Changing An IP Address on my PC

Reply Tue 15 Feb, 2011 02:32 am
Since I live most of the year out of the U.S., when the local broadband service feeds include web sites like National Georgraphic and PBS, some of the videos are blocked - sorry, this program cannot be viewed in your country. I know that there are a number of web sites that you can download programs that purport to change IP addresses. But certainly the free ones don't work and the cost for others is prohibitive($17.95 for 3 months, for example). How would YOU solve this problem for thousands(hundreds of thousands?) of us who have this problem?
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Reply Tue 15 Feb, 2011 08:47 am
Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 01:11 am
Great link Drewdad!!

just a quick explaination on how proxies work when your own connection doesn't. A proxy does what the name implies; it acts on your PC's behalf to pass data to and from your PC. In other words, you are letting the Proxy do the internet browsing for you.

This can be good and it can be bad. Please be sure to keep your antivirus and firewall up-to-date as security can sometimes be compromised. Additionally, just because you're using a proxy, it doesn't mean your actions are completely hidden and untraceable. I know you're just looking to view PBS or other local sites specific to countries, so it wouldn't necessarily be a concern. But still, a little knowledge goes a long way and you can't be too careful when it comes to safe computing.

Good luck!
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