View Full Version : Any computer experts? I have a question.
05-21-2007, 11:48 AM
If somebody has your IP address, such as a college, can they find out everything you have on your computer? Like if you have things such as music and games on your computer before you go to college, can they find these things once you're at college from having your IP address?
05-21-2007, 11:50 AM
what's your IP address and i'll let you know
your question doesn't make sense. if i have your ip address, i can't, necessarily, find anything out except that you're connected to a certain network. on the other hand, if you're sharing certain files, i should technically be able to find them as long as i know where your computer is. however, universities tend to block sharing off the network. as do 99% of home use ISPs. regardless, you should reform your question and ask what you actually mean, because right now, it's compeltely ambiguous.
05-21-2007, 12:10 PM
Ok, sorry for the confusion. The college I am attending sent me a letter saying that I could get in trouble for downloading music. They had my IP address so they must have "saw" me downloading a song at some point. Meaning they know when I download a song so I could potentially lose my internet access. If I was using limewire, could they find all the songs on my limewire (even ones I downloaded last summer before I went to college) through my IP address?
Edit: Also, when using limewire I blocked the ability for others to download my songs because people said that would make you more susceptible to being caught by the university.
no. they saw the network traffic and traced it to a 3rd site (where you were downloading from). solution? don't use crap like limewire.
05-21-2007, 12:17 PM
Alright thanks for the help.
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