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Windows 7: setting up a vpn or proxy to access anywhere with address and port nu

11 Dec 2010   #11
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

ok i am in high school and always on computers and i am looking a way to set up a proxy from my house and leave my computer on just so i can connect to it by putting an ip and port number in proxy settings and get past the filter at my school. im not trying to access files or anything just get past the blocks. is that what ehow is showing what to do?


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11 Dec 2010   #12
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

also if i could i would preferably have it be a socks4 proxy.
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11 Dec 2010   #13
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Just do a search for proxy sites, or proxy servers, you will need to research this information.
There are many ways to accomplish what you want.
It will more depend on what the school systems will allow.
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11 Dec 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

VPN might actually work then (from my experiences with it).

What you want to do is set up PPTP to forward traffic from that port to your (always on) home computer.
Assuming your home computer is running Seven, do this:
Open the Network and Sharing Center
Click on Change Adapter Settings
Hit ALT to bring up the menu bar, and click on New Incoming Connection under File
Choose your user
Choose over the Internet
Check all 4 boxes
Click allow access

This should allow the computer to accept an INCOMING VPN connection.

Now you need to allow the ports through the Router to the computer.
Open command prompt and type ipconfig
Write down the INTERNAL IP address, which will be something like 192.168.1.x
Open a browser window and type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar
You will need to login to the router page (look up your router for defaults)
Somewhere on the menu will be a Port Forwarding/Port Triggering tab/link
Create a new service, called PPTP
Forward port 1723 to the internal IP address of the computer
Save settings, and exit

This should forward VPN traffic to that computers internet connection, allowing access.

Give this a try from an external network (like on a laptop).
Create a new internet connection
Select connect to a work/VPN connection
Type in your EXTERNAL IP Address (which you can find at What Is My IP Address - Shows Your IP Address)
Type in your username and password and you should be connected.

~Lordbob
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11 Dec 2010   #15
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

They are on a school computer, which I think is assumed that nothing can be installed on it or configured other than Browser Proxy settings.
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11 Dec 2010   #16
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

ok once again i can do that but my problem is im at school. i have no access to create a new connecting. i dont think vpn will help me i need to create a proxy server and only access what i said before. firefox>options>tools>avanced>network>proxysettings and input an ip adress and port number. that is all i can do. nothing else. not run programs or create new connections on there computers. its all restricted to only admin. they are all windows xp btw. i thought there would be a program to help me setup a socks proxy from my house.
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12 Dec 2010   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Not sure if we should give support about this or not, but have you read up on how to create a proxy server?

Don't forget that you need to go through your schools as well.

~Lordbob
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12 Dec 2010   #18
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i know that i have have foundwebsites that have them but are all slow as hell because they go like through china so it takes 5 minutes to connect and i have looked up how to make one but i never have any success it never works
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12 Dec 2010   #19
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I think we have given all the information that we can give.

I agree with Lordbob75 on the ethics of helping further with this issue.
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12 Dec 2010   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eclair4151 View Post
i know that i have have foundwebsites that have them but are all slow as hell because they go like through china so it takes 5 minutes to connect and i have looked up how to make one but i never have any success it never works
Well, technically this is breaking school rules. Also, I don't know how to setup a proxy server anyways, so you're on your own there.

Again, google it.

~Lordbob
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