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hiding my IP address

By tigger
Nov 21, 2003
  1. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You can use proxies to hide your IP but that will come at the cost of slower network connection and your dependence on the proxy server plus lots of connectivity problems with less trivial applications like p2p and such.

    I don't see the point of hiding your IP adress just to let all your network traffic to go through some unknown computer where god knows who can look at every byte you send and receive.
     
  2. tripleione

    tripleione TS Rookie Posts: 181

    Seems like that would come at a large cost of internet performance. What's your personal experience with this?
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Using a 512kb up/512kb down broadband (wireless), I can't say I notice any difference with or without Anonymizer. I use Anonymizer only when I go on certain download-sites (non-porn) to prevent the enormous amount of pop-ups that even a good browser does not suppress.
     
  4. atlasm

    atlasm TS Rookie

    A quick point about routers public and private addresses.
    Routers use NAT (network Address Translation) to supply a range of private address from one public IP number supplied by your ISP provider. On the router are two NIC cards. One with the public IP address, subnet and the gateway, which the internet sees. The other is your private IP address (192.168.0.2 et al) Class C subnet mask and the default gateway in this case (192.168.0.1) which only the LAN can see. You can only have one public address but with private networking you could theoretically have 199 pc's. The router using a routing table knows the PC by it's private address, and translates your TCP/IP info. requests.
     
  5. chrisvip

    chrisvip TS Rookie

    Hi tetravus,
    Another programmer here too :)

    I was wandering if you could give me some pointers on how I could forge TCP/IP packet header and if that’s possible when using the WinSock2?
     
  6. cerealkiller9

    cerealkiller9 TS Rookie

    If a hacker is good enough and really wants to get into your computer, they will. It's just like dealing with auto theft. There's no way to make your system 100% hack proof so the trick is to make it as difficult as possible for a hacker to get into.

    As far as seeing private IP addresses or not, click on the link and see if your private IP shows up or not, hopefully it doesn't.

    I'm interested to see how many people do this and I would like you to post whether or not your private IP was revealed.

    http://www.auditmypc.com/free-spyware-removal.asp
     
  7. Crazy

    Crazy TS Rookie Posts: 191

    was my wan ip, not my private ;)
     
  8. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 495

    Anonymizer works well as does a few firewalls with the selth mode .. But to be honost if they what to find they can becuse of your mac address each computer has one and each is set for your own computer. This address is unique to you.
     
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    That post is just wrong..

    Yes, anonymizer works for web browsing.
    Stealth mode has absolutely nothing to do with IP addresses.
    A MAC address is something that has absolutely nothing to do with internet and no MAC information can pass through it.
     
  10. binbin

    binbin TS Rookie

  11. delafoo

    delafoo TS Rookie

    Anonymizer Works But SUCKS

    Anonymizer SUCKS. I tried this and another IP stealthing program from the EU, as well as a program 'stealther' from wal-mart.

    They all worked. Audit-my-pc.com and GRC's shields up could not detect my IP.

    However, though these programs are relatively inexpensive, you pay dearly in internet speed.

    I'm on a cable connection, and my average speeds from dslreports.com say I have a 1900kbps down and 756kbps up speed. . . Using these steath programs puts me in the dialup regions for internet access...

    So, they may be worth it if you're a freak and want to use it for online personal information, banking etc... but for anything else requiring the least bit of speed, they're not worth it!

    bb
     
     
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