My boarding school blocks the iTunes store, any way to work around it?

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  1. dfnj123 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know how to access iTunes music store when it is blocked?
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    There's only one way to access it, and that's through iTunes. If that's blocked, you're out of luck. Maybe it would work with the wifi store, maybe.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    it depends on how they have it blocked, but usually no, unless you can figure out the IP address of the site, then you might try and just go there, if they just have the domain blocked...it could work
     
  4. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    If you had access to a proxy, you could do it. The iTunes Store uses the proxy settings in the network preferences. Whether or not the network is configured to allow any traffic out so you could actually use an external proxy is another matter.
     
  5. dKran macrumors member

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    well no suggestions here, but why would they block iTunes anyways?
     
  6. dfnj123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know... my school probably dosen't want people to buy music while they're there (or something like that)
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    They're probably trying to limit bandwidth usage. It is kind of ridiculous, though. You'll have to hit the local coffee shops more often!
     
  8. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    Would they rather you steal it? You should file a formal complaint saying that they are encouraging piracy.
     
  9. dfnj123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    all the file sharing sites are blocked as well so to that aspect it's all good
     

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