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IP address is a bit meaningless

I have a "guest" wifi network (no password as its simpler for visitors & live in a rural area so only a handful of neighbours or their visitors could jump on it anyway) in addition to main one, so visitors can get their social media fix, check emails or whatever. Its separate (& locked down) from "main" network so visitors cannot do any harm, but as only have one IP address from ISP will send any visitor outgoing messages from same IP address when it goes out. So IP address would not even be from a "household member" if a visitor did a torrent (though if they did, it would be painful for them, copper only in the sticks so although unlimited download / upload limits from ISP, if a visitor wants to download anything a long old wait compared to fibre)

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