Gizmos Freeware Reviews  

Go Back   Gizmo's Freeware Forum > Freeware Forum > General Computer Support

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01. Oct 2009, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
rwh
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Question Using a proxy US IP address from overseas

I will be traveling overseas and I want to access the network television web sites (abc, nbc, cbs, fox) for the purpose of downloading and watching TV shows while out of the country. The networks block access when the user comes in from a ip address that is not in the US. Is there a way to access anonymously or use a proxy server here in the US to access these web sites so it looks like I'm accessing the sites from America?
rwh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01. Oct 2009, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Been Here Since the Begin
 
kendall.a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,325
Default

I have absolutely no knowledge of this, but a quick Google search brought up proxy.org. Again, I can't say how good or bad they are or even if it is legal. I am not promoting this site; just suggesting that it might be what you are looking for. There is another site, but it has a cuss/swear word in it so I'm not going to post it here. PM me if you want it.
__________________
<-------Just jammin to some music....
kendall.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01. Oct 2009, 10:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
Site Manager
 
MidnightCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South American Banana Republic, third bunch from the left
Posts: 15,190
Default

For someone who usually has plenty to say I don't know anything about this either. Maybe the software used by these networks has to verify your IP location in which case nothing will work. If this isn't the case then if you try one of the programs listed here and it connects you now, then in theory it should also connect you from overseas too.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ng-service.htm

There's also the complicated option of accessing your own PC remotely from abroad but I couldn't advise you how to set this up either. There are others who will be online later who might have some better ideas for you.
__________________
Buy a Hoover and prove technology sucks.
MidnightCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01. Oct 2009, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
rwh
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks Kendall, I looked at the site & it is taking me to a bunch of proxy sites but when I try to watch a TV show through the proxy, it requires me to download Flash 9.0, which it won't let me do unless I sign up for a service that costs about $40 a year. I'll keep looking.
rwh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01. Oct 2009, 11:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 424
Default

I am somewhat familiar with this as proxies are commonly used to access blocked sites in bittorrent.

You most likely will be able to find a proxy to get through to the site. However, those sites that restrict access to certain countries are very quick to find out what proxies are being used and block the IP of the proxy.

So it is a constantly changing situation as new proxies come up to replace blocked ones and many proxy sites cease to exist after a short period.

If you search for "proxy sites by country", you will be able to find quite a few sites that list available free proxies and there are quite a few in the US as people around the world want to access those entertainment sites.

You could also search the name of the site you want to access and the word "proxy" as this lead you to a proxy that has worked for other users of that site.

I am not certain about anonymous, but I would not be surprised to find that those alternatives would be blocked.
mr6n8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01. Oct 2009, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
Foundation Editor
 
chris.p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 1,631
Default

Try posting on one of the many proxy forums - ask what the issues are wrt getting TV though the common proxies.

This one is good, been around for years, although there are a ton of them now if you search 'proxy forum'.

www.proxyblind.org/proxyblind-forum/

They also have big lists of proxies, so if one goes dead you hop to the next. Bandwidth is an issue with proxies if you are pulling big files or media through them, though, so you might have to chop & change to find one that gives you good throughput at any given time.
__________________
[URL="http://www.ecigarette-politics.com"]The politics of vaping[/URL][/SIZE]
chris.p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02. Oct 2009, 01:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
J_L
Co-Author, Best Free Security List
 
J_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,003
Default

Try NotMyIP. I don't have any experience with it though, doesn't install properly in my Windows 7 x64 RTM.

If that doesn't work, use HotSpot Shield, there's bandwidth limit though. This may help: http://www.ghacks.net/2008/06/05/fix...otspot-shield/
J_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08. Oct 2009, 10:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 15
Default

Most of those networks don't block IP's from outside of the USA unless it is a recent policy.

Not sure where you're going but I live in two countries, Australia and the USA, and have never had a problem accessing the other country's sites and streaming media including the ones you mention. The only problem site I've had is QANTAS.

Most places where the website or streaming video from a television network is blocked, it is the country you're in that is doing the blocking, so the workaround is probably a VPN. And depending on where you are, that could get you in trouble with the local authorities if they find out you're waatching it, so I would suggest not even trying it unless you KNOW it is legal in that country.

Remember while there, you are subject to their laws, no matter where you're from.
Drongo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08. Oct 2009, 11:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
J_L
Co-Author, Best Free Security List
 
J_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,003
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.L. View Post
Try NotMyIP. I don't have any experience with it though, doesn't install properly in my Windows 7 x64 RTM.
Now it works fine. It's better than UltraSurf, I could actually watch Hulu. Still prefer downloading though.
J_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.