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Finding A Public Proxy Server


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#1 stomp442

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 02:04 AM

Hi

I was wondering if someone could help me find a good safe trusted public proxy server in the United States. You see I live in Canada and want to watch videos on Hulu and tv network sites but they are only available in the U.S.

If you could also help me with hooking up to it. I am using a D-link wired router, high speed internet, my OS is XP media center, firefox browser.
I do know that I have to change a setting in firefox but not sure what to change too.

This is what I know so far or at least I think I know; Firefox - Tools - Options - Advanced - Network - Connection(setting) - but then I don't know what one to pick

- Auto-detect proxy settings of this Network

- Manual proxy configuration

- Automatic proxy configuration URL



I hope I gave enough information and thanx for all and any help

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:02 PM

Hi and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.
HERE is a site where it tells you how ports can be used as proxy URL. I'm not sure if that helped you,but you might want to just check it out.
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#3 stomp442

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

Thank you I will give it a look and will post back with the results.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:38 AM

Thanx again extremeboy
Your info was helpful and because of you and a few other bits of info that I was able to find. I had no problems with finding and hooking up a public proxy server. Unfortunately though I still wasn't able to watch videos from Hulu and the TV network sites I'm guessing that they might not allow access in this way, but I'm guessing I could have done something wrong but I think I got everything right.
I'll just have to wait and see if they ever allow Hulu to come to Canada :flowers: .
:thumbsup: Thanx again

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:31 AM

Despite Hulu's promises, it's unlikely that it will ever be available outside the US because NBC sells the shows to local broadcasters. Those local broadcasters like Global or CTV won't allow Hulu in Canada unless they get a cut of the ad revenue. And those networks are behind the curve when it comes to streaming video. You'll also find other US network websites have similar issues. Most of them have not come to grips with the fact that the internet is a global community.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

I've been informed that there are no such things as public proxy servers. Public proxy servers are just proxy servers that have been improperly configured so that external access can be had. Their intention was not to provide free proxy services.

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