clients and software. After downloading the client to your PC, you can associate Hamachi with your existing LogMeIn account, but you don't have to. We recommend you to do so as it provides some additional guidelines and management options.
The interface is user-friendly and you will find it quite easy to use, despite a few quirks. You will be required to choose an already existing or setup a new network. Once you're done doing so, IP addresses are automatically assigned to each client found. You can assign permissions to each client. Depending on your business needs, you can allow or restrict them access to another network or enable and disable the chat feature. You're also given network ID links which you can then supply to various network users, which allow them to join the network.
A few words about the paid and free package - should you need your business network more granular, enhanced and equipped with advanced features; we recommend you to go for the paid version. If you don't need gateway granular network with multiple hubs, you can stick with the free version. It's good to know that the free edition doesn't allow you to set client restrictions.
Mesh, Hub-and-Spoke and Gateway
There are two different free Hamachi versions: managed and unmanaged; and each of them operates in three different modes:
Mesh is a type of network where each PC can view the files shared. This type of network is under the 'unmanaged' free version meaning there is no client managing the network traffic flow. This mode is suitable for setting up a virtual LAN to share files among colleagues and friends.
Hub-and-Spoke is available under the 'managed' free version. The name speaks for itself, this mode is based on hubs on which the client connects to and these hubs are network management centers. Gateway mode allows you to inter-connect two different networks through a VPN connection. Both, Hub-and-Spoke and Gateway modes are suitable for small business areas with various connection types.
Hamachi is an easy to setup, simple to use VPN client. It comes as a great asset for small businesses plus you can use it to hook up with your friends, colleagues or with your fellow-students. You can use it for free as long as you don't need a more complex network, in case of a purchased version, the pricing is reasonable too. We recommend Hamachi due to its simplicity and reliability. Try out the free version in order to determine whether it suits your needs or not.
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"After trying many other popular utilities, Hamachi has out rated all of them by a long shot! Not only is Hamachi 100% free but it contains many more features than any of the others."
"In my opinion Hamachi is a sure winner. I thought I'd give Hamachi a shot and haven't looked back since! Its features and usability are outstanding and way ahead of the competition."