Using Hamachi to set up file sharing with Friends

By mopar man · 17 replies
Feb 5, 2008
  1. I swear I post more topics looking for help than anyone else I know...

    I wanna create a network so that over hamachi me and my friend can d/l files from each other, I guess you'd say. I am a complete n00blet when it comes to networking.

    I have went to Set up a home orsmall office network, and it worked, but I don't know what to do from their. The only thing that changed was the Shared Documents folder has a hand holding it now saying it is shared I guess.

    My friend can see me, but is denied access to the folder. I cannot see him at all, and the only other change is that there is now a network bridge under my network connections. I found the place called My Network Places, and don't know where to go from their.
    When I click on View Workgroup Computers or whatever, it brings up an error msg saying that Mshome is not available, and I don't have access, and to contact the system

    As I said before, I know nothing about this, and am also looking to set it up safely. That also reminds me, I need to grab comodo....
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 13,810

    Sometimes when I can't work out a network issue I just remove all network connections and start again. (I suppose your choice)

    Anyway confirm both computers on same workgroup
    Actually forget this, just run NetSetup from Run, and then create a network floppy

    Also, that access denied irritation, now I'm sure the permissions or share is out somewhere. But what I do is put a password on my Administrator account (even your account, if it's an administrator)
    Also same for the other computer
    Then share the folder again - fully
    And when browsing over the network, I type in the Admin, account name and password (and tick to save)

    One other idea, the TCP/IP connection (right click on the network adaptor - properties) Should normally be automatic, but you can use static IP's like on one computer, and on the other, subnet default (that comes up) and gateway=your modem/router IP on both.

    Mine may not be the correct solution to others that reply, but it works - and that's all I care about.
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,286


    I can't delete all the networks, as my dad would get annoyed......

    The problem is that my friend is across town.... :p

    Ok, so can you tell me the places that you can disable printer and file sharing?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 13,810

    Same place as TCP/IP connection

    Open the network connections folder
    All Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Network Connections

    Right click on your network Connection ->Properties
    The network connection uses the following items

    If you don't see File/Print Sharing

    Click on:
    File and Print Sharing
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,675   +1,220

    For your friends across town, you will need to open some ports on your firewall.

    DO NOT open 138,139,445! These are the windows ports for print/file sharing and
    every hack knows it -- these are just too dangerous.

    The documentation for hamachi will tell you what ports to open.
    You do this by:
    1- running the program on your system
    2- using port forward on the router to point to your system's IP address
    3- which says your system will need a static ip address​

    Just copy the existing information in your LAN Connection, uncheck the DHCP option
    and reenter the same information manually

    Be sure you get very strong passwords for the shares
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,286

    Umm, I don't have a router...

    I am already confused, so can you tell me in a little more detail??
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,675   +1,220

    give me your network -- is it
    in which case we need to control access with your firewall -- what's installed?
  8. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,286

    Umm, well its just a phone line directly into a PCI modem. I have only Windows Firewall, and am using Bellsouth's service...

    Anything else?
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,009

    sounds like you don't have admin rights
    do you
    if you do and this is what you have
    Advantages of LogMeIn Hamachi
    • LAN over the Internet Arrange multiple computers into their own secure network, just as if they were connected by a physical cable.
    • Remote Access Remote control any machine on your network with Remote Desktop.
    • 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.
    I'd say your friend needs the same or client version of the software
    this is also a P2P type setup
    I would not mess even if they say its direct after connection is made
    try something simpler like ftp with password protection
    just change password every few days
  10. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,286

    I do have admin rights. We both have Hamachi, of course.

    Can you explain what you mean by "I would not mess even if they say its direct after connection is made" ??

    Also, I want something we don't have to manually upload, but maybe a drag/drop type deal...
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 13,810

  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,675   +1,220

    the default windows firewall is operational on a Dial-up line also.

    What port(s) does Hamachi use?
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 13,810

  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,675   +1,220

    ASSUMING the O.P. has strong passwords on the shares, then the firewall can allow
    inbound traffic thusly;

    dial the ISP and get the connection, then

    select Dial-up
    click settings

    name = hamachi-tcp
    address =
    internal = external = 12975

    add again
    name = hamachi-udp
    address =
    internal = external = 32976
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,544   +427

    This isn't the same thing, but if you aren't looking for specific LAN capabilities it may be of interest.
  16. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,009

    what I mean is it is P2P technology
    and I steer away from this type
    you must connect to there server to establish a connection
    FTP does drag and drop
    I use cuteFTP works great my speeds on upload are averg. 800kb to over 1mb
    thats upload :chef:
  17. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,286

    Wow, thanks. Now I know exactly what we can do....
  18. SOAD

    SOAD TS Rookie Posts: 55

    running vista i know all too well the pain of trying to share files.

    If you can't manage it, why not just set up a sharing folder on msn/windows live messager and put any files u want sharing in there?

    just a suggestion if you can't get hamachi set up right
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