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Does Ebay track your WAN ip address?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Blackleaf, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Blackleaf

    Blackleaf Newbie

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    Apologies for the rookie question, but I was browsing through ebay incognito and realized it never actually brought up WAN ips.

    I am using an xfinity gateway and I can easily change my IPv6 address, but its more difficult for the WAN. Do I need to change both to prevent ebay from linking my accounts?
     
  2. MichelBertrand

    MichelBertrand Registered Member

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    What is the difference between IPv6 and WAN? Is not it the same stuff?
     
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  3. Blackleaf

    Blackleaf Newbie

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    I'm not as tech-savy as I should be, but as I understand it the WAN is essentially your router's IP address. If, say, you were editing a wiki article without logging into an account, your edits would be shown as being made by your WAN even if you change your IPv6 between edits. It's supposed to cover all devices used by the router, where as the IPv6 is for specific machines.

    It warrants more research and I wish I could provide more insight, and it would be very useful to a lot of individuals if it was clear which IP ebay uses for linking accounts.
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    As I understand it, WAN is what your ISP gives to your router and IPv6 is given by your local network to your computer.
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    The short answer is eBay generally don't ban based on WAN alone but Amazon does.
     
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    Don't think so
     
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