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How to make your computer appear to be from uk?

3046 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2008 6:13 AM by etresoft RSS
Feldman Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Is there a program that can make it appear as if your computer is from the uk?
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  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Jul 6, 2008 6:46 AM (in response to Feldman)
    Have a desperate need to watch the latest episode of +Doctor Who+ from the BBC's web site?

    The answer is I'm sure there are some proxy services somewhere that can do this, the question is whether they are at all reputable and I suspect none of them would do it for free.
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  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
    Hey! What's wrong with +Doctor Who?+

    If you setup a proxy using one of many free proxies available, you can be from wherever you want. Here is one such site. There are also paid subscriber proxy sites that would be more reliable and have higher performance.

    Just don't believe anything about being "anonymous". There is no such thing. These proxies are useful for watching +Doctor Who+ and NBA games, but not much else.

    On your Mac, you can setup a network location with a proxy and just switch to that location whenever you want to move yourself to a new country.
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  • i.3d Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
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    Jul 6, 2008 10:02 PM (in response to etresoft)
    etresoft wrote:


    On your Mac, you can setup a network location with a proxy and just switch to that location whenever you want to move yourself to a new country.


    Care to elaborate please. How exactly?
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  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Jul 6, 2008 10:05 PM (in response to etresoft)
    etresoft wrote:
    Hey! What's wrong with +Doctor Who?+


    Not a thing - I'm a Whovian from way back myself.

    However that having been said, SciFi in the US isn't running that far behind the BBC, only about a
    month or so.
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  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    Jul 7, 2008 6:13 AM (in response to i.3d)
    System Preferences -> Network -> Locations -> Edit Locations -> "+" button

    That will create a location identical to the current "Automatic" location. Next, select the interface you use with this location (Airport or Ethernet) and setup the proxy according to the proxy settings (usually address and port - maybe fancy things like SOCKS.

    Now, just switch to your proxy location whenever you want to use it. This will work in Safari for sure. I don't know about Firefox. It used to be a bit more difficult to setup proxies in Firefox because Firefox didn't (doesn't?) use the system location settings. I don't know how Firefox works these days.
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