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garyfritz
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Confused how to set this up

I had the understanding that Hamachi was a server that created your virtual network, and then you could contact it from elsewhere.  You installed Hamachi on your "want to contact" computer, created the virtual network, and then you used LogMeIn to reach through the VPN to your Hamachi server.

 

Well either I misunderstood the model (and I can't figure it out from any of the docs I can find) or I set something up wrong.  Help?

 

  • I installed Hamachi on my home PC.
  • I created a new network.  (I don't need fancy features and planned to use client-only mode, but it seems to insist on creating a LogMeIn account and creating a network in Hamachi.)
  • The new network is active and has a 25.x.x.x IP.
  • I installed LogMeIn on my iPad.  It also insists on logging into a LogMeIn account.
  • So now both devices are logged into the same account -- but LogMeIn on the iPad says "There are no computers in your account." 
  • It says all you have to do is install the software on your PC.  Well I already have.  Or at least I installed Hamachi.  Is that the wrong thing?  Should I install LogMeIn on my PC?

Thanks for any clarifications and/or pointers to clearer instructions...

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garyfritz
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Re: Confused how to set this up

Oh, and:  I hoped to use LogMeIn from my Android phone.  Apparently there are no solutions for Android users?

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garyfritz
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Re: Confused how to set this up

I just realized I posted this in the Pro section -- sorry.  If someone can move it to the Free section I'd appreciate it.

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garyfritz
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Re: Confused how to set this up

Hello?  Anyone?  I just need a few pointers / explanations to get me headed in the right direction...

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Re: Confused how to set this up

To start Hamachi is not a server it is a Virtual Private Network. A VPN creates an encrypted connection over the public internet backbone. The computer you connect to can act as a server. iPad can access remote computers running LogMeIn Free/Pro.

 

Hamachi:

  • Does not run on mobile platforms at the moment, to my knowledge.
  • Can be implemented as different types of networks like Mesh, Gateway, or Hub-and-Spoke.
  • Remote control over Hamachi would be say RDP or VNC not LogMeIn.
  • Check out the Hamachi getting started guide for more information: Getting Started

Products:

  • Hamachi - If you want to share files, printers, resources, or use for gaming.
  • LogMeIn Free - If you want to remotely control your computer only, which is also encrypted.
  • LogMeIn Pro - If you want to remotely control your computer, print remotely, transfer files, etc. Purchase a LogMeIn Pro account for each computer to use.

Decide which product is right for you first. I would go ahead and install LogMeIn Free or Pro trial on your home PC. Try it out with your iPad and then decide. 

 

Hope this helps you out.

 

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garyfritz
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Re: Confused how to set this up

Thanks for the reply.  So LogMeIn Free is basically like TeamViewer or VNC -- a remote-control app.  LogMeIn Pro is the same with a few more features.

 

But you still need Hamachi running on the controlled PC, don't you?  That's how you create the VPN that allows you to connect to it even behind firewalls.  And if I go to logmein.com, the only way I can find to install LogMeIn on my PC is to install Hamachi.

 

I have Hamachi installed on my PC, and it shows up in my network from logmein.com.  But LogMeIn on the iPad still doesn't see it.

 

I wouldn't even have to use LogMeIn.  I already have VNC and TeamViewer.  But I would like to use the VPN.  I believe I have a VPN set up on my PC -- the Hamachi client shows a 25.*.*.* IP -- but how do I access the VPN remotely?  If I could figure out how to connect to the VPN, I could control the PC with VNC or whatever, and (I assume) I could copy files &etc over the VPN.  But how??

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garyfritz
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Re: Confused how to set this up

Hamachi just gave me a system message saying "The account attach request has been approved" or something similar.  I have no idea what that means or what produced it.  I still can't reach my Hamachi network from LogMeIn on my iPad.

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Re: Confused how to set this up

Hamachi and LogMeIn are completely independant from one another.  They do not interact in any way.

 

To access a Computer through LogMeIn on an iPad, you need to install either LogMeIn Free or Pro on the Computer you wish to access.

Sean Keough
Product Specialist, LogMeIn Support
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garyfritz
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Re: Confused how to set this up

Thanks for the clarification.  Could I suggest that if LogMeIn and Hamachi are totally independent, it's **bleep** confusing to call it "LogMeIn Hamachi" !?

 

So HOW am I supposed to install LogMeIn Free on my computer?  I thought I already had.  If I click "Try It Free" at https://secure.logmein.com/welcome/pro/?wt.ac=1-2, it shows me my networks -- and my PC is already listed there.  I can't find any way to actually install LogMeIn Free.

 

This is a remarkably confusing setup.

 

On another topic, it's my understanding that Hamachi creates a VPN.  How can I access that VPN from other computers, to use things like VNC?