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