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VPN and wifi

Discussion in 'Networking' started by philesq7, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. philesq7

    philesq7 Thread Starter

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    Hello and thanks. If I have my work laptop connected to my work vpn from home and also connected to my home secure wifi, can my company see what I do on my home laptop that is also connected to my secure wifi?
     
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    Depends on how the VPN works, what "spyware" they have running on the work laptop, and what firewall protection you have on your home laptop. If this is a legit company they probably do not have any such "spyware" running and the VPN probably blocks any other networking at the same time.
     
  3. philesq7

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    Thanks - is there any way to know for sure? Should I just assume what I do on my personal computer that is connected to the same wifi network is secure? I have norton for a forewall.
     
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    Hello and thanks. If I have my work laptop connected to my work vpn from home and also connected to my home secure wifi, can my company see what I do on my home laptop that is also connected to my secure wifi?
     
  5. lunarlander

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    No. what you do on your home laptop cannot be monitored by your company.
     
  6. philesq7

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    Thanks....so if I have my work laptop on vpn and my home wifi, my company cant see that im applying for jobs or on job sites while on my home laptop even if both are on fhe same wifi network?
     
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    I've merged your threads here. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
     
  8. lunarlander

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    The only piece of hardware that sees where you are going to is your router, and your company does not control that.
     
  9. philesq7

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    Thanks for all of the answers. Im a newbie and dont know how wifi networks work...just wanted to make sure I could do job searches..facebook etc on a diff laptop but on the same network as my work laptop...didnt think about only the router having access
     
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