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  • Of course. Just because you connect your computer to one router does not mean the messages don't travel through many servers and routers on their way to the internet.
  • This is such a wide open question. Who are 'they'? The other computer users? Then the answer would likely be 'no'. They would have no idea that another person has connected to the same router. Unless you were doing something that would make them suspect you were connecting. In bigger offices, it may be more than just PCs connecting to each other (and the internet). There may be servers involved. If so, servers can be set up to monitor network traffic, looking for things out of the ordinary. But 'they' would have to know what to look for. A sharp network support person could configure the network in such a way that any unauthorized PC trying to connect would not be able to. There are a dozen ways to accomplish this. Hope that answers the question.
  • One can always be tracked at some level. In this case, outsiders could probably only track you to the office; but the office IT staff could trace your connections to your computer. One way to avoid this is to use a web service that will mask your internet activity once past the router; the router will only be able to see what that masking service is, not what you do.
  • This is a stupid question. It implies that you may be up to no good. Are you afraid of being caught doing something or just curious. When you connect to a computer you see what is going on by sending network traffic or messages or packets back and forth. To route this information they have to have an address. A lot depends on how secure the network is and if they track everything. Network traffic can be tracked, but quite often it may not be. If the traffic is going through a router or a server, then there may be some kind of a log being stored or maybe not. When you connect, to a network you have a Network Controller or NIC Card. The NIC card has a hardware network address. It is suppose to be unique. This can be used to track people, or restrict certain activities related to a network address, Network Object, or User. For instance, in Novell there was a way to force a user to be restricted to logging on only from a specific hardware address. Some routers let you masquerade by putting an address of a hardware device in a setup variable and then that is used for everyone connected to the router.
  • its possible
  • Since a person can be tracked using their own router YES.

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