Does VPN do anything in my case?

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  1. AmazingGracePlayer

    AmazingGracePlayer Notebook Deity

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    Hi all, question regarding VPN - at work, we are allowed to connect our personal device to work WiFi. However we must use our unique work ID and password to log in (as WiFi password, not through a web interface after connecting to WiFi). In this case, if I have VPN on my laptop or phone, does it make a difference in encrypting my personal traffic from corporate IT? Or is having vpn pointless in this case?
     
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    It works the same way as always - your corporate IT can only trace the fact that you make a single connection to your the server of tour VPN provider and from then on everything is within an encrypted tunnel, so that can see nothing.

    They can easily figure out you're using VPN but not the traffic.
     
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  3. Alan C.

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    Yup. Though I think if you're using a VPN that A) isn't encrypted or B) leaks your DNS, then they might be able to see. A quick way to distinguish good VPNs from bad ones is if they're free or paid. I personally use ExpressVPN. It's a bit costly but the service is great.
     
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    You should read up on ExpressVPN's privacy fine print. I tried them and NordVPN but in the end NordVPN won for me. I love my Nord.
     
  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I tried NordVPN but didn't like the fact that your email address is used to connect to their service. VPN.ac, which I use, assigns a random user name when you register.
     
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    I use seperate everything when setting stuff like that up. Only used for that one purpose/service. Very meticulous and secretive (and secure too). ;) Lol

    In fact getting everything setup and secure anonymously is really the hardest part. Once you're in you're good to go for a while though.
     
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    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    I also recommend VPN.ac, using them for a few years after recommendations on this forum, great service and support.
     
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