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benefit and safety of home vpn


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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:35 PM

Is it safe to create a home VPN system?  From a security perspective, I am not sure if this is the right thinking or not, but if I tunnel to my home IP, isn't my home private IP address now public since all traffic is being directed there?



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:44 PM

Your home private IP address is going to be encapsulated in the encypted VPN packets, if you set it up right. Only the public IP address will be viewable in any packets send to it.



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:47 PM

While Public IP address is this?  The source of the packets?



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:51 PM

The public IP address of your home computer has to be "readable" by routers on the Internet, or the packets can't be delivered. What most VPNs do is encrypt the packets' contents, so anyone doing a packet capture can't read them. Any info in those packets, like the private IP addresses of your devices, isn't readable, so they don't get exposed.



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:31 PM

Hi,

I have been anticipating getting a good VPN because: i'm not trained in computers, i want to not be traceable when looking up info that i find interesting, or when i'm having a private message with someone, etc.  I don't like to have a probe up my tail being nosey.  You guys have the knowledge to scoot around things that i don't know.  Does someone have info which ones are truly what they claim?  And i don't want to have to spend a fortune on it, i don't have it to pay.  So which has ip's all around the world that can back up there claim without costing an arm & leg?  Good luck Sniper8752!

 

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:20 AM

" i want to not be traceable when looking up info that i find interesting"

 

The type of vpn you discussed does not do this.  Your vpn is to your private network not the other way around.  In other words its inbound to you only not outbound to the internet.

 

You need to subscribe to a vpn service.  This will then allow you to connect to their server via a vpn and then come out to the internet via their provider.

 

Here is an example of what I am talking about

https://www.top10vpn.com/best-vpn-for-usa/?bsid=c33se1kw190&gclid=CjwKEAjwjqO_BRDribyJpc_mzHgSJABdnsFWEPAEK4H1ySrICFf2CGRhQ8ToHuqiCZCpLxH1ryaURRoCw0rw_wcB


Edited by Wand3r3r, 26 September 2016 - 11:48 AM.





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