Remote Web Testing in China
January 13, 2014 10:29 AM   Subscribe

I need to do some Windows 7 testing in China. Problem: I am not presently in China. Please hope me.

I want to do some very basic client testing, mostly of internet-related activities, using a machine that is physically located in China. I would think a VM host could provide this but I'm having trouble finding one with actual machines in-country. I did check Amazon AWS but they only have a waitlist for a "Preview" of their Beijing operation which is not ready yet. I also checked MS Azure and it seems like maybe they have this but according to this thread on Stack Overflow all of their machines still have US IP addresses.

In a nutshell what I need is:
1. A Windows 7 machine
2. Physically located in China (with a Chinese IP address), preferably Shanghai and/or Beijing
3. Abilitiy to remote into it from the US and load some basic software (e.g. Firefox and some bench-marking plugs)

Anybody have any experience with this?
posted by Doleful Creature to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
Could you use a VPN endpoint in China for this? I did some cursory searches and it looks like there are VPN providers that offer that, though it's hard to find since most people want to VPN out of China.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 10:34 AM on January 16, 2014

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