I hadn’t thought about Hamachi for quite a while, but I’ve been looking for a better solution for accessing my home network while on the road. I am a learner by nature, but I honestly have very little interest in deep diving network and VPN solutions from a build-it-myself perspective. I just want something easy to use and reliable.
So I googled Hamachi and found that it is at the LogMeIn site. LogMeIn is another technology that I tried a long time ago, found it to be a bit lacking and moved on to other remote solutions.
I downloaded both to do the trials. Wow, was I surprised. The folks at LogMeIn have been busy and have created a really nice remote access solution. I’ve been using it for several weeks now pretty constantly and it’s been rock-solid and performs very well.
During the LogMeIn Pro trial, you get access to all their features. The management dashboard is pretty impressive. You can actively monitor your machines, install patches, check processes, run remote commands, regedit’s and do file transfers while monitoring system performance.
Hamachi is working great too. You get 5 nodes for free and you can build different types of networks like mesh or gateway.