Dr T.

asked • 08/01/13

Confused about IP adress.

Hello.I would like to make sure of somthing.I wanted to hide my IP adress so I downloaded a program called ,,proXPN".When I tryed to log in into my yahoo email it said that ,,they couldnt recognize my device" so that made me happy cuz it proved me it really hides my IP(atcually replace it with fake one of course).But what confuses me is that if i try out an online service that reveals ure ip it shows my real one ,even on facebook when i verifyed.Wasnt it suppose to show my fake one?Does it mean the program doesnt actually work that well?

2 Answers By Expert Tutors


Thomas D. answered • 08/03/13

4.4 (11)

K-12 Minneapolis Public School Tutor, also Sub at Orthodox Jewish Ele

Patrick M.

I agree Thomas, in a LAN I do not see a purpose to hiding an IP address other than maliciousness. 

Dr, have you considered using a VPN (virtual private network)? This would be a better alternative and more secure than using a third party software.  Good luck.


Julie A. answered • 09/05/14

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