Discussion in 'All other topics' started by jtan189, Feb 21, 2007.
yes, yes, and yes. better to just do your downloading at home if you think you have anything to fear.
Not only can they track or filter you, but, if they're smart, they will. Not only are the tools widely available, but liability reasons all but mandate their use.
they won't be able to identify who you are ,
if you have an IP, they can figure you out. and he'll have an IP.
if they want you, they'll get you. the net leaves a trail to every pc. you'd need to learn some major hacking skills to effectively cover your tracks, and that's about all the help i can give you.
what you should do is simple enough: don't do anything on your school connection that you don't mind being caught for doing.
you want to fileshare or view gay mature bestiality fetish porn or whatever, do it on your home connection. there, the only place you have to deal with is your ISP, and if you have a good one they'll try to protect you a bit over turn you in.
the isp logs your activity...that's part of the services rendered. they know what you do and when you do it online. however, that doesn't mean they're going to turn over a customer first chance they get. if they notice you're up to something that's a no-no, they usually send you a few warning letters first.
most schools aren't okay with you downloading [bold]at all[/bold]. too many moronic children download virii and put the network at risk, plus downloading illegal content opens the school up for a law suit. i know at my old high school, if you were caught downloading, you lost your computer privileges for something like 3 months.
what's the problem with downloading at home or at an unsecured hotspot, like a cyber cafe? in the former you have the security of the service you pay for, the latter the closest thing to anonymity you will get. why do you see the need to risk yourself at school?
Some of my friends download movies using torrents in their perspective schools. Its much faster there. LOL..
faster? yes. prudent? bloody hell no.
in my dorm, they don't really monitor your activites...they just shut off all p2p ports. unless you know a great deal about proxying, you can't get around it. considering the massive firewall they've stuck me behind, i don't get to do any p2p downloading >.<
First of all, i doubt there surveying who's connected to there WIFI and watching what what sites your going on.
But in the rare case where they are,the only trail you leave is your ip address.
Even If they got your Ip they wouldn't be able to find out where you are and what your name is...But it's better if they don't have it.
I suggest you download a program like "Hide ip",which simply hides your ip address and gives a false one.
Hide ip download
I also suggest you surf the net through a proxy.
a proxy is A website that functions as a relay between the user and a destination Web site. It hides the IP address of the user's machine from the Web site and may provide encryption on the user side. Many organizations create their own anonymous proxy servers, and there are public access anonymous proxy servers on the Internet that can be used by anyone. See anonymous Web surfing and Web bug. From:
Here is a list of proxys:
To check that the proxy's and that Hide ip are functioning,go to this site before activating Hide ip and then go after activating Hide ip,and see if the ip address is the same,before and after.
The following sites should intrest you:
How do I change my IP address?
"How do I change my IP address?" and "Can I change my IP address?" are probably the most commonly asked questions. Please attempt the following then, if that does not work, visit the Change IP Address forum.
Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off (or unplugging the power of) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes. In many cases this will change your IP address. However, if that does not change your IP address, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. Hopefully this will result in an IP change.
If the above does not result in your IP address changing, please look through the below for the situation that best matches yours and attempt to change your IP address that way. Unfortunately you are not able to get your IP address to change in all cases, as it is ultimate determined by your ISP's DHCP configuration (when you've got a dynamically assigned IP address, that is.)
Windows - Computer connected directly to the modem
1. Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
Start Menu Run Box
2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
3. Type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
Windows (second option) - Computer connected directly to the modem
1. Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes).
3. Shut down computer.
4. Turn off computer.
5. Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches.
6. Turn off cable/DSL modem.
7. Leave off overnight.
8. Turn everything back on.
call it false all you want, but if they have a guy with half the knowledge our own the_fiend has working even part time, anyone on the using the network can be caught quite easily.
this isn't as much about getting around the school system as it is about being smart. you're a lot better off staying away from filesharing on a school network than you are trying to pull it off.
Possibly true,but what are the chances that someone ADvanced on computers works at his school?
going from my high school experience, i'd say pretty good.
well, that was in Highschool though. I guess since high schools have more limited students compared to a university, then they are more tighter. And I think once you live in a dorm, it really doesn't matter what site you go too. Or what kind of files u dl. As long as you pay your bill, they won't give a @#!$ out of you.
what site you go to? no. but as for downloading, universities across the US have been shutting that down. once they block the ports used by p2p applications and bittorrent through the network firewall, you're screwed unless you know an ungodly amount about ...well, hacking.
mm... a quick question since you guys seem to know a few things ... im a internet dumnie.. as many .. i have dl movies before but they have since shut my sites down i went to ... know anygood ones to go to?? without $$
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