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#1 zenkat

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:17 PM

A trip to the auditmypc.com site demonstrated that my private IP address is visible, but I don't know what to do about it. Is it something I should worry about? I'm afraid to mess with settings that will knock me offline. I'm using XP and IE8 on a home wireless network. TIA.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:27 PM

The fact a web site knows your public ip address is nothing to worry about. Your internal ip if behind a router can also be determined via Java and again its nothing to worry about. Maybe they are selling proxy services. there is really no such thing as anonymous surfing.
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#3 zenkat

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:35 PM

Okay, and the fact that my "LAN settings" in Internet Options/Connections are set to not use a proxy server is no problem, as well?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:44 PM

Hi Zenkat No, it is perfectly ok. It is default setting, and most people use this setting. Regards

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#5 zenkat

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:00 PM

Ok guys, thanks for resolving the issue and thanks for your great work, as always!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:02 PM

Your welcome Zenkat :thumbup:

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