Cloaking WiFi connection

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by cameo, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. It depends on what you use networks for.
    HTTPS is for web browsers and https websites.
    VPN is o/s level. A vpn will encrypt all traffic, including
    email, files, whiteboards, web meetings, ftp / tftp, RS-232,
    and many proprietary communication protocols such as
    used by scada systems.
    Of the 12-16 hours per day that my work computer is online,
    maybe 30 minutes is web browsing.
    You can also open a vpn through a https website, assuming
    that you have access to do so. Its a bit slow though.
    Paul in Houston TX, Mar 5, 2013
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    cameo Guest

    I've got it. Thanks.
    cameo, Mar 5, 2013
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    Another problem I ran into recently is that after turning on this VPN
    server, it created an unforeseen conflict with my TVersity DLNA media
    streaming service. All of a sudden, the TVersity service stopped
    responding to start/stop commands, and was very slow to start. As soon
    as I removed the VPN setup, TVersity went back to normal. According to
    the TVersity forums, another individual also had a similar problem after
    installing a different VPN software, Hamachi. So if Hamachi and the
    Windows 7 VPN are similar, then that might be in conflict with DLNA
    media streamers. At least PPTP-based VPN would be. PPTP uses TCP port
    1723, don't know if DLNA software uses the same one?

    Yousuf Khan
    Yousuf Khan, Mar 8, 2013
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    Paul Guest

    There's a claim here, that the DLNA uses a broadcast to reach other
    devices. (On some other site, it mentioned a particular port and UDP?)
    So that might have something to do with it ?

    In that example, they used IGMP to connect two subnets
    together, so DLNA could be seen.

    Paul, Mar 8, 2013
  5. cameo


    Nov 30, 2016
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    Well, you can always try a VPN to establish a secure tunnel between your computer and the sites you want to access. I would suggest not to go for a free VPN since they're not that great at protecting you online. I had a terrible experience with a WiFi hotspot once coz I was using a free account.
    4 days ago, I renewed my subscription to Ivacy VPN which is great for online security and also anonymizes my online activity. They have this great Cyber Monday deal that gives you 2 years of subscription for $36. It's a really great deal imo.
    AdrianH, Nov 30, 2016
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