Using home broadband connection as a proxy from a remote location

  SeanThorp 17 Jan 12


Although I'm from the UK I spend a good deal of time abroad where I cannot access BBC iPlayer.

What I'd like to be able to do is to use my home broadband connection as a proxy so that when I'm abroad I can connect to it and access iPlayer.

I'm sure this must be theoretically possible but I don't have much of a clue as to how to go about setting it up.

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


  difarn 17 Jan 12

This any good for you?

  SeanThorp 17 Jan 12

Only if I already had my proxy server up and running I think.

It's the getting it up and running that has me stumped.

Thanks all the same.

  difarn 17 Jan 12

Would this be of any use - found it in a blog about a guy going to Australia - said it worked for him.

  SeanThorp 17 Jan 12

Thanks difarn I'd say that'd work but I was hoping there'd be a solution that just used my home broadband router in order to avoid my home PC being on all the time while I'm away.

From trawling the web I think maybe I need to know how to set up my router as a SSH server.


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