Hi everyone I'm using Hamachi2 on a 32-bit Windows XP Professional SP3 machine at work and a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine at home. My work and home machines are the only 2 peers on the network I created.
My XP machine at work didn't require that much setup. A simple installation and a few questions and I was ready to go. My Windows 7 machine at home asked to specify the type of network "Hamachi Adapter" was connecting to, to which I answered, "Work" to allow local resources to be available and the proper permissions to be set.
From my home computer (the Windows 7 machine) I am able to ping my work (XP Pro) machine and get a reply back as well as browse the files. I get a domain credentials login, and I'm able to authenticate, which is good. I'm also able to connect to a Remote Desktop session. So in short, connecting from home to work is successful, but work to home is not.
However, I am unable to ping or browser my home (Windows 7) machine from my work (XP Pro) machine. I can only chat.
Upon trying to ping my home machine from work, I simply get a timeout, and when I try to browse, it say something along the lines of this:
The path "\\5.164.xxx.xx does not exist or is not a directory.
I would think do to my work computer being on a domain, my issue would be reversed.
Any clarification or assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
It seems that our users may be unable to assist you.
If you can work flawlessly in one direction, this would indicate that both sides are at least installed properly. if the work to home part is failing, even the ping, then this indicates that a firewall of some kind is blocking you from performing tasks.
Win 7 has an 'advanced' file share protection method, which allows it to allow or deny certain network tasks depending on the network type. By default, a work network should be able to do everything, though. This would mean that the only thing left is your firewall.
Because these settings are not Hamachi Specific (beyond knowing that you are specifying for the 5.x.x.x net), there are no FAQs we can provide. This type of configuration will differ even between versions of the firewall suite you use.
Sean Keough Product Specialist, LogMeIn Customer Support