After gaining popularity for illegal file transfer, the P2P gains
little noble cause more on official applications. P2P connections have
gained popularity in todays time for remote desktop conection. Here i
will tel you how to Connect Two Computer over a LAN, yeah Local Area
Connection even when the two computers are world apart through an
Internet Connection. In this Guide i will use all Legally free softwares or you
can say freewares.
Softwares to use :
LogMeIn Hamachi or just Hamachi is a VPN service that easily sets up in
10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network,
anywhere there’s an Internet connection.
It works with your existing firewall, and requires no additional
configuration. Hamachi is the first networking application to deliver
an unprecedented level of direct peer-to-peer connectivity with Zero
Configuration. It is simple, secure, and cost-effective. Cost-Effective
for Commercial Use and for Private/Non-Commercial Use, its Free.
Advantages of Hamachi :
- LAN over the Internet – Arrange multiple computers into their
own secure network, just as if they were connected by a physical cable.
- Files and Network Drives – Access critical files and network drives.
- Zero-configuration – Works without having to adjust a firewall or router.
- Security – Industry leading encryption and authentication.
- Cost Effective – Free for non-commercial use.
Ok. So, we will be using Hamachi to create a VPN short for Virtual
Private Network. VPN is a Private Network created virtually that is via
Download Hamachi And install it like any normal Software.
While Installing Hamachi, make sure you select "Use Hamachi with non-commercial license" Option. It will look like this :
Lets start the Configuration. One the First Run Hamachi will Look like this :
Click on the Power Button on the left-bottom. Then Click on the
Settings icon on the right-bottom. It should now look like this :
Now Click on Preference and click change nickname, you will get this screen :
Add a nickname and click Create. Now the hamachi screen will look like this :
When asked to change the master password, do it, it will look like this :
Here, click Yes and proceed with changing the master password. This
password is however important only if you want to log in with your
nickname on other computer. Doesn’t matter.
On successful changing of the Master Password, you will get this screen :
Now you will need to create or join a group. Group will let you connect
your computer to others in the same group. This helps you to be
isolated from unwanted web of thousands of users using this software.
Click on the triangle which is made by three dots. This option is
besides the Settings option on right-bottom. When you click on the
option you will have something looking like this :
Click on Create a New Network. And you will have the windows to create
a new network. Give a network name and password for the same so that
people can join on your network. It should look like this :
Now you will have the Network created and the hamachi screen will look like this :
Now let the other user do the same procedure and instead of creating a
new network they must click on Join an existing Network at this screen :
Now in this window type the name of the Network to join and provide the password for the same, it will look like this :
Now Click on Join and once you are the part of the network, It will
show the members nickname with grey color for offline ones and green
color for online ones. Sometimes the name may appear with blue color,
indicating slow internet connection or limited connectivity. Your
hamachi will look like this :
You can join Multiple Networks. Now to browse the other users computer,
you will need to enable file sharing on that computer and share a
folder, just like you do it for a local area network. Once you see the
user online, hamachi will automatically establish Virtual Local Area
Network connection between the user’s computer and your computer. To
see what services you have, right-click on the user’s name and you will
have a list of services that can use. It should look like this :
Now click on Browse and there you go, the other user’s computer’s shared objects are now shows. Looks like this :
Now, You have the shared folders of the other user’s computer opened.