How do I get proxy served?
April 10, 2012 6:34 PM Subscribe
I'm overseas and want to purchase and download an e-book, but the site apparently blocks those outside the U.S. from doing so. Can I get around this?
posted by zardoz to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in Japan and I'm trying to purchase a textbook. I never entered in any information to the fact that I'm in Japan, but I got a message ("Restrict Commerce, Access to this content is not available in your country at this time.") blocking me anyway. So I guess it's picking up my IP address.
So I need to use a proxy server, but I tried a few times but it didn't work and I don't really understand how to use a proxy server. I guess that's my real question: what are some reliable proxy servers that will trick the site into thinking I'm in the U.S.? Obviously, I want to find a solution that's free.