VPN for use while travelling

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clonreher, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. clonreher macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2008
    I have a number of business trips to China coming up and would like to use skype or similar to keep in touch with family at home on my MBP. It would also be good to have access to youtube (I'm a bit of a youtube addict) and facebook.

    China restricts access to these and other websites but I understand it may be possible to get around this using a VPN or a proxy server or similar.

    I have an imac at home in the UK (connected by wifi to the router) that I could use for this purpose, but have no idea how to go about setting up a VPN/server or whether it would even work.

    Is this an option, and if so how difficult is it to implement? Would it work for videostreaming/videochat, or would the VPN slow things down too much?
  2. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    I have several friends with the exact same problem. Checkout vpninja.com
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    iVPN by MacServe is incredibly easy to set up. The hard part (and it's not really that hard) will be configuring port routing on your router. Read the instructions at iVPN before you buy to see if it looks like something you can do.
  4. alifaizan macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2013
    Best VPN for CHina

    I have visited China a lot in the past and as per my experience the Chinese Govt has a knack of tracking down VPNs providers and shutting them down in their country.. i tried quite a few VPNs to fulfill my needs but none except one got the job done and it is also compatible with Mac :). Give it a try... it worked for me the last time i visited Beijing. You can check out its review on the internet there are tons of review website for vpns.

    Hope i Helped :)

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