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Windows 7: VPN Services

27 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
VPN Services

Hey guys,

I've never quite understood the whole VPN Tunneling thing and how it can actually let you remain anonymous.

For example, - This service is fairly new, however services like this have been around for a while.

Now on their site they state this;
Your existing ISP will not be able to intercept and track your applications or communication
Your existing ISP can not limit what you can do nor limit what information you can access
Other organizations or individuals can’t intercept or track your applications or communication.
Now what throws me off, is even hiding from your ISP. To me, I understand it this way. All your raw outgoing data has to travel through ISP equipment/swarms no matter what, I could see a service sending back encrypted data to your computer making it hard for people to find out what it is, but in a sense doesn't the information still come back to one simple location - your ISP generated IP.

I mean I can see it being encrypted, not knowing what it is and where it is going, but it all ends up in the same place? Isn't your ISP the first to see what you send and receive?

I don't know if I made sense, lol, anyone care to explain how a VPN Tunneling service would actually be able to hide what is going on from your own ISP?

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27 Jan 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

The whole idea of VPN is for that "Privacy" thing. Your connection does have to go through ISP, but the ISP it self is just a "pipe". When you establish VPN connection, your ISP does know that your computer is connected to some other computer on the internet, and that's about it.

Most of the time, your VPN gateway will be used as the "Default Route", whatever you requested will be "tunneled" through the VPN connection. It's as if your ISP is just a "cable" connecting you to the VPN service provider. Your ISP will see that you are connected to ONE computer on the internet and are receiving and transferring data to and from it. The data it self is encrypted. Your ISP will only see ONE computer as your "peer", you don't connect to other computer.

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27 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thanks for describing it better for me. It had me thinking, figured I'd ask.

I know it's off topic to Windows 7, but I figured the community here would have a good grasp on it.

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