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I am living in UK and I want to access some contents (mostly streamings) of websites that are only accesible from Spain.

I've first tried with some free IP hiding software, but the bandwidth they allow is very limited, so they're not useful. I think the proper way is to use a VPN but networking is not my forte...

In UK, I have a good broadband connection with dynamic IP address, and in Spain, in my family house, I have also a good broadband connection and some computers that may or may not be connected. This IP address is also dynamic.

So, my question is: what would be the best approach in a situation like this? Obviously I'd prefer a free solution, but I'm willing to pay if it's not too much...


What I'm doing now is:

  1. First I have to tell my family when I need to access restricted content.
  2. I use TeamViewer to access my family's computer and find the current IP.
  3. Using their computer, I create a VPN using Windows 7 (like this).
  4. Then I connect my computer in UK to that VPN.

The problem is that I have to repeat steps 1, 2 & 4 every time I want to watch something. Furthermore, with this approach:

  • I need a computer switched on in Spain.
  • Their broadband speed is affected.

Note: I'm new here from Stack Overflow. I know this question doesn't fit in SO, but I'm not sure whether it fits here... if it doesn't, please excuse me.

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Isn't this what a proxy can be used for? –  Dave Jun 4 '13 at 12:37
    
@Dave, I don't know, as I don't know much about networking... –  MikO Jun 4 '13 at 12:42
    
This is the result of my Google search, check out the 2nd link called "Hide My..." –  Dave Jun 4 '13 at 12:43

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If I were you, I'd see about renting a server in Spain, you can get a pretty small VPS and set up a VPN or just do ssh tunneling. It should have a static IP, so connecting will be easy, it should remain up and running always, and you could probably make more use of it, for example as a mail server. The costs are fairly small, as won't need a huge machine to do things like this.

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Thanks @Nick, useful answer! but in fact it envolves buying the server, keeping it switched on every time, pay more for a static IP address and either I get another broadband connection or their broadband speed will be afected... so it's maybe the most expensive solution, isn't it? –  MikO Jun 4 '13 at 12:48
    
No, if you rent a VPS, you can pay less than 10 euro a month, with unlimited bandwidth, and it will have at least one static IP. Have a look here, this was the first link that came up for me: spainvps.com it's in a data center so it should have good connectivity and stable power, and a machine like that should be able to handle a single VPN.. plus it's in spain so the IP geolocation should no longer be an issue. –  NickW Jun 4 '13 at 13:10
    
Oh, I didn't understand the answer correctly the first time! That's pretty good, thanks @Nick! –  MikO Jun 4 '13 at 13:15
    
No problems, I hope you can enjoy your programs! –  NickW Jun 4 '13 at 13:17

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