looking for a free proxy app

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  1. RomanTPA macrumors newbie

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    a while back when i was using windows i had an app that ran in the background giving me a diff ip address so i can watch videos from other countries. i cant remember what its called and im looking for the same thing for a mac now.

    what im looking for in that app:
    it would search and give me options what proxy to connect to by country
    app that will run in the background and not have to go through a web page
    it would show trip time, so the connection speed for videos will not suffer.

    thank you in advance
     
  2. RomanTPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. RomanTPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i cant figure out how to see what country ip im getting.
    still cant watch the videos fromother countries =(
     
  4. ribbo1939 macrumors newbie

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    http://www.hide-my-ip.com/

    Hide my IP is probably the app your looking for. Works on Windows & Macs

    http://www.hide-my-ip.com/
     
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  6. RomanTPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ty for the suggestions, but im looking for a free app.
    i will only use it maybe once a week to watch couple of shows.
     
  7. munkery macrumors 68020

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  8. RomanTPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so that website is thinking that my computer is actually somwhere else (geographically)

    in reality, im physically in Tampa FL, but i want for the site to see/think that im in London UK
     
  9. munkery macrumors 68020

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    There is a proxy server extension in the Safari Extensions Gallery that I believe will do what you want. Also, you can also find many remote proxy servers on the web.

    If you are just going to use it for web browsing then Tor, as suggested above, is a good option. Tor is more than just a proxy. It both anonymizes your location and the data that is transmitted as well. There are some caveats related to the use of Tor from what I understand. I do not use it myself so I do not know that much about it other then the basics from its website.
     
  10. RomanTPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried Tor before. It hides the IP. Which is not what im looking for. Im looking for something that will not hide ip, but change it to a different IP from a different country.

    Thank you for the suggestion tho =)
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This is not entirely correct. I suggest you read Tor's Manuals and other documentation, starting with the "About Tor" page.

    We're not going to help you any more than you're willing to help yourself. If you want a free proxy service, Tor is as good as you're going to get.
     
  12. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    I just saw this today on Macupdate.com

    Anonym

    (I know nothing about this app. It's just a suggestion of a free app.)
     

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