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#1 liquidmichael

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

Hi,

I just got a Linksys 1200 wireless router and have a question about the logs. I'm sharing it with some roommates and I wanted to know if there was a way to hide my internet browsing from the router? I have the router log disabled but is there anything else I can do and can websites still be tracked with the log disabled? And what can be traced/seen exactly? I'm just concerned because I don't want to them to see my banking.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

If your "sharing" your internet with roomates and your on the same network (same network address IE192.168.1.*** you should treat the connection as a public connection. Disabling logging on the router stops the router from logging the site. It does not stop someone on the network from monitoring traffic with any number of free applications. Set up the guest wireless network and have them on a separate wireless network. Make sure your computer is virus free, your OS has all updates including JAVA updates, the website your connecting to is your actual bank (verify the security certificate etc) and never store your password on your computer.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Banking sites... Right. Let just say that is what you are trying to keep prying eyes from and not say porn or anything. If that is the case all banking websites are encrypted using ssl so there is nothing that they can see on the router logs other than you are going to the banking website.

If you are looking for anonymity online then you would need to do a vpn which encrypts all you traffic in a tunnel and no router can see what or where you are going.

You can find many vpn provides out there but one that you can use that is free is tor (theonionrouter.com). This software encrypts every packet each time it bounces to other tor routers before it reaches the destination.

The other thing to consider is that every vpn is going to add more overhead to you connection so browsing speeds will slow down. But you can turn it on and off when you so desire to be anonymous.

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