Jun 5, 2007 -- posted by Navin
You can access an alternate version of this post Lan over Internet using Wippien
Being just out of college I realised that one thing I am gonna miss is the LAN and how easily everyone was just a net send away. And the main thing the GAMING experience you share with friends is never the same. With everyone being behind a NAT and some even behind proxy’s direct connection is out of question. When I thought all was lost I remembered a software – Hamachi ; DarK had referred to me earlier and there was my answer a VPN (Virtual Private Network) over the internet which gives you alternate IP’s for your private LAN and you can now do anything you want just like it was a real LAN (of course the speed limitations are there unless you have a great internet speed).
Installation of hamachi is very simple just visit the site http://www.hamachi.cc/download/list.php to download the small < 1 Mb file and it will guide you along to creating your own VPN or joining an existing network. Once setup you can use your hamachi IP as in you were directly connected.
Hamachi – connected
To connect to a LAN/network from a computer over internet,firstly you will need to setup a VPN between one on the network to the computer outside, hamachi will do this for you. Now to be able to communicate/connect with the other computers on the network you will have to use the internal computer connected to you via Hamachi as a proxy. To set up a proxy on the computer you can use tools like ccproxy, winproxy, or if you just want to communicate/ connect on a particular service you can simply use port forwarding.
Also VPN can be used by two or more users to connect directly when they don’t have an Internet IP, it can be used to play lan games, file sharing netmeeting and various other services that require direct connection.
For DAIICiTians : To connect to the internal DAiiCiTy HuB using Hamachi, you will need VPN with one of you inside the hostel network. Simply setup the VPN using Hamachi, and use port forwarding on the internal PC to get access to the HuB. (figure rest of it urself :))
Disclaimer : I am telling how to screw up your computer, but you are the one who is screwing it up, and I hold no responsibility for your actions.