LAN IM connects to a remote system using TCP/IP protocol.
By default, both systems use port #1234.
LAN IM sends plain, unencrypted text between systems.
Although no passwords are not used with this program, you should remember that any information sent via LAN IM could be accessed by other systems.
When on a LAN, the name of the remote system can be specified in the IP
specification dialog. eg. "\\brothers-laptop".
If using LAN IM over the internet, you will need to specify the IP address of the remote system. eg. "188.8.131.52".
When using LAN IM over the internet, you will need to ensure that port #1234 is forwarded to the appropriate system.
Also, it is important to remember that both the local and remote system need to be running LAN IM to establish a connection.
Last modified 18/01/2013.