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Apartment switching to shared wireless network


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#1 TerriMD

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:13 PM

Hello,

The apartment where I live currently has it's own Comcast internet service that I pay for. I was disappointed to learn that the building is dropping Comcast as a cable provider, and switching over to DirectTV. There will be only one internet access for the entire building, and it will be a shared wireless connection between all apartments.

I'm disappointed because we've actually had good service with Comcast, and I'm very concerned about security with a shared internet access.

I'm also concerned about if we go to a shared wireless access, having the same IP address as my neighbors. I do a lot of freelancing/contract work online at sites like MTurk.com, and other sites which have a strict 1 user per IP address rule.

Unfortunately I'm not very technical, but I was wondering if I used a VPN service, would this solve both concerns of mine, by giving me a unique IP address and adding security? If so, can anyone recommend a secure, low-cost VPN that is pretty straight forward to install and configure for a lay person?

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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