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Tunneling internet traffic between 2 computers

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June 3, 2011 9:01:02 AM

Hello,

This is my first post, so be gentle :) .
I've spent a whole day searching stuff on the internet how to solve my problem, but haven't found really the answer. Here it is:
I have 2 computers in 2 different countries. The current country of residence (France) has some Internet restrictions that I want to bypass, so I need to pass all my Internet traffic to my home computer.
The home computer is on Windows XP and the connecting computer is on Windows 7 (I also have a Windows XP laptop so that's not a restriction).
I created a vlan (or vpn?) using Hamachi, to have a static IP on the home computer. So now I have a connection to my home computer. The next step would be to direct all trafic through this connection. How do I do that?
I tried using the windows wizards: on the home computer (server) I created a new incoming connections thingy and on the client computer I created a VPN connection using the hamachi IP. I finally succeeded connecting the two, but nothing happens. Once I connect to the VPN, I lose Internet connection, and with it the Hamachi connection. I don't think the server passes along the client's internet...

Any help is welcomed!

Thank you!
June 26, 2012 5:30:12 PM

ocelot_ro said:
Hello,

This is my first post, so be gentle :) .
I've spent a whole day searching stuff on the internet how to solve my problem, but haven't found really the answer. Here it is:
I have 2 computers in 2 different countries. The current country of residence (France) has some Internet restrictions that I want to bypass, so I need to pass all my Internet traffic to my home computer.
The home computer is on Windows XP and the connecting computer is on Windows 7 (I also have a Windows XP laptop so that's not a restriction).
I created a vlan (or vpn?) using Hamachi, to have a static IP on the home computer. So now I have a connection to my home computer. The next step would be to direct all trafic through this connection. How do I do that?
I tried using the windows wizards: on the home computer (server) I created a new incoming connections thingy and on the client computer I created a VPN connection using the hamachi IP. I finally succeeded connecting the two, but nothing happens. Once I connect to the VPN, I lose Internet connection, and with it the Hamachi connection. I don't think the server passes along the client's internet...

Any help is welcomed!

Thank you!


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June 26, 2012 8:27:34 PM

The session information is still available to the third party by the looks.
June 26, 2012 8:55:49 PM

flummux said:
The session information is still available to the third party by the looks.


How so? The Hamachi VPN secures the entire session. Unless you're concerned about LogMeIn themselves? Realize that LogMeIn only gets involved in initiating the session (so network users can find each other). Once the session is established, the connection is DIRECT between the endpoints. It’s not as if LogMeIn is acting as a relay, which is exactly what a traditional VPN provide does. That’s what makes it far more secure.

For the truly paranoid, the only alternative is using your own VPN. And while more secure in the sense there’s no third party, at all, you often have to deal w/ other problems, like ISPs blocking ports, incompatible routers (e.g., no GRE support for PPTP VPNs), running and maintaining the VPN server, DDNS, etc. I know w/ my own PPTP VPN, it only works maybe 80% of the time, just depends on whether all the potential roadblocks can be avoided for any given connection.
June 26, 2012 10:35:18 PM

Unless the software you use connects directly to the other peer's IP address, then someone other than you has the session.
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