NeoRouter – A Zero Configuration Remote Access & VPN Solution

NeoRouter is a free zero-configuration VPN solution that provides your small business, a remote access solution that is secure and easy to use. For those who are not familiar with the term VPN, it means Virtual Private Network, which securely connects computers at various location in the world, into a virtual LAN, to give you access to Application sharing, Remote Desktop, Files, Folder & Printer sharing, and so on. All one needs is a high-speed Internet connection, both on Server and the remote location.

NeoRouter is packed with a lot of features which makes this application special. First and foremost the application support various platforms like:

  1. HTML 5 based Web Application
  2. Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 2003 / 2008 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  3. Mac OS X
  4. Linux 32-bit
  5. Linux 64-bit
  6. Raspbian
  7. FreeBSD
  8. Android
  9. iOS
  10. NeoRouter in-a-box

NeoRouter can let you:

  1. Access home computers securely from anywhere
  2. Assist friends and family with computer problems remotely
  3. Share photos and videos with friends and family
  4. Protect your Internet traffic on public Wi-Fi hotspots
  5. Play network games.

One of the feature is P2P Support. NeoRouter can set up direct peer-to-peer connection between computers. When direct P2P connection is impossible (e.g. your computer is behind a corporate firewall), NeoRouter relays the network traffic through your own router, while other VPN products relay through a central server geologically located far away and shared by thousands of other users.

NeoRouter also support portable client setup - so you can run NeoRouter without admin rights and set up your VPN connection. If you’re on your friend’s computer, you can just run the portable application from your USB device and configure you’re VPN. NeoRouter supports unattended server – that means it will run as a system service. So after rebooting your system, NeoRouter service will start by itself. This will let you connect to your network and access the files. NeoRouter also supports Proxy servers that work with HTTP Proxy, SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 protocols.

One feature I liked best about NeoRouter is Remote Wakeup. This lets you put your computer to Sleep. When a client connects to the network, it will wake the computer and will be fully functional. You also have the ability to restrict certain users from accessing a specific computer.

The installation part is very simple. Just run the setup, and it will asking to whether you want to set up a NeoRouter Client or Server. Choose the Server if you’re installing it for the first time

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It will commence the installation and prompt to install a device driver as well. Once that’s complete it will ask you to enter your Domain name information and password.

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Once you enter this information it may take 5 to 7 seconds to enable the Next button. Once you see Next, click on it and enter the username and password information.

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Once that’s done, the setup will ask you to forward Port 32976 in your Router’s Firewall. Since most of the routers have NAT setup as the default, it blocks all other ports. So once you forward the port, click on Next and Finish.

NeoRouter free download

You can download it from here.

Also read:

  1. List of Free Remote PC Access software for Windows
  2. Remote Access PC using Web Browser with TeamViewer Web Connector
  3. Remotely access another computer using Chrome Remote Desktop.
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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP and a Windows Enthusiast whose area of expertise is Crash Dump Analysis and Advanced Windows troubleshooting. He has developed Windows based Tools like SF IE Restorator for troubleshooting Internet Explorer issues and SF Diagnostic Tool for collecting Crash dump files for troubleshooting purpose. He blogs at captaindbg.com.
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