Safely connect two computers via P2P
- Good tutorial
- Easy to use
- Great for providing technical support
- Requires admin rights in remote computer
- Lengthy installation process
- May be slow at times
LogMeIn Hamachi lets you connect two computers via Internet by creating your own private P2P network and protecting it with industry-standard encryption algorithms. Your communications will be safe from prying eyes at all times, creating a private channel between both computers.
A step-by step tutorial launches the first time you run LogMeIn Hamachi and shows you how to use the main functions. At first sight, LogMeIn Hamachi looks very easy to use. Complications arise later on when trying to share files between the computers: you'll need to have a user account with privileges in the target Mac, or so it seemed in our testing, during which we were unable to share files due to right issues. Oh well, at least we could have a chat – a very safe one, of course.
LogMeIn Hamachi is an extremely handy tool especially if you're working in technical support and need to help remote users behind firewalls. It can however be slow sometimes but much will depend on your connection.
LogMeIn Hamachi is a great solution to establish safe, private P2P connections between two computers although it's not as easy to use as it seems at first sight.