VPN/Proxy servers

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  1. aguerrrroooooooooooo

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    Seeing as people are having issues with certain sites being blocked I thought it might be an idea to have a thread about VPN and proxy servers
    A few FAQ's
    Q) What's a VPN?
    A) A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. This is a network that you route your entire internet through on the device you are using the VPN - it replaces your ISP's ip address, whose network you currently connect to. The benefits of this are that it's a one shot setup for all devices if you do it at router level. (Credit to Damocles for this answer)
    It's a private network between you and the remote server. As if you worked for a company and you sit at one desk and access a server within the same building, all on the same private network. But since it's done across the internet, it's called a virtual private network (Credit to chippy boy for this answer)
    Q) What's a proxy server?
    A) A proxy server is a server that sits in between another server and the internet, usually. All information intended for the destination server must pass through the proxy server first.
    Q) Is it legal to use a VPN/proxy server?
    A) Yes, many people who work from home use a VPN to secure their data between their home and office network traffic
    Q) What VPN service should I use?
    A) http://uk.pcmag.com/software/138/guide/the-best-vpn-services-of-2017
    Q) What Proxy server should I use?
    A) http://www.toptenreviews.com/software/privacy/best-proxy-services/
     
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  2. bluemoon risin'

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    Is a proxy server on an Android box? I think I've seen message on my Andruid box.(can't connect to poxy server)Clueless to what it means though.
     
  3. aguerrrroooooooooooo

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    Answer in guide now :)
     
  4. talkativesprout

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    Not kept up with events but i know one BIG private server have lost Now Tv / Plex sky channel been removed so I hear.

    they are already flogging/moving something called Emby(?) to punters who lost out on now tv boxs
     
  5. aguerrrroooooooooooo

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    Not surprised, emby is basically an open source Plex in its infancy
     
  6. Pleatfooted

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    Heard of emby supposed to be decent, only mobdro really hit today mate so not so bad :)
     
  7. eyejay51

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    Anybody got a VPN working with BT Broadband HomeHub 6? Some reports suggest its a bit of a mother to get working?
     
  8. waspish

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    Yep those run iptv smooth as fcuck without buffering last update on plex removed 3rd party options.
     
  9. Pleatfooted

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    Mobdro still being blocked, but fine with vpn. Be interesting to see if it's unblocked after the Bournemouth game
     
  10. What Internet are you on a flicked modbro on before out of curiosity to see if it worked for the 3 o'clock s and got all the 3 o'clock games on without any vpn
     

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