Proxy server help

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  1. lorger

    lorger Funster

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    Hi just wondering if you could help me on behalf of my brother. Hi has Sky Go on his laptop but when he takes it to his apartment in Spain he cant watch it as he is out of UK. He has been told if he downloads a proxy server he could watch it via this. So my question is what is a proxy server and will this work if so how does he get one.

    Gerry
     
  2. JJ

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    I am your man here Gerry... can definitely help with this one.

    I use a proxy server. It is a bit of software that fools websites into thinking you are in a different place to the one you are...

    There are hundreds of "free" ones but I found them all to be useless (loads of ads come with them etc)

    So I pay... around $18 per year for mine and I can "appear" to be in various places in England or the USA... works pretty well...

    http://www.hide-ip-soft.com/index.htm

    And it is 100% legal...

    JJ
     
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    Sounds like JJ has the answer, how does he know that? Is it used for ALIBI reasons?

    Who knows, I did want to mention that our IT guy at work whenever our system crashes he always blames the "Poxy Server" I'll get more info and get back to you......Griff:Laughing:
     
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