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Can my dad see when my pc is on?


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

Hello,

My dad say that he can see when I put my laptop on, what I do etc. Can this, if yes, can i disable it?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

Yes, there are many ways to do this. One way to do this is to monitor the network. The only way to disable this, is by not connecting to the network ;-)

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

Yes, there are many ways to do this. One way to do this is to monitor the network. The only way to disable this, is by not connecting to the network ;-)

But he is on his work?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:45 AM

Yes, there are ways to do this remotely too.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

Can I stop that?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

Well, since we don't know what he is actually doing, we don't know. But anyways, your dad has the right to do this and we will not help you stop this.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:35 AM

If your Dad has an account with a wireless provider like Verizon Wireless which can be used on multiple computers, be aware that the owner of the account has wireless Admin privileges. One of the features provided is the ability of Admin to monitor who is connected and using the Internet. Accessing the Administration Page requires a password.

Why are you concerned about your Dad monitoring your activity?
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:35 AM

Well, since we don't know what he is actually doing, we don't know. But anyways, your dad has the right to do this and we will not help you stop this.

Eh... I have the rights to say NO to this because I am 18.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

Then I suggest you talk to your dad.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

Eh... I have the rights to say NO to this because I am 18.


Is the bill for the internet in his name? Does he pay the bill? Do you live in his house?

If the answer to those any of those questions is YES then it does not matter how old you are. He pays for it, it is his house, his rules apply.

Maybe he has a legitimate reason to monitor what you do on the internet. Maybe he does not have a reason and is doing it "because he can".

That is something you will have to discuss with him.

Just remember that whatever someone does on the internet can come back to haunt the person who is listed on the bill. I'm not saying you are doing anything illegal or bad. There have been cases where someone has gotten in trouble because of the actions of another person on the same network.

Our cable, which includes internet, is in my name. While I don't snoop on others computer use I expect that they will be responsible computer users. If, at any time, I suspect they are doing something they should not, I have the right to see what they have been doing. So far, no one has given me a reason to do so.

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While this is a good discussion to have if you persist in wanting to know how to disable any monitoring device the topic will be closed.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 11 October 2012 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:57 PM

Then I suggest you talk to your dad.

Exactly.

While this is a good discussion to have if you persist in wanting to know how to disable any monitoring device the topic will be closed.

Agreed and I have closed it.
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