Logmein Hamachi for Linux/Beaglebone/Raspberry Pi

If you don"t pay for a static IP address, or find yourself behind firewalls that you can"t control, this method will allow you to access SSH on your Raspberry Pi by installing client-side software to connect to a logmein hamachi network.

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Step 1: Create a Logmein Account and Create a Network

First, create a logmein.com account if you haven't already, and from there, create a network.

If you want to add a smartphone or a mobile device to your network you have to use this link:
https://preview.logmein.com/ (here you can also use the actual beta-versions)

Next step is creating the network.

That's it. Now connect to your beaglebone/raspberry.

Step 2: Download and Install the Hamachi Client

Download the beta logmein hamachi .deb file. This is done via the command line easily enough with:

$ sudo wget https://secure.logmein.com/labs/logmein-hamachi_2.1.0.119-1_armhf.deb

If there is a newer version you can see it on that page:

Next step is the installation:

Install the lsb-core
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install lsb-core

Install logmein-hamachi by running:

$ sudo dpkg -i logmein-hamachi_2.1.0.119-1_armhf.deb

Configure the logmein-client

$ sudo hamachi login
$ sudo hamachi attach <INSERT YOUR LOGMEIN.COM EMAIL HERE>
$ sudo hamachi set-nick "pick something creative….perhaps beaglebone or raspy"

now take a break and go to your logmein webaccount.

Now you can add here the beaglebone/raspy to your network.

That's it.

If you want to autologin at the start edit the etc/rc.local file and insert "hamachi login"

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    17 Discussions


    2 months ago

    Hi, thanks a lot for the guide, very clear and good explained! it works perfectly... :-)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry it's not working ...no avail!

    We tried everything !

    And I am not alone.... It seems that the Rasbian Wheezy is not compatible with Hamachi ????
    Please your advice !

    2 replies

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    It is possible that it doesn't work with Rasbian Wheezy. I tried it with Debian. Debian works properly.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Hi, have you ever tried to install hamachi in raspberry w/ GATEWAY configuration?

    I was able to do that and I am able to connect to my raspberry by ssh. The problem is that if I wanna see the other computers, IPCAM or router in the same LAN by remote... I have big issues and many times I am not able to see my IPCAM in the same LAN of my raspberry pi - gateway w/ hamachi.

    Can you help me?


    4 years ago

    I've installed hamachi - logmein-hamachi_2.1.0.136-1_armhf.deb - by this way.

    The installation is fine, but I cannot logging in, $ sudo hamachi login cannot work.

    Is there any way ?


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I've already heard about that problem. The next problem is that Hamachi is going to shut down their free service in the next months so the best way would probably be to look for an alternative.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I had not heard that. when I signed up I got 5 clients with no expiration. It's only $29/year for up to 32 nodes - seems pretty reasonable to me.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    That blog post is about LogMeIn, not Hamachi - they are different services. I have not found anything saying the free Hamachi service (5 clients) is going away.