Does ip lead to individual PCs?

TheOne asked 2 years ago

Hello all,

I have a simple question. If I use a non secured or free wifi spot to download some mp3s and movies, is there any way it can be traced back to my computer or me?

Since I assume the ip showing would be whatever the wifi connection is assigned by the ISP.

Thanks!

2 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 2 years ago

your PC's MAC address and the IP you used is likely stored in the logs at that location (at the very least, the DHCP logs), how long it is stored depends on how it was setup

mosey answered 2 years ago

[QUOTE=TheOne;1542]Hello all,

I have a simple question. If I use a non secured or free wifi spot to download some mp3s and movies, is there any way it can be traced back to my computer or me?

Since I assume the ip showing would be whatever the wifi connection is assigned by the ISP.

Thanks![/QUOTE]
i just posted a thread about the same thing BUT we have been identified as illegally downloading P2P music but didn't do it!! Was she identified thru the router at the dorm? The IP addresses don't match either. Most importantly, she didn't do it. How can they (RIAA) prosecute?

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