View Full Version : Re: NeoRouter - the zero-config VPN solution for OpenWRT

03-17-09, 06:21 AM
On Jan 21, 6:11*pm, Kevin <kevinzhou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> NeoRouter (http://www.neorouter.com) is a zero-config VPN and remote
> access solution, and they have just added support for OpenWRT.
> I was a Hamachi user and a small business owner. I stopped using
> Hamachi because I could not shell out 20 bucks a month just to pay for
> its service. I have been looking for an alternative VPN solution. I
> tried to setup OpenVPN on my router running OpenWRT, but as a newbie,
> it was just too difficult for me. Finally I found NeoRouter and itís a
> very neat solution and very easy to setup.
> It took me merely a few minutes to setup its server program on my
> Linksys WRT54GL running the latest Kamikaze and its client program on
> my PCs and laptops. As a network newbie, I did not have trouble
> setting it up following the instructionshttp://www.neorouter.com/wiki/index.php/NeoRouterWiki:GettingStarted
> andhttp://www.neorouter.com/wiki/index.php/NeoRouterWiki:Manual. Itís
> so much easier than OpenVPN and I am glad I do not need to manually
> edit any configuration files.
> NeoRouter has a very nice user interface for its client program called
> Network Explorer. Itís probably the most user-friendly client program
> among all the VPN products I have tried, better than OpenVPN and
> Hamachi. I love the roaming user profile so that my preference is
> always remembered no matter where I go.
> NeoRouter can establish direct P2P connections just like Hamachi, but
> it is much faster. I transferred a 30 MB video file from my home in
> San Jose to my parentsí in Boston in about 3 minutes using NeoRouter
> while Hamachi would usually take 5-6 minutes. NeoRouter establishes
> P2P connections only when I try to connect to the remote computer,
> while Hamachi establishes an exponential number of connections at
> launch time. I used to have >30 computers in my Hamachi network, and
> all these unnecessary TCP connections sometimes bog down my computer
> and network. I am glad NeoRouter solved the issue.
> NeoRouter also works better from behind corporate network when direct
> P2P connections are not possible. Hamachiís relay service is painfully
> slow during ďrush hoursĒ because I have to share the limited resources
> on Hamachi server cloud with thousands of users. Yuck!!! I cannot even
> use remote desktop or VNC. With NeoRouter, I have my own server
> running on my home router, and the connection is always stable and
> fast.

NeoRouter has just release the latest version 0.9.5, Which supports
more firmwares, Tomato, Tomato ND and Fonera 2.0.