I have seen this question asked before; I want to know if I can use a VPN to disguise my internet traffic so my employer can't see what websites I'm visiting while at work. However, unlike most people, I do all of my work on my personal computer, which has no sort of monitoring software or anything on it from the company. They give us a work laptop but permit us to use personal ones, so I use my alienware for most things at work.
My setup I wanted to use would involve setting up a VPN server at home using PPTP and then connecting to it from work. My understanding is that this will route all of my traffic through my internet at home, thus preventing them from seeing what I'm doing with the internet. I will still be using the work Ethernet which goes out through a router here, so I'm not sure if they'll be able to see anything or not.
Again, I have no monitoring software installed on this laptop. I know that my work uses monitoring software on our work laptops, but I wouldn't want to use a VPN on there, just my personal one. Basically, I want anything and everything I do on my personal laptop to be as untracable (or as hard to trace) as possible for the people at my work, because it's just that; personal. In fact, all of the work-related activities I do don't even sit on the host Linux operating system, but on a Windows virtual machine. I do all of my personal things from that host to keep things separate. I just like to keep my personal life isolated from work.
What do you guys think? Would this work?