IP Address

Posted: 07-28-2008, 11:56 PM
So, from what i have read, an ip address can be traced to an individual
computer... Is there any software program or hardware equipment out there
that will forever hide/scramble my ip address from all other users on the
internet? im not at all that tech savvy (so, simple answers please) and
question number two: can the ip address of a computer be confirmed (or
matched or whatever) if the hard drive has be wiped, overwritten and drilled
through (with a power drill), or is the ip stored some where else on the
computer?

IP Address


Responses to "IP Address"

FromTheRafters
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: IP Address
Posted: 07-29-2008, 12:56 AM

"8-Ball" <8Ball@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:79A0748E-D1A4-450C-A7CA-B4718625A75A@microsoft.com...
> So, from what i have read, an ip address can be traced to an individual
> computer...
It is necessary in order for other network devices to be able to
communicate with your computer. It's like a return address on
an envelope. If you hide or scramble it no-one will be able to
reply.
> Is there any software program or hardware equipment out there
> that will forever hide/scramble my ip address from all other users on the
> internet?
There are ways to leapfrog among many relays so that tracing
backward becomes problematic.
> im not at all that tech savvy (so, simple answers please) and
> question number two: can the ip address of a computer be confirmed (or
> matched or whatever) if the hard drive has be wiped, overwritten and
> drilled
> through (with a power drill), or is the ip stored some where else on the
> computer?
The IP address is assigned by the internet service provider. The
actual computer using that IP address is irrelevent. My assigned
IP address would trace to the cable company's wireless access
point/router no matter what computer(s) have access to my wi-fi
local area network.

If my wireless access point wasn't securely locked down, anyone
driving by could access the internet using "my" IP address. No
need for their computer to have stored that address because it
would have been translated to a LAN address by the router.


Mel K
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: IP Address
Posted: 07-29-2008, 03:54 AM
You want an "anonymous web browser." Check out
http://www.anonymizer.com/company/ab...mizer-faq.html and
http://xerobank.com/xB_Browser.php.

--
Regards,
Mel K, MCSA: M
"FromTheRafters" <erratic@ne.rr.com> wrote in message
news:OaPYyXR8IHA.3480@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>
> "8-Ball" <8Ball@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:79A0748E-D1A4-450C-A7CA-B4718625A75A@microsoft.com...
>> So, from what i have read, an ip address can be traced to an individual
>> computer...
>
> It is necessary in order for other network devices to be able to
> communicate with your computer. It's like a return address on
> an envelope. If you hide or scramble it no-one will be able to
> reply.
>
>> Is there any software program or hardware equipment out there
>> that will forever hide/scramble my ip address from all other users on the
>> internet?
>
> There are ways to leapfrog among many relays so that tracing
> backward becomes problematic.
>
>> im not at all that tech savvy (so, simple answers please) and
>> question number two: can the ip address of a computer be confirmed (or
>> matched or whatever) if the hard drive has be wiped, overwritten and
>> drilled
>> through (with a power drill), or is the ip stored some where else on the
>> computer?
>
> The IP address is assigned by the internet service provider. The
> actual computer using that IP address is irrelevent. My assigned
> IP address would trace to the cable company's wireless access
> point/router no matter what computer(s) have access to my wi-fi
> local area network.
>
> If my wireless access point wasn't securely locked down, anyone
> driving by could access the internet using "my" IP address. No
> need for their computer to have stored that address because it
> would have been translated to a LAN address by the router.
>

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Access violationat address 0063694B in module. Read of address 00000040 Mariah Windows XP Accessibility 1 04-01-2004 08:29 AM
outlook address book is not auto filling in address Johnathan Smith Windows XP Help & Support 2 10-16-2003 02:00 AM
outlook address book is not auto filling in address Johnathan Smith Windows XP New Users 1 10-16-2003 12:25 AM
outlook address book is not auto filling in address Johnathan Smith Windows XP Basics 1 10-16-2003 12:22 AM
LINKING Address cells from an EXCEL spreadsheet to fill MapQuest Address Info Nicholas Windows XP New Users 0 08-30-2003 08:33 PM