Using a proxy from overseas

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gs83, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. gs83 macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2014

    I'm not sure if this is in the correct area of the forum but its relating to the Macbook pro Iv bought so, here it is.

    Basically Im trying to access sites that are blocked on my work wifi (in Australia), Ideally I want to use a UK proxy so I can access streaming sites, gambling which I cant on this wifi.

    Iv followed easy instructions of finding a proxy and port number then going into network>advanced>proxies... to generate a new location but nothing seems to happen when I open a new browser and check my ip address, still the same.

    Am I doing something wrong ? Any help much appreciated.
  2. asriznet macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    Proxy may not work well in an office network environment.

    Not sure if your office network blocks VPN as well. Sign up for a free VPN account with SecurityKiss and configure your mac to connect to one of their UK VPN servers. if that works okay then that's your solution.

    There are other VPN providers but I can't think of any as of now that provides free or trial service.
  3. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Any network admin worth his wage will block common proxies to avoid such a simple workaround but a proxy fixes a different problem.

    A proxy is used to make you appear to be somewhere else (in the UK in your example), to get around UK geo blocking. That is, sites in the UK block any access from a non-UK ip address.

    Work network blocks will block a mix of protocols, domains and ip addresses to prevent you connecting from within their network.

    To get around both your will need to vpn to a remote proxy, these are usually subscription services. If your work network blocks vpn protocols then this will not work either.

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