iPad Any Way to Bypass Optimum/Cablevision Home Network Requirement?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by npro1464, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. npro1464 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    I dled the Optimum app where you can watch live tv, but you can only watch it while your at home. What's the point? Why would I watch live tv from my iPad at home when I could just watch live tv from a tv?!

    Anyway, I was wondering if there was any way around this. Is there any way to spoof the home network or make the App think that your at home? Thanks!
  2. alan111 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2010
    x2 - I'd like to know this as well.
    Kind of pointless if you can only watch when you're home. Although it is cool.
  3. robo456 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    I don't have the ipad yet, but is there any kind of VPN client you can run on it so you can get your "internal" IP address? (I'm assuming that's what the cable company is looking for)...

  4. Rocinante2000 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2010
    I could be wrong but I think I read somewhere that it actually uses the mac address of the cable modem.
  5. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ipad has a built in VPN client. You need to setup a VPN connect on your home computer or router and then you would connect to it from outside from your ipad. once VPN is established you will be able to stream cablevision app
  6. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    There are others already doing this but they didn't post how they set it up.

    Last night I downloaded and installed EasyVPN to configure 10.6 as a VPN server. I was able to connect VPN on the iPad but I couldn't get any IP to route. I might have done something wrong setting up the VPN server. Will try it again.

  7. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Just got VPN up and running. Works great and not a bad quality.

    I used PPTP vpn as its one of the protocols that ipad supports.

    My firewall is a thinclient box that I converted to M0n0wall Firewall.

    I enabled PPTP VPN on my m0n0wall, configured server ip and client ips. Created user account and then replicated those settings on ipad vpn client.

    Connected to my android phone running wifi hotspot and was able to connect to my VPN at home. Launched Cablevision software and it started streaming.

    Coleman - PM me if you need help, I can take a look and check whats wrong with your setup if you want
  8. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    Sent a PM your way.
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I don't have a TV in my bathroom.
    I don't have a TV in my garage workshop.
    I don't have a TV in my kitchen.
    I don't have a TV in my loft.
    I can watch TV and have a ballgame on the iPad.
    Did I mention I can watch TV when I'm taking a dump? :D

    Oh yeah, the app is also green. Instead of leaving my LCD power hungry TV on as background noise when I work, I now use the iPad.

    That said, I wouldn't mind the capability to watch outside of home.
  10. ipader macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2010
    You can also watch on your deck, in your back yard or where ever you tell your wife you are presently working or fixing!
  11. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
  12. SomeFlyGuy macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Is there a tutorial for Windows? And I don't use a WiFi router. I only created an ad-hoc network. Will that complicate things?

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