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question about wifi on the droid

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by rubinscube, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. rubinscube

    rubinscube Well-Known Member
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    when you use the wifi on your droid, do you have an ip or something that identifies you like when you use your computer at home? not sure if I am wording this right. for example, if you stumbled onto a malicious website on your computer, they could easily get your ip address. if you used your droid wifi at a coffee shop with the same website, would they have some identifier for your phone?:thinking:
     

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  2. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    The internet is a massive IP network. You have to have an IP address. Your Droid is assigned a local IP address like all devices on your own network. It's not the same as the external IP address on your router, which is what the outside world sees (in a nutshell). There's obviously far more to the rabbit hole than just that.

    It's doubtful, though, that your Droid will ever have a static IP (one that doesn't change).
     
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