Basically, Hamachi is a VPN or Virtual Private Network product that allows you to share data with networked remote computers. For gaming, many users emulate Hamachi as a VPN. However, sometimes, Hamachi Tunnel Error prevents users from using this tool. You can identify it with the help of the yellow triangle shown above the Hamachi tool in the Taskbar . In today’s guide, you will learn how to fix Hamachi Tunnel error on Windows 10 PC.
How to fix Hamachi Tunnel error on PC running Windows 10
You can create and manage several VPN networks using Hamachi. It is supported by Windows, Linux and mac operating systems.
Some of its notable features include:
- Cloud-based virtual network
- Virtual Gateway
- Centralized software development
- Encryption and security
Hamachi Tunnel error can occur due to many different factors, from internet connection to Hamachi driver, such as:
- Problems with Hamachi Tunneling Engine Service : Problems with Hamachi Tunneling Engine Service will cause Hamachi Tunnel errors. However, restarting the service should fix the error.
- Outdated virtual adapters and drivers: Hamachi installs virtual adapters and drivers when it is first installed and running. Incompatible or incompatible virtual adapters and drivers can cause Hamachi Tunnel Error. Reinstalling the same should fix this.
- LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Service Disabled: You often get Hamachi Tunnel error when LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Service is disabled or not running. Therefore, enabling or restarting said service will solve this problem.
Here are the tried and tested methods to fix this error.
Method 1: Restart the Windows 10 system
Most minor technical glitches are usually fixed when you reboot or reboot your system. Since the overall performance of your system depends on how well you maintain it, you should keep the following points in mind:
- Keeping the system running or turned on for long periods of time affects the computer and its battery.
- You should power off your PC instead of leaving it in Sleep Mode.
Here are a few ways to restart a Windows 10 PC:
Option 1: Restart using Windows 10’s Start Menu
1. Press the Windows key to launch the Start Menu .
2. Select the Source option.
Note: The Power icon is located at the bottom of the Start menu in Windows 10 systems, and at the top in Windows 8 systems.
3. Some options like Sleep, Shutdown and Restart will be displayed. Here, click Restart .
Option 2: Restart using Windows 10 Power Menu
1. Open the Windows Power User Menu by pressing the Windows + X keys simultaneously .
2. Select the Shut Down or Sign Out option .
3. Here, click Restart, as highlighted.
Method 2: Enable/Restart LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine Service
1. Launch Run dialog by pressing Windows key + R together.
2. Type services.msc and click OK to open the Services window .
3. Scroll down and search for LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine .
4. Right click on it and select Properties , as highlighted.
Note: You can also double-click LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine to open the Properties window.
5. Now, set the Startup type to Automatic , as shown below.
5A. If the Service status says Stopped , click the Start button.
5B: If the Service status is marked Running , click Stop and then, Start after a while .
6. Finally, click Apply > OK to save these changes.
In case, you get the error Windows could not start LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine service error , follow Steps 7-10 explained below.
7. In the LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine Properties window, switch to the Log On tab .
8. Here, click the Browse… button .
9. Enter the user account name in the Enter object name field to select and click Check Names .
10. Once the username is verified, click OK to save the changes.
Reboot the system and check if the Hamachi Tunnel Error is fixed on Windows 10 system.
Method 3: Turn off Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol
Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol can sometimes interfere with Hamachi resulting in Hamachi Tunneling issues. This can be remedied by uninstalling Hamachi, disabling Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol, and then reinstalling Hamachi as explained in this method.
1. Launch the Control Panel by searching for it in the Windows search bar .
2. Select the Programs and Features section , as shown below.
3. Now click on LogMeIn Hamachi and click on Uninstall option , as highlighted below.
4. Confirm it by clicking Uninstall in the pop-up prompt .
5. Next, go back to Control Panel and click on Network and Sharing Center , this time.
6. Here, click Change adapter settings as highlighted.
7. Now, right click on your network connection and click Properties .
8. Make sure Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol is disabled. If the box is selected , uncheck and click OK to save the changes.
9. Also, make sure all other options are selected . Refer to the image below for clarity.
10. Now, reboot the system to make these changes.
11. Download and install the latest version of Hamachi for Windows system.
12. Go to the Downloads folder and double click on the Hamachi installer .
13. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
14. Then, visit the LogMeIn Remote Access page to create a new LogMeIn account by entering your email login and password.
15. Verify the link received in the registered email to start using the service.
Method 4: Update driver Hamachi
As previously announced, outdated or incompatible drivers can lead to Hamachi Tunneling issues. Here’s how to fix Hamachi Tunnel errors by updating drivers:
1. Log in as Administrator on the Windows system.
2. Launch Computer Manager by searching for it in the Windows search bar .
3. Click Device Manager from the left pane and double-click Network Adapter in the right pane, as shown.
4. Right click on LogMeIn Hamachi Virtual Ethernet Adapter and click Update driver , as described below.
5. Now click Browse my computer for drivers to locate and install the driver manually.
6. Click the Browse… button to select the Hamachi installation directory. Once you’ve made your selection, click the Next button .
7. The drivers will be installed and Windows will check for updates.
If the driver is updated to the latest version, the screen will show the following: The best drivers for the device are installed . Simply click the Close button to exit the window.
Restart the computer and check if the LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling issue is fixed now.
Method 5: Disable and re-enable the Hamachi connection
Many users have reported that turning off the Hamachi connection for a while and turning it back on can fix the Hamachi Tunnel error. Here are the steps to do so:
1. Launch Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center , as before.
2. Click Change Adapter Settings here.
3. Right click on Hamachi Network and click Disable , as shown.
4. Wait a while. Again, right-click on Hamachi to select the Enable option .
Restart the system and check if the problem persists. If it happens, try the next repair.
Method 6: Run LogMeIn Hamachi as Administrator
Many users also suggested that running LogMeIn as administrator solved the Tunneling issue for them. Here is how to fix Hamachi Tunnel error on Windows 10 system:
1. Right-click the LogMeIn Hamachi shortcut and click Properties .
2. In the Properties window, switch to the Compatibility tab .
3. Here, check the box titled Run this program as administrator , as highlighted.
4. Finally, click Apply > OK to save these changes.
Method 7: Add Hamachi as Legacy Hardware
Alternatively, you can fix this by adding Hamachi as legacy hardware. Follow the steps mentioned below to implement the same:
1. Launch Device Manager by searching for it in the Windows search bar .
2. Double-click Network Adapter to expand.
3. Scroll down right click LogMeIn Hamachi Virtual Ethernet Adapter and click Uninstall device as described below.
4. In the prompt that says Warning: You are about to uninstall this device from your system, check the box titled Remove driver software for this device and click Uninstall .
5. Now click the Actions menu in Device Manager Software .
6. Here, select Add Legacy Hardware and click Next , as shown.
7. Select Hardware Settings that I manually selected from the list (Advanced ) > Next .
8. Double-click Show All Devices in the Common Hardware Types list and click Next .
9. In the Add Hardware screen, click Have Disk…
10. Now, use the Browse… option to locate the driver’s directory and select the LogMeIn Hamachi driver .
11. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Hamachi program on the system.
Method 8: Remove VPN Client Conflict
Sometimes, a VPN client installed on the system also activates the Hamachi Tunneling program in the system. Few Dell VPN customers claim that after VPN clients were disabled or uninstalled from their devices, the problem was fixed. Here is how to fix Hamachi Tunnel Error by uninstalling conflicting apps and programs as follows:
1. Search and click Apps & features , to launch it as shown
2. Now search for the conflicting VPN client in this Search list bar .
3. Click on said application and select Uninstall .
Note: For example, the figure below shows how to uninstall Steam from a PC.
4. Finally, complete the uninstall by clicking Uninstall again .
Since various VPN software are known to cause problems during the uninstallation process, we have also explained the steps for this method using Revo Uninstaller .
1. Install Revo Uninstaller from official website by clicking FRE DOWNLOAD.
2. Open Revo Uninstaller and navigate to the VPN client .
3. Now click on it and click Uninstall from the top menu bar.
Note: We have used Discord as an example to illustrate the steps for this method.
4. Check the box next to Create a system restore point before uninstalling and click Continue in the pop-up prompt.
5. Now, click Scan to show all remaining files in the Windows Registry.
6. Next, click Select All followed by Delete .
7. Click Yes in the confirmation prompt.
8. Make sure that all VPN files have been deleted by repeating Step 5 .
9. A prompt stating that the Revo uninstaller did not find any leftover entries will be displayed as described below.
10. Reboot the system after the VPN client and all its files have been completely deleted.
Common Hamachi VPN Errors
In addition to the Hamachi Tunneling issue, customers also encountered a number of other errors. With the help of the aforementioned methods, you can also fix these errors.
- Network adapter error in Windows 10: This is the most common error with Hamachi and can be fixed by updating the device driver as explained in Method 4.
- Hamachi Service Stopped: If you are experiencing this issue, you can fix it by simply restarting the Hamachi service following the instructions in Method 2.
- Hamachi won’t connect to server: Many times, many users face the common problem that they may not be able to connect to the Hamachi server. This problem can be fixed when you uninstall Hamachi and reinstall it as illustrated in Method 3.
- Hamachi Gateway not working: This is a more serious problem and you will need to follow the methods mentioned in this article, one by one, to find the right fix.