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Offline Tater

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IP Question
« on: February 26, 2011, 01:22:16 PM »
If you run a laptop wirelessly from your home PC will it have the same IP address as the PC?
 
Does this same laptop's IP addy change every time you log out and shut down?
 
 
My friend's husband keeps hacking into her Facebook account and she doesn't know how ... so if she gets a laptop for her personal use will he still be able to access the FB account from the PC if she never goes on the PC again and changes the password of her FB?



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Re: IP Question
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 03:28:37 PM »
there was some talk over there about alot of people gettin hacked.... they said to switch from http to https.  you might want to have her try that....    it might help. the other,,, I dont know about. someone will though.
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Re: IP Question
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 04:36:36 PM »
If you run a laptop wirelessly from your home PC will it have the same IP address as the PC?
 
Does this same laptop's IP addy change every time you log out and shut down?
 
 
My friend's husband keeps hacking into her Facebook account and she doesn't know how ... so if she gets a laptop for her personal use will he still be able to access the FB account from the PC if she never goes on the PC again and changes the password of her FB?

Hey Tater...

You would have a different IP address while connected to your wireless in your house (your 192.168.xxx), but to the outside world, it would be the same IP address.
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Re: IP Question
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 04:57:37 PM »
Hey Tater...

You would have a different IP address while connected to your wireless in your house (your 192.168.xxx), but to the outside world, it would be the same IP address.

Thank taxed, I was thinking that but was not sure.
 
Tater some husband I must say, is her phone taped also.
Must be nice living in the same house.   ::)   
 
If she gets a laptop don't forget and have her password it.
 
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 07:30:34 AM »
there was some talk over there about alot of people gettin hacked.... they said to switch from http to https.  you might want to have her try that....    it might help. the other,,, I dont know about. someone will though.
nice to see ya, its been a  minute or bazillion

Hey Elfie!

Yes, I saw all those warnings over at FB but he's doing some kind of inside job... he doesn't even have FB.  I'm thinking maybe he installed a keystroke logger or something.

You on FB?

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 07:32:33 AM »
Hey Tater...

You would have a different IP address while connected to your wireless in your house (your 192.168.xxx), but to the outside world, it would be the same IP address.

Thanks Taxed...

So, if she got a personal laptop ... NOTHING would be connected to the house PC?  Let's say he hired someone to hack in to find out her passwords or installed a keystroke logger or anything like that.... would her laptop be safe?

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 07:34:29 AM »

Thank taxed, I was thinking that but was not sure.
 
Tater some husband I must say, is her phone taped also.
Must be nice living in the same house.   ::)   
 
If she gets a laptop don't forget and have her password it.

Hey Walks!!

She's wondering if he's up a tracking device on her car...her phone...etc.   Yeah, it's not a nice situation over there and hopefully it will be over as soon as she can manage.

Yes, I told her to make sure she passwords it.

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Re: IP Question
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 07:36:56 AM »
Hey Walks!!

She's wondering if he's up a tracking device on her car...her phone...etc.   Yeah, it's not a nice situation over there and hopefully it will be over as soon as she can manage.

Yes, I told her to make sure she passwords it.

Good does not sound like fun.
 
Hope all going ok for you young lady as it has been sometime.  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 08:22:14 AM »

Good does not sound like fun.
 
Hope all going ok for you young lady as it has been sometime.  ;)

Everything is good here, Walks!

Moved into a new home in November with my man and loving it.  Just graduated from pet grooming school and starting my own business ... now if only this rough winter would end  ::)

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 08:33:42 AM »
Everything is good here, Walks!

Moved into a new home in November with my man and loving it.  Just graduated from pet grooming school and starting my own business ... now if only this rough winter would end  ::)

Good for you Tater.  This winter has been rough on everyone but me. ;D   Outside of a head cold that I am about over with I hope. LOL
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Re: IP Question
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 09:48:11 PM »
If you run a laptop wirelessly from your home PC will it have the same IP address as the PC?
 
Does this same laptop's IP addy change every time you log out and shut down?
 
 
My friend's husband keeps hacking into her Facebook account and she doesn't know how ... so if she gets a laptop for her personal use will he still be able to access the FB account from the PC if she never goes on the PC again and changes the password of her FB?

Most setups like this are pretty simple.  An Internet connection (RoadRunner, AT&T DSL, etc) is connected to the WAN port of a router which has a single public IP address.  The router then has hard wired ports that connect to the typical desktop PC and wireless connections are supported for laptops, iPads, etc.  The hardware connected to the router is usually automatically configured by a process called DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) that gives the hardware (laptop, desktop pc, etc) its IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and domain name server information.  If you have a lot of hardware connecting and disconnecting to your network it is possible that the private IP addres you have on your laptop today will be in use the next time you connect to your wireless network and you will be assigned a different one.

The private IP addresses are kept track of by your router and are NATd (network address translation) onto high ports on the public IP address.

Typically if your friend is getting her FB page hacked it will not be due to any kind of IP addressing issues, but more likely due to information gathered by someone from social engineering or locally installed keylogger type software.
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Re: IP Question
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 12:18:35 AM »
I would suggest you go to Komando.com - Kim Komando's website.

Go to the Search box and type laptop security. You will get a lot of valuable information for free.

she also sends out Free Daily newsletters on Computer tip of the day, Video of the day, Tech news, and a weekly on Saturday.

She features lots of A+ Free anti-virus, anti-spyware and other types.

There are whole sections of Digital Photography, Security, audio, TV, Parent / Child protection and much more.
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Re: IP Question
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 06:51:22 AM »
I would suggest you go to Komando.com - Kim Komando's website.

Go to the Search box and type laptop security. You will get a lot of valuable information for free.

she also sends out Free Daily newsletters on Computer tip of the day, Video of the day, Tech news, and a weekly on Saturday.

She features lots of A+ Free anti-virus, anti-spyware and other types.

There are whole sections of Digital Photography, Security, audio, TV, Parent / Child protection and much more.
I love her show!
Learn several new things every time I listen to her.
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Re: IP Question
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 03:12:55 PM »
I love her show!
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