Appearing "unique" behind the same router / modem?
Posted on 2012-03-14
Say that I have 5 IPs assigned to me from my ISP. I want to be able to use all 5 of these IPs from my primary computer. Basically, 1 IP for the main system and the other 4 ips assigned to vmware workstation slices of new OS installs.
Beyond using different software configurations (OS, browser, and other client side traceable things like font set, etc) my question is, even though the IPs are unique... is there anything else hardware wise that can connect all 5 IPs at the end point? For example:
1. All network traffic passes through the same NIC, will this leave a fingerprint?
2. All network traffic passes through the same router, will this leave a fingerprint?
3. All network traffic passes through the same modem, will this leave a fingerprint?
I just want to make sure that I don't need to buy new routers and new computers in order to eliminate a common fingerprint shared between all of the systems.
It didn't make sense to me that people weren't having success with vmware but were doing okay when cheap new computers were used instead of vmware installs even though they were on the same network.
I'm assuming that either they messed up somewhere during their attempt at vmware or there actually is a fingerprint attached to every packet that can identify it's source if it leaves the same machine or goes through the same network.
Hope that makes sense guys! Enlighten me!