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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3480 on: January 08, 2017, 09:37:43 PM »
What exactly are you trying to accomplish? If you explain, we can try to help.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3481 on: January 08, 2017, 10:04:12 PM »
Every time you log out and need to log back in, you will have a new IP address, so u don't need VPN/proxy
What do you mean by "Every time you log out"? What action would you take to log out?

Keep in mind that when you connect to the publicly situated hotspots known as "optimumwifi", you are assigned an IP address via DHCP. If you then try to access the public internet, your attempt will either be intercepted to take you to an Optimum login page, or your attempt will be allowed if you previously logged in and told Optimum to remember your MAC address.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3482 on: January 08, 2017, 10:16:40 PM »
I'm trying to make multiple orders from retailer.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3483 on: January 08, 2017, 10:19:35 PM »
I'm trying to make multiple orders from retailer.
There is no way for you to change the IP Optimum gives you, the only thing you can do is using a VPN as some already said above.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3484 on: January 08, 2017, 10:25:06 PM »
Ok. Any recommendations for a free VPN? Or does any decent one cost?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3485 on: January 08, 2017, 10:27:46 PM »
There is no way for you to change the IP Optimum gives you, the only thing you can do is using a VPN as some already said above.
If logging in via public WiFi, u get a new IP address every time u go into airplane mode for 2 minutes.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3486 on: January 08, 2017, 10:28:18 PM »
What do you mean by "Every time you log out"? What action would you take to log out?

Keep in mind that when you connect to the publicly situated hotspots known as "optimumwifi", you are assigned an IP address via DHCP. If you then try to access the public internet, your attempt will either be intercepted to take you to an Optimum login page, or your attempt will be allowed if you previously logged in and told Optimum to remember your MAC address.
Every time u log out would usually mean airplane mode in this case

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3487 on: January 08, 2017, 10:28:22 PM »
Ok. Any recommendations for a free VPN? Or does any decent one cost?
Windscribe gives 2gb a month free. Nothing completely free is going to be very good.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3488 on: January 08, 2017, 10:35:50 PM »
If logging in via public WiFi, u get a new IP address every time u go into airplane mode for 2 minutes.
I don't think that is true with Optimum wifi.

Windscribe gives 2gb a month free. Nothing completely free is going to be very good.
What about TunnelBeaR? I only need the VPN for specific sites. Can I turn it on for them, and keep it off during othertime? Like this I can stay within 500mg limits?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3489 on: January 08, 2017, 10:37:05 PM »


I don't think that is true with Optimum wifi.
If u change it to manual sign in, it is IME

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3490 on: January 08, 2017, 10:37:10 PM »
I don't think that is true with Optimum wifi.
What about TunnelBeaR? I only need the VPN for specific sites. Can I turn it on for them, and keep it off during othertime? Like this I can stay within 500mg limits?
Don't know about TunnelBeaR but you are able to do that with Windscribe, that's what I do whenever I need a VPN.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3491 on: January 08, 2017, 11:16:43 PM »
Yes tunnelbear would also work for this

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3492 on: January 08, 2017, 11:28:05 PM »
Quora post
"It is strongly adviced against using any free VPN nowadays. You’re risking your online privacy and ALL your data by using a free VPN and you’d be better off with using no VPN whatsoever. There are examples of free VPNs selling user information and bandwidth basically turning the whole VPN into Botnet. To save money on servers they’ve also used other people’s computers as a node driving someone else’s traffic through so that other person has an IP they can’t be identified. In other words, they’re using your IP and if one of their customer does something illegal online while connected to web through your IP address, all their actions will be traceable straight to your IP address!

With VPN you are driving all your traffic to and through their servers and that’s a huge security issue if you are using a VPN that’s not to be trusted. Chances are the free VPN service provider is just data mining your traffic and selling your browsing information among other information to advertisers. Remember, those free VPN services have to make money somehow and unfortunately with free VPNs that money is made out of your information, leaving you even more unprotected online than without using any VPN whatsoever."
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3493 on: January 09, 2017, 08:15:03 AM »
I use VPNGate:
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3494 on: January 09, 2017, 09:48:06 PM »
anyone have any experience using icloud photos to download pictures on Microsoft? on apple FAQ it says to go into file explorer and go to icloud photos. I do that and I click download photos. I get an error saying it has to download, and if this is the first time, it may take a while. ive been waiting over an hour, any ideas? also how would my computer know my id and password?