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vk3col
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Re: Using a VPN on Optusnet in Australia

Obviously you have never had a VPN, that is entire idea of it, it changes at least every 20 minutes. If it didn't change there would be no point in having it. Google VPN and read up what they do. Thanks for your reply anyway.
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Logged-Off
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Re: Using a VPN on Optusnet in Australia

A VPN is built to encrypt traffic between 2 points, so by doing this is where it gets its privacy from. The end website only sees the end of the vpn, not you machine.

Unless you disconnect from one VPN endpoint and connect to another you will keep the same IP address - and in most cases it will be a shared IP address that others use.

Even your VPN provider states this.
https://support.nordvpn.com/FAQ/1047408492/Will-I-get-a-different-IP-every-time.htm
YetAnotherAcc
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Re: Using a VPN on Optusnet in Australia


@vk3col wrote:
Obviously you have never had a VPN,.

I have for work.


that is entire idea of it, it changes at least every 20 minutes..

No its not. The two main reasons/uses for VPN's are 1) to encrypt endpoints as @Logged-Off says, and 2) to provide IP in different geo locations (or different provider in same geo location) to bypass geo blocking.

While IP rotation may be an option, its far from the "entire idea of it".

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Tigers1719
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Re: Using a VPN on Optusnet in Australia

@vk3col  Mac using Checkpoint VPN  and Windows 10 PC OpenVPN both using MS Outlook for Email and no issues. 
I believe it is a configuration issue this link may help
https://www.macwheeler.com/windows-10-office-365-cannot-connect-over-openvpn-fixed/

I am an Optus user.
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