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Windows 7: Setting up home VPN, does an easy to follow set of instructions exist?

02 Apr 2011   #11
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

I'm just testing a few things now with a mate, its interesting, looks like he has conectivity actually. My mistake. I guess you can connect without a host Hamachi powered on, i didn't know that.

Looks like the hosts machines Hamachi doesn't need to be on for the VPN tunnel to work? as long as the machine itself is on? Do you know Mike?


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02 Apr 2011   #12
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clinkz View Post
Im just testing a few things now with a mate, its interesting, looks like he has conectivity actually. My mistake. I guess you can connect without a host, i didn't know that.

so Hamachi is for me and my router?
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02 Apr 2011   #13
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clinkz View Post
Im just testing a few things now with a mate, its interesting, looks like he has conectivity actually. My mistake. I guess you can connect without a host, i didn't know that.

so Hamachi is for me and my router?
Yes, Hamachi will work for you. You need to read the blurb.

You can't access any PC over the network which is not powered on. ( At least not with this software).

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne.../Hamachi.shtml

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #14
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I can't leave any of my home computes on permanently, but I do leave my router on permanently. Hamachi wont help me then, right? I'm a bit confused
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02 Apr 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You might also like to look at this;

Turn Your Windows 7 Computer Into a WiFi Router In 5 Minutes, Free & No Hardware

There are so many possibilities nowadays that it is quite difficult to cover even a fraction of them.

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #16
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
You might also like to look at this;

Turn Your Windows 7 Computer Into a WiFi Router In 5 Minutes, Free & No Hardware

There are so many possibilities nowadays that it is quite difficult to cover even a fraction of them.

Regards....Mike Connor
Thanks for the link, i love Connectify and have been using it for a while now. I don't think it can help me in this instance though, cause I already have a router
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02 Apr 2011   #17
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Ok,mate was feeding mis-information. You have to have the PC powered on with Hamachi running for VPN Tunnel, i thought that was a bit odd when he said he had connectivity when my Hamachi was off..anyway looks like its not quite what you want, a VPN router of some description might be better suited for you.
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02 Apr 2011   #18
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clinkz View Post
Ok,mate was feeding mis-information. You have to have the PC powered on with Hamachi running for VPN Tunnel, i thought that was a bit odd when he said he had connectivity when my Hamachi was off..anyway looks like its not quite what you want, a VPN router of some description might be better suited for you.
thats okay, i was totally confused too for a moment. I hope not too expensive
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02 Apr 2011   #19
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Well, I can't leave any of my home computes on permanently, but I do leave my router on permanently. Hamachi wont help me then, right? I'm a bit confused
If you want to access your home computers, they have to be running and with Hamachi installed.

If you are using a laptop or similar then you can use Hamachi to connect to any other running and connected computer on the net.

You can not use your router to access Hamachi directly. But you can use Hamachi to access your router from one of your home machines using your laptop.

What Hamachi or any other VPN does, is tunnel a connection between computers. In order for that to work both computers have to be running.

You can not access your router directly, using Hamachi, or any other VPN.

The protocols run on Hamachi servers, and on the clients. A router by itself is not ( normally) a valid client.

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #20
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you for the great explanation, Mike. I totally understand now. You said "normally", does this mean I can purchase a router that will allow me to become my own little VPN hosting company?
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