How it Works

How it Works

Automatic • Transparent • Secure

A totally transparent,
always-on, mesh-based,
secure remote network.

The 2hO Network is a collection of automatic VPN connections that criss-cross the public Internet.

When you join, you create your own personal network that is usable only by your personal devices. Your devices are able to see and talk to each other as if they were in the same room. But all of the traffic between them is protected by state-of-the-art encryption. By the way, traffic between them is encrypted even if they are in the same room.

Each device you add to your network is automatically allocated a static IP address with a friendly DNS name. Traffic between these addresses is always encrypted and only your devices have the keys.

You can extend your home or office network to wherever you happen to be. If you are able to surf the web, the network will just work.

You add your devices to the network by installing our secure client software. Once connected, your devices are then able to communicate with each other securely without exposing any of your traffic to the public Internet.

how secure connections work

    How secure connections work:

  • A device contacts the 2hO Broker server to retrieve connection details for your private devices.
  • Another device does the same, seeking connection details from the 2hO Broker server.
  • Using these details, both devices establish a direct connection with each other.

The 2hO Network spans local networks, firewalls, routers, cellular connections, etc., without concern for network compatibility. Devices roam automatically regardless of location. Since all connections in the 2hO network are outbound, no local firewall or router configurations are necessary.

Devices on The 2hO Network connect via the WireGuard* VPN protocol. WireGuard is a state-of-the-art encryption protocol that allows devices to communicate securely at near wire speed.

The 2hO Client client software adds a zero-configuration layer that takes care of dynamic configuration changes, encryption key management, access permissions, and other network management tasks. The software manages your network so you can focus on your productivity.

Your network is defined in your account. Devices using the same account are automatically able to see and talk to each other. Your login is only used to gain initial access though. Once connected, the software issues each device individual encryption keys which are used for all network communications between devices. You only use your account credentials when you install the software. From that point on, it’s all about encryption keys.

Once installed, the 2hO software keeps track of all your devices and dynamically adjusts the connection and network configurations so that everything stays connected. If a device can see the Internet, you will be able to connect to it.

This makes working remotely with a team much easier. It allows you to easily connect back to your home network from a remote location without opening up holes in your firewall. You can then access files on your home PC as if you were sitting in the same room.