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# 12803 6-Apr-2007 13:14
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i have been looking at virtual private networks. and is it true that if you have a virtual private network your isp cannot  see what you are doing online. with proxies your isp can still detect how much data you use. but with the virtual private networks they cannot see how much data your using right? so would this let us download as much as we want and xtra won't be able to detect how much data we use so we will have unlimited downloads? i am referring to this virtual private network software here:

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# 66491 6-Apr-2007 13:24
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# 66492 6-Apr-2007 13:57
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Take a page from the heralds books and invent wireless ADSL. I dare you too.

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  # 66497 6-Apr-2007 17:17
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there sure is


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  # 66910 12-Apr-2007 13:01
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not to mention every single website, email server and p2p programme would have to establish a vpn tunnel with you as well.. if you want free net get a wireless  device and connect to someones unsecured network and point your traffic out their DG.


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  # 67179 16-Apr-2007 01:12
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Data is still data and it can be counted.
What they cant see (easily) is what is inside that data if it runs over an encrypted vpn connection.
Because it is leaving your modem and entering the internet, it will still get counted.

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  # 67361 17-Apr-2007 15:21
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Using any decent encryption (i.e. VPN) will increase your data usage too, as the encrypted packets will be bigger.

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