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TxGypsy

Sep 1, 2014, 8:28 AM

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Anyone use a proxy server so that you can access all US web sites and TV shows? If I'm not mistaken this is what you use so that it looks like you are accessing the internet from the US even though you are in Mexico. Any recommendations on which service to use?



johanson / Moderator


Sep 1, 2014, 9:02 AM

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Take a look at the next post titled
dd-wrt (vpn) router behind telmex router
I hope the information posted will help


TxGypsy

Sep 1, 2014, 9:48 AM

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That does not appear to be what I am looking for, but thanks.

A proxy server is a paid service that hides my actual location. If someone 'pings' my computer it will show that I am actually in Phoenix, St. Louis or wherever I decide to connect through. This will allow me to see local programming for the TV stations among other things. Many of these services have it so that you can choose the location you'd like to be 'local' to. I used one at one time that I really liked, but I can't remember the name of it. Seems like I heard about it on here and thought someone might recommend the same one again.


johanson / Moderator


Sep 1, 2014, 10:28 AM

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I too have much to learn on the subject. But I thought VPNs, or virtual private network providers like TunnelBear, did what you were asking for. The trouble is many VPNs only allow you to choose the country you appear to be located in but not the area of that country.
Shown below are a few of the others I have heard mentioned
Another is http://strongvpn.com .
and another https://hidemyass.com/vpn/promo/1/5/
Again I am not an expert on the subject, and would love to learn more from someone who is an expert on the subject
I know that with tunnelBear which only allows me to choose the country would show that I was near Quebec when I chose Canada and did not give me the option to choose the West Coast.
I too hope that someone who is knowledgeable on the subject would add to this conversation


roberth

Sep 1, 2014, 11:40 AM

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Proxy servers are typically free, but offer connections that can be unreliable, and often times greatly slow down your connection speed. There are some free VPNs and some paid VPNs. If it's a service you expect to use on a daily basis then it's worth paying for, as it's pretty cheap anyways and you'll get better speed and stability. I use PIA from within Mexico and I'm content with the quality of their service. They don't have the most robust selection of servers compared to some other companies, but it's more than enough for my needs. I would suggest checking out the 'hot deals' section of the slickdeals.com website, to see if there are any current deals running on VPN services. There'll be a lot of information about the company running the sell from members of the slickdeals site. I found the deal I'm currently on via slickdeals, $32 a year for PIA's VPN service.


Mstonge


Sep 1, 2014, 9:50 PM

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In Reply To
Shown below are a few of the others I have heard mentioned
Another is http://strongvpn.com .
and another https://hidemyass.com/vpn/promo/1/5/


I personally use Hidemyass, mentioned above. I have been with them for about 2 years - they have great sales on their 12-month fares about twice a year, especially around end-of-year, so they can be pretty cheap. They have numerous proxy-servers. I have use servers based in the USA (for Netflix and Hulu mainly), in Brazil (for shows in Portuguese and Netflix), France, the UK (Netflix), and Italy. In all cases speed was more than decent, as well as stability. Of course some servers are better than others, but overall I'm pretty satisfied. I have used their VPNs on my iPhone, iPad or Mac with equal success, and their configuration programs are easy to use. You can of course select the exact server you wish to use (and they have numerous servers across Canada too !).


Azuledos


Sep 2, 2014, 6:32 AM

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Since MediaHint no longer is free, and my experiences with HotspotShield, TunnelBear and TorNetwork proved unsatisfactory (overly complex & intrusive), I've recently been using Zenmate, a free VPN/encryption service. I appear to the internet as if I am located in New York. Zenmate is available from the Chrome WebStore as a top-rated extension, and is in development for Firefox. https://zenmate.com/

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roberb7


Sep 2, 2014, 8:01 AM

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https://boxpn.com/ is another good one.


buffalodon


Sep 2, 2014, 11:09 AM

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'HotspotShield, TunnelBear and TorNetwork proved unsatisfactory (overly complex & intrusive)'

I use TunnelBear, and it's either ON or OFF. It doesn't get much simpler than that.





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mazbeach

Sep 5, 2014, 4:14 PM

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I've been with StrongVPN for over a year now and never had a problem or a slowdown. When you sign up initially you pick the city and server, anywhere in the world. It also allows you to change server and location on the fly if you chose. For me, I went with what looks like their home area (San Francisco) and one of the many lightly loaded servers available at that location. The cost is low at $21 a quarter and they will reduce that if you refer somebody to them and they get the service.


laurasuarez


Mar 5, 2015, 2:18 AM

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You could check ZenMate. It is free ;)


DonJuane

Apr 11, 2015, 12:20 AM

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Just remember by using a VPN or proxy server, you are sharing your online activity with the owner of the VPN or proxy server. The people at Zinmate or any other provider can capture your activities online just like your conventional Internet provider does today, in fact when any VPN is enabled, any tracking going on with your daily online actives with your base provider gets transferred to the VPN provider to allow them to monitor what you do online.

So when using any VPN provider or proxy server, trust should be an issue and if not, it should be.

The inherent problem with free services is until the last decade or so, people were smart enough to know you can't operate a business for free and with that knowledge, realized there was some price to pay with all free offerings. As with Google and other "free" software and services, free VPNs and proxy servers do exist and they appear to be free. They have to make a profit, so how is it done? They profit by monitoring and selling lists of all your internet habits to advertisers, plus they are really bad about exposing ........ ....... (that's right, I have no idea, nor do you).

Keep this in mind if you are doing any kind of company business online. With the advent of the iPhone, Google, Android, etc. people don't seem to care any longer if their personal information is mined and sold to the highest bidder. It's certainly your prerogative to share, but for those of you who have forgotten, there is still no such thing as a free lunch.


markosjal

Jan 5, 2016, 12:12 AM

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DonJuane is exactly correct! I ran a proxy server for many years from a texas data center and no different from a VPN they can get you bank login details if you log into your bank account , etc.


When I want a proxy or VPN like service I have a free browser addon from http://www.anonymox.net. You can search for Anonomox browser add ons in Chrome or Firefox addons. It is easy to turn off when you do not use it so it does not slow down your connection when you do not need it , as a dedicated VPN or proxy config will.

If you are looking to use it for streaming TV from the USA or Canada, check out http://hdtvstreamers.tv which require NO PROXY , NO VPN and work anywhere in the world with no Proxy/VPN and offer English Language TV from all over the world, including Netflix and Amazon Movies and TV.


Mark de Leon


zubairkhanzhk

Sep 29, 2017, 12:30 AM

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buddy, I think the proxy is not reliable I am using Nord VPN to access block site, and it is working fine for more choices you can visit: https://www.reviewsdir.com/best-vpn-mexico/


(This post was edited by RickS on Sep 29, 2017, 7:00 PM)
 
 
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