How do I connect to another computer to flow internet traffic through it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EAH22, May 26, 2008.

  1. EAH22 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Here is my situation, I am currently staying at a hospital while my son gets better. My wife and I have been here for weeks and are allowed to access the hospitals network. Its nice that they offer this since time moves very slowly while being in a hospital. The internet access is very restricted due to the fact that it is also the internet connection that employees use.

    I want to be able to connect to my sister's computer to flow the traffic through it to get around the networks restrictive firewall. I am somewhat familiar with networking I have used proxies before/tor/ remote desktop etc.... I was interested in using SSH but am not sure if it will allow me to use her internet connection and not bother her control over her computer. The other concern I have is that she is in college and I do not want her to do anything that would cause a problem with her administration.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    P.S i also run linux besides mac if there are any programs for that OS, my sister solely runs mac.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I'm not sure I fully understand what you want, but have you tried the Internet Sharing pref in System Prefs >> Sharing...?
  3. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Why use your sister's computer as your proxy. There are a ton of free proxies out there, or even the tor network you spoke about to get around such firewalls. As for the SSH comment, I think you want to setup an SSH tunnel to do your web surfing though. Here is something to help with the SSH but it might be a little difficult. They talk about mail, but all you have to do is set up Safari or your web browser instead of Mail.

    Suggest just using a proxy or tor network to get to the sites that are blocked. Tor is encrypted just like SSH.

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