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When looking up my IP it says "Suspected Network Sharing Device". What does this mean?

A network sharing device is simply a router as opposed to a modem/PC connection. Our servers are generally connected to Peer servers which handle the traffic of many different Providers. No Provider can operate without going through these servers. These servers or others like them are located worldwide.

Normally the first hop is from your PC to the router then to your ISP’s DSLAM in the exchange from there to one of the ISP’s servers then onwards through several servers to the destination. When using the VPN4ALL service, the first hop is from your PC to our Servers, many of which are connected to Peer servers (some are not), bypassing your ISP.

In either case you may see: “Suspected Network Sharing Device” or “None”. Neither is a cause for concern.


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