When you think of it it’s quite unbelievable. I can sit here in a township called Stanstead on the USA/Canadian boundary and watch Canadian TV online without a difficulty. If I cross the border line with my laptop and wander down the street and join from a Starbucks down the route and I’m blocked.
The reason is straightforward, by strolling a few hundred yards and joining in the US aspect of the border I ‘ve also changed my electronic address. In the North I use a Canadian ISP and so have a Canadian IP address, in the South my digital nationality turns me into an American.
The difference may appear trivial but it really makes a big difference to what I can do online. Most important sites command what you see on their website and will look up your location as you connect. It might be incovenient for me as I now can’t watch the local report on CTV but there are a tons of advantages also. As an example when in canada, I get blocked trying to watch anything on Hulu or Pandora, these work perfectly with an US IP address.
Although it functions easily enough there’s an easier way to switch your addresses without moving location. It’s possible for you to use a proxy or VPN server to hide your real place and supply a fake one instead. The way this works is quite easy, instead of joining straight to a website you instead relay your requests through a proxy server. The proxy then forwards all the advice to your browser, the webside never sees your actual location merely the address of the proxy. This implies that if you have a choice of proxies accessible in different countries, then you can change between them whenever you want.
It Is particularly useful for ex pats or those that travel a lot because of their work. Visualize you can link from a wifi point in an Italian airport, click on a Canadian proxy server and do your home banking subsequently watch the ice hockey results. Eventually, practice your French by seeing a few shows on the French media channel M6 Replay.
Here’s how you can free up your net connection on your own computer. Watch the British Broadcasting Company from anywhere, access Pandora and Hulu with a click of the button. This video show’s you never get blocked again and how to get a vast proxy network.
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