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Archive for March, 2020

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Get a Canadian IP Address using a VPN

The straightforward, but slightly less than helpful answer to the question – ‘how can I get a Canadian IP address’ is of course – move to Canada.  Yet it’s not the only option you’ll be relieved to hear, especially those with a simple requirement to access a Canadian only website.

An IP address is the unique network number that every single device connected to the internet has to possess.   There’s no exceptions, ranging from your smart phone, your tablet or even that internet enabled clock that sits on your kitchen table.  What’s more because it is unique, potentially every network connection or request that is made by each device can be traced exactly back to it’s source through this address.

On a technical note, this wouldn’t be so bad.  After all it’s completely logical that any global network will need an ‘address’ for each device to communicate properly.  Yet this address is increasingly being used by the websites we communicate with to perform various functions.  For example, your IP address is nearly always checked to determine your physical location.  Sometimes this is for useful purposes like customizing your search results for example.  Yet many other times it’s actually used to deny or filter your access to a specific site or resource.

Look what happens when a non-Canadian surfer try’s to access this popular Canadian broadcast channel –

canadian ip address

Completely and utterly locked out of all the best content on this website. There’s loads of movies and TV shows on the site available for free but sadly only if you are in Canada. The only way that this website can determine your location is from your IP address. It doesn’t matter what your nationality is, or where you’re from just where you are physically connecting from. This same error message would be given from a computer a hundred yards across the US/Canadian border, it’s that petty !

So How to Get a Canadian IP Address

Fortunately we can break out of these stupid restrictions and take control of our own IP address. It’s not actually possible to physically change our address as it’s normally allocated directly by whatever is enabling our access to the internet. Usually for home connections that’s through an ISP (Internet Service Provider). However it is possible to hide your real address and use a different one instead like a disguise. Just watch this brief video about getting a Canadian IP address

As you can see, simply by using something called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) then you can effectively choose the IP address that is visible to these sites. So if you happen to be a resident of Canada who is travelling or on holiday for example who is denied access to their favorite ‘home’ sites then they can just use a VPN to access them.

When you use a VPN it doesn’t matter where you actually are located what’s important is that your VPN is based in the correct location. So if you need a Canadian IP address then you need to connect to a server based in Canada.  That’s the only address the web site will see and it determines what you can access.

There’s lots of VPN services around, but our favorite is Identity Cloaker.

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How to Unblock a Blocked IP Address !

It can be extremely frustrating to find out that your IP address has been blocked.  What’s worse it can happen for all sorts of reasons.  From annoying a moderators, posting too many adverts on Craigslist or just sometimes simply being in the wrong country – the list is almost endless.  Unfortunately changing your real IP address can be difficult in the long term, especially with many ISPs who are increasingly locking home IPs.

So the simplest methods involve the basic blocks.  If you just need to change to any IP address that’s different, walking outside and using your mobile’s data network will be enough.  However when you connect back to your home wireless the situation will return.  Some ISP’s will change your home IP address on a reboot although this is not that common.  Using a facility to change or clone your Mac address in your router can encourage them to re-assign a different IP too.   Again none of these are guaranteed, but are worth a try to resolve a one off incident.

The best method is to invest in a VPN service, simply because it’s a guaranteed fix and they’re incredibly cool and useful is you spend any amount of time online.

Here’s a quick video which shows you how to deal with a blocked IP address.

That’s all there is to it really, click a button to select a server and your IP address will effectively ‘change’. Of course it won’t really change directly but any website will only see the address of the VPN server. This is precisely why these services are so useful as you no longer need to worry about any sorts of block, ban or filter. Most of these are done by IP address and having the ability to change yours effectively makes you immune to their effects.

One of the most popular uses of VPNs is to bypass country based geo-blocks. These are extremely common and normally restrict access based on your location. So many great US media sites like Pandora or NBC can only be access from within the USA. As soon as you travel outside the US even a few miles across a border into Mexico or Canada and your IP address will be denied access. With a VPN you can just click a US server and everything will work again.

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Here’s How to Get a German Proxy IP Address

The internet is getting more restrictive, it sounds like a controversial thing to say but it’s definitely true. All over the web individual sites are implementing various restrictions on who can see what. Many sites will in fact block access to anyone based on a variety of criteria. The most common restriction though is based on location which is normally determined via the IP address you connect with.

German Proxy IP Address

Here’s how anyone can get a German proxy IP address to surf any ‘German only’ website. All you need to do is route your connection through a proxy or VPN based in Germany to switch their IP address as required.

For a demonstration, just check out this German proxy server video on YouTube.

It’s simple to use and by clicking on the correct server,you can switch to a German IP address at will. It’s useful for accessing any restricted content in Germany without any hassle or issues. What’s more you can expand you horizons and access other sites all over the world too.

Click on a US server, and you’ll have a US IP address until you disconnect. Switch to a UK proxy and you can enjoy the wonderful BBC iPlayer completely free of charge like a UK native too.

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