Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mobilize Your Office with NeoRouter

What’s the hot technology this year? Android device! Not only Android smartphones, but also tablet/pad and netbooks will have Android OS installed. With the 3G or WiFi support, we can be on the Internet anywhere, anytime. A lot of NeoRouter users asked for the mobile version. We’ve been working hard and it’s under beta testing now!

NeoRouter for Android allows you access and manage remote computers using your Android phone. You can see the computer list, computer status, and you can connect to your desktop PC/Mac from your cell phone. Linux users can use ConnectBot to ssh to the computer over the NeoRouter virtual network; Windows uses can use any third party RDP/VNC client software to see the desktop; with some file sharing software, you can also download files to/from your cellphone.

Why NeoRouter?

Though Android gets more popular, there are a few VPN solutions on it. By default, Android comes with PPTP and L2TP client support. Needless to say, those are pretty old protocol and not secure enough. OpenVPN is a good option. However, there is no official support. To be able to use OpenVPN, users have to root the phone. Though it’s not too difficult for a technical guy, there is still risk causing your $500 phone brick. Why need to root? Because OpenVPN requires the tun/tap devices. By default, Android does not enable the drivers. So some smart guys customize the Android and add those drivers to make it work. What is I don’t want to take the risk? Try NeoRouter.

NeoRouter does not require root the device because of its unique technology. Most NeoRouter users know about the NeoRouter portable version, which using the same technology. It works as a bridge or proxy and redirect the connections from third party software to the remote computer in the NeoRouter virtual network. Almost all TCP based software can run over the NeoRouter network in this way. While running, the NeoRouter software does not require admin permission and run just like a normal application.


* Make your connections encrypted
* No need to remember the computer IP address and expose the port to the Internet
* Monitor computer status in a click
* Support various third party software

Feel free to download and give it a try!

NeoRouter team

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mac GUI for NeoRouter Ready

We’re very excited to announce that NeoRouter Free v1.1.1 is now available for download. Since the NeoRouter official build has been released two months ago, we’ve received a lot of good suggestions and feedbacks. So we work hard and try our best to meet those requirements. Now, we have the latest build of NeoRouter Free.

One of the most popular requests is the Mac GUI for NeoRouter support. We have released CLI for Mac for a while, we also have the third party GUI tool – NRClientX, but it’s still a pain for most Apple users, who want to use NeoRouter on Mac OSX just like on their Windows machine. Now we ported the NeoRouter Network Explorer to Mac OSX. Though it’s the first version, it supports the same features as the counterpart on Windows, including computer list, add-on support, add/delete computer, add/edit/delete category, add-on manager, add-on quick launch pad, connection option settings and etc.

Another pain we solved in this build is the OpenSSL lib dependency issue on some Linux distros. We received reports that NeoRouter complains about the imcompatible OpenSSL libs and our users have to either create symbol links or find out/install the proper libs. We improved the libraries in this build and there is no need for the dyanmic OpenSSL libraries anymore. It means you can install it on almost any Linux distros.

We also fixed a couple of bugs and issues, such as hair-pin issue and so on.

Next step – we are busy on the smartphone support. The Android version will be available in a couple of months. iPhone version is in our schedule as well.

Thanks for everyone’s continued support for NeoRouter! Let us know what you need and we will do it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NeoRouter Professional 1.0 Released

We're very excited to announce that NeoRouter Professional v1.0 is now available for download. After more than 1.5 years public testing and improvement, NeoRouter product is ready to go production now.

For home users, NeoRouter can bring your digital world together and creates a network that revolves around you.

  • Access home computers securely from anywhere

  • Share photos and videos with friends and family

  • Assist friends and family with computer problems remotely

  • Protect your Internet traffic on public Wi-Fi hotspots

  • Play network games

For business users, NeoRouter can mobilize your office network and enables you and your teammates to work securely from anywhere.

  • Work remotely and access office applications, files, emails and printers

  • Manage and maintain unattended servers

  • Provide remote supports to your customers

  • Backup important documets and files offsite

  • Build cost-effective VPN on-demand

For more details comparing with Hamachi and OpenVPN, please check out the feature matrix

Thanks for everyone’s continued support for NeoRouter! We will make it even better.

As most Mac users expect, we have been working on the NeoRouter UI applications for Mac. Hope it will be published soon.

Thanks to our avid Beta Testers to help us discovered and fixed quite a few bugs.

Feel free to download it and tell us what you think.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

NeoRouter Professional Edition coming soon

We're very excited to announce that the first NeoRouter Professional Edition is released this week. You are welcome to download it and give it a try. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated and we will improve it ASAP, as it is designed just for YOU.

Over the past year, more and more business users are attracted by the unique features of NeoRouter solution. They gave us a lot of great suggestions, which we evaluated and have been implemented in our products as the software gets updated. Right now, it becomes a very powerful VPN solution and covers the most common requirements from both home uses and business users and gets more popular.

Obviously, we noticed the difference of requirements between the home users and the business users. Most home users would like to use NeoRouter to remotely access their computers at home or office, play games, transfer files and so on. Some of them may not have solid technical background and hope the software as simple as possible. However, most business users may require the official support from us, more advanced features related to the stability, security, management, customization and so on. Some of them may use NeoRouter in some critical environments while others may suggest it to their own customers as well.

To meet the requirements, it would be better to split NeoRouter into different editions - Free and Professional. They are sharing the same solid core code base and have the most common features. But the Professional Edition may contains more advanced features for the business users, such as access control list (ACL), branding, technical support service, later on, authentication with PAM/LDAP/Active Directory, backup/restore and so on.

So far, the Professional Edition is still under the beta-test phase, but we hope it will be released soon.

Thanks for everyone’s continued support for NeoRouter!