Can you trick the internet to think your within a "home" network without a mac home?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Joshiboi099, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Joshiboi099, Jul 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012

    Joshiboi099 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    I have a new Mac book Pro and would like to watch my time warner cable overseas whilst i travel. (via the web site)

    I have seen posts on how to do this with a computer on at home. I am however without this luxury. Can i set up my router or anything so i can get around this issue?

    Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Joshiboi099 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    I can change my ip address very easily. I have access to vpn software. (only certain ip's i can't just manually put one in) That does give me a USA IP which is half the battle, but then i'm looking at getting into my home network, making the computer think its home.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    "Getting into your home network" needs to be reconciled with your earlier statement that you are "without this luxury" of having a computer at home. If you don't have a computer on your home network, obviously you cannot use this non-existent computer to stream media from.
  4. Joshiboi099 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    ok sure thing. thats what i was asking. thank you.
    i was just wondering if you could port forward somehow in router settings to get in. all good.
  5. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    You travel with a Mac Pro?
  6. Joshiboi099 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    Sorry macbook pro
  7. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
  8. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Something like a Hava Monsoon maybe? I'm not sure if it supports OS X but it's worth looking into.
  9. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Gaining access to the TWC TV site from outside of your home and ESPECIALLY outside of the country will be extremely difficult if not impossible without a computer running in your home (even with one the experience wouldn't be great). The reason for this is because TimeWarner doesn't have the rights to distribute content outside of your home.

    What I suggest you do is buy a Slingbox. You connect it directly to your cable box and to your internet connection and it will stream your TV over the internet. You'll get all of your channels, not just the ones available on TWC TV. There are no monthly fees or anything, you just have to pay for the box itself. Check it out at
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  11. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    Step 1) ensure you have a bitchin' internet connection

    Step 2) ensure you have a router capable of running a VPN

    Step 3) set up VPN on said router

    Step 4) connect to VPN on MBP from anywhere in the world

    Step 5) profit ;)
  12. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    Easy just use Netshade. I use it all the time, I also have another dedicated VPN that I use across several mobile devices
  13. titanflyer macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    I have done all of this for exactly the same reason, TWC live while in EMEA. It doesn't work... I tried everything from VPN to even trying LogMeIn Ignition. THe only thing that worked even remotely well was SlingBox Pro HD. One of the big reasons was that even if you could get into your network and see live TWC, the minimum 5 hour difference means that when you are ready to watch TV, its late night shows for an hour and then infomercials.

    THe sling box worked well since I could control my DVRs and access recorded television, but man does it require some bandwidth, both up and down.

    Good luck with the experiment.
  14. SatanANDcotton macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2016
    Hermitage Hell

    i for real was just checking out to see if there was anyway to trick time warner with something like express VPN or something and came across this comment and thought it was funny enough to make an account just so i could tell you that...... hah they make a carrying case.....

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