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mildew
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I just setup my friends network at his house and he is worried the name I gave to his network will be seen and flagged by his IT dept when he VPNs into his work.

Could an IT dept actually see his home network name? I don't think so, but my network knowledge is limited.


His network name: "wifi4porn" (one of his neighbors had one that is "wifi4work"). Yes, I am 13.

6/3/2015 2:31:03 PM

DeltaBeta
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They won't see his SSID name.

6/3/2015 2:58:54 PM

BobbyDigital
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the VPN tunnel is established between his laptop/PC and the VPN server on the corporate network. Everything outside of that tunnel is invisible in a packet trace.

The only way they could see his home network name is if he's desktop sharing with someone at work and his SSID is visible on his desktop, etc.

6/3/2015 3:35:21 PM

mildew
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Thanks fellas

6/3/2015 3:41:16 PM

Jeepin4x4
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should have made it wifi4pron

6/3/2015 3:56:33 PM

Novicane
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all they can see is it is encrypted traffic. Unless they are able to backdoor in and screengrab shit on his work PC...

6/4/2015 8:22:31 PM

smoothcrim
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SSID, no. workgroup/local broadcast domain, it depends on the vpn client and your OS. hopefully you didn't set the router's domain to wifi4porn.local or something

6/5/2015 4:51:11 PM

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