I live in UK and I need a Spanish IP to access some content on the internet.
I rented a VPS server based in Spain, which has a Spanish IP.
Now I folowed this tutorial to create a SSH tunnel to my VPS, so that I can configure firefox to use it as a proxy to connect to websites.
I now go to whatsmyip.com and I can see the Spanish IP, so it seems everything is working fine, right? In fact if I go to wheremyipaddress.com, it says I am in Spain... But I can't access the restricted content anyway! And I've tried a couple of different restricted sites without success...
Do you know what this could be due to? Any ideas?
Maybe the websites can detect that you're using a proxy and they don't like that?
EDIT: I've checked and when I do not use the proxy the error message says "Not available in your region".
However, if I do use the proxy, the message is something like "Connection refused"
So, probably the website is detecting I'm using a proxy, right? Is there any way to avoid sites blocking you when using a proxy?