: VPN services to allow Canadians to access sites like Hulu
2009-02-13, 10:48 AM
Is it within the forum rules to discuss VPN services? Such services can give you anonymity on the web with the added benefit of appearing to come from another geography, and therefore allow Canadians to access streaming video sites such as Hulu and US TV network sites. Using a service with a UK IP would allow you to access BBC online content that is online available to UK based IP addresses.
I do not believe such products are illegal so I don't see a problem but I thought I should ask first.
Perfectly legal as far as I am concerned. There have been some discussions of services around here so members could get to sites like Hulu.
2009-02-13, 12:22 PM
I use Purevpn for my Sagetv & HD200s for past 5 months now
I have tested the speed and I am able to max out my rogers 10mbit connection. also this company provides 2 vpn connections, one for USA and Great Britain , great for watch the BBC :)
all for a few bucks a month makes its a viable option for my family
2009-02-13, 12:42 PM
I've never used a VPN. Is it easy to switch between your regular (i.e./ Canadian connection) and the VPN (i.e/ U.S Connection) in Windows?
2009-02-13, 12:47 PM
@tbusa - How do you set it up to work with your HD200s? When you set it up for one PC on your LAN does it mean that your entire LAN is now on the VPN and can access these sites? It is great to hear that you can do this since I have four HD-200s and am very interested in doing this as well.
Or do you have to do the configuration on your router rather than on your PC network setup?
2009-02-13, 01:26 PM
I have two nics on my sage server, one is default set VPN connection directly to purevpn with firewall turned on(a must) and the other is for my hyper-v with no gateway set on the adapter and it's also on a different subnet. And in Sage.properties file, set the "force gateway ip address" to the vpn adapter and with the upcoming hulu support this setup will work. Playon upnp server and the standalone HD200 works right now but its rather slow and painful. The Sagetv software with direct access to hulu will be alot better than the playon way for sure.
The only problem I have is Rogers and there CAPS. but thats another topic.
2009-02-13, 01:30 PM
What is hyper-v?
2009-02-13, 01:34 PM
it has nothing to do with getting Hulu. this is just my setup, because my server is actual a server with many roles. Sage is just a tiny role in my household.
Google can be your best friend :poke
2009-03-04, 08:40 PM
I am wanting to access some content on some US websites. I get an error saying the content is available to US residents only.
One site is cartoon network dot com. I would liek to be able to set my son up to watch the cartoons on the website.
Another site I got the error on was for super bowl adds.
is there a legal way around this? if so, please explain.
search for VPN and you'll find a way in
2009-03-04, 10:21 PM
the website did not work, and not sure how a vpn would work either.
I am not sure to why I cannot view this info or this website.
I would like a permanent way, and legitimate.
Not really sure on the rules and regulation of using a proxy.
Try Hotspot shield...its free. I use it on a mAC, im sure its ok for PC...if not try googling TOR
2009-03-05, 10:32 AM
Many of the sites that block non-U.S. users also block proxiesl.
2009-03-05, 11:14 AM
Hotspot Shield has worked for me. Sometimes, their server gets too busy though and can be slow.
2009-03-05, 11:19 AM
There isn't any legal way at all to watch US restricted content in Canada.
The only legal way to get that content is to access it from the Canadian licencees respective sites, purchase the DVDs, or even subscribe to the respective Canadian channels.
2009-03-05, 11:23 AM
still there are allot of proxies out there.can't block em all
2009-03-12, 12:45 PM
Has anyone tried it. They promise to fool any geoblocking.
2009-03-12, 08:47 PM
I tried anchorfree. Was only getting around 10 kbps speed. Couldn't watch any videos at all. I was very disappointed by it even though others claim success.
2009-03-13, 01:53 PM
I suggest Witopia VPN it's priced at $52/yr CDN ($39USD). I have it and it works great - and I was able to access hulu. There personal vpn services can work with most smartphones as well.
Just by wary the servers are located in the US. Therefore you are subject to there privacy laws.
2009-04-26, 06:05 AM
I can vouch for Witopia VPN as well...