Help on hiding my IP address

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  1. SuperTrever
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    I was wondering what is the best way to hide/scramble your IP address and if someone could show me a good guide on how to do it. I've googled it and looked up YouTube tutorials but everything seems to not work out for me. I'm running Windows 7 64bit if that helps.
     
  2. m3rox

    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You wouldn't need to do this if you weren't planning on doing something highly illegal. For that matter, I won't help you.
     
  3. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Or maybe he just wants to bypass the goddamn download restriction on filesharing sites?
     
  4. m3rox

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    Of course, that HAS to be it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ammako

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    Put your hand over it.

    Or use a proxy.
     
  6. SuperTrever
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    Honestly no. I've been caught for that like twice and I won't risk that anymore.
     
  7. SuperTrever
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    Well what's a good proxy?
     
  8. Originality

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    IMO there's no good reason to need to mask your IP. Ignoring that, proxies are the way to go.

    Proxies are a relay server. You connect to them, and through them connect to your desired website/Internet source. They can either be used as a gateway (I.e. You connect to a website then, using the tools on the website, browse the Internet from that window), or as an actual relay (this requires some slightly more complicated configuration in your web browser/download manager settings).

    There are several "levels" of proxies which offer increasing levels of security. The first level is a basic redirect and won't actually hide your IP (think of call redirecting - you can usually still see the call number on the phone display). The highest level completely erases the e-trail of your presence so you're mostly invisible on the Internet. Hackers might even go one step further and use "zombie" terminals to scatter any traces to multiple connections, making it harder to trace back (this appeared in a certain James Bond movie).

    Due to my principles, I won't name any. If you really need to use one, google up a guide. This post is for educational purposes only, and I take no responsibility if you screw something up and find yourself temporarily unable to use the Internet (which is what happens with a badly configured proxie).

    As a side note, many proxies will log whatever activities you're doing and some even sell that data to advertisement companies. Do not use active proxies when connecting to important websites like a bank site.
     
  9. Sicklyboy

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    Tor network is fairly good.
     
  10. habababa

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    connect to a virtual private network. [​IMG]