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IPv4 Address

By michaelyarbrough19751 ·
Tags: Windows
If someone has my IPv4 Address can they monitor what I'm doing if I disable my wireless network? Under my WPA2-PSK Security Settings my Encryption is AES and I have a passphrase setup.

If I enable my wireless network if someone has my IPv4 Address will they show up on my Wireless Network Watcher? How do I kick them off permanently or do I just need to change my IPv4 Address?
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ReL IP-address

by kbtr1 Moderator In reply to IPv4 Address

Wireless networks don't use an IP-address, but an SSID and password. So it doesn't make any difference if you know his IP-address or not.
Like knowing somebody's phone number doesn't make any difference in breaking in into his house.

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IPv4 Address

by michaelyarbrough19751 In reply to ReL IP-address

Then why is a VPN recommended? Thank you.

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Re: why is a VPN recommended

by kbtr1 Moderator In reply to IPv4 Address

Because they want to sell it.

In fact, your IP stays the same if you use a VPN. Otherwise the VPN server can't communicate with you. So, whatever a VPN protects against, it's not against a neighbor knowing your IP-address and not knowing your SSID and WiFi-password.

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why is a VPN recommended

by michaelyarbrough19751 In reply to Re: why is a VPN recommen ...
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why is a VPN recommended

by D0NKEYK0NG In reply to IPv4 Address

VPN encrypts your internet traffic between your PC and the VPN server, this can make your country of origin appear to be a different country than the one you live in so you can for example access US Netflix. Also it might stop your government from snooping on all your traffic like they do in many countries.

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vpn law

by aliceharmon007 In reply to IPv4 Address

So if anyone using a VPN and if their country has a band or law against using VPN then one might get a letter from their govt like the legal vpn in uae is a strict one.

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IPv4 address

by deborasumopayroll In reply to IPv4 Address

IPv4 addresses are 32-bit numbers that are typically displayed in dotted decimal notation. A 32-bit address contains two primary parts: the network prefix and the host number. All hosts within a single network share the same network address. Each host also has an address that uniquely identifies it.

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