Browser's port/proxy messed up

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I was testing different proxy servers and IP addresss changer programs and in the process it messed up my browsers. I have 3 different ones on the laptop and none of them are working, "can't find the proxy server" is the error message and no websites open up. The internet connection is fine...

    I might have changed the port on the laptop or something. Any idea how to go back to the original default settings?

    P.S.: I needed the IP changer because I want to watch BBC programs and the assholes at the BBC don't allow non-UK people to watch their online programs...
     
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  3. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Uh, can you not disable the proxies in the browser?

    Which Browsers do you use?
     
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  5. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I am not sure how. But I did fix the problem, altough not sure how. It was caused by the IP Hider. Chrome and IE came back first and it took a little more to make Opera working. I guess the setup of the program managed incorrecly the browsers...

    By the way these proxy websites are only good for message boards because for video their loading speed is just way too slow.

    Now if someone has a good idea how to access BBC programs from outside of the UK, I am all ears....
     
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  7. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, proxies normally have limited bandwidth so you won't really be able to stream information through them, unfortunately. I'm at work right now, but I can show you where to change browser proxy settings when I get home.

    In IE, which I know off hand, you go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN Settings. There is a proxy section in there, so you'd basically just want to uncheck any of the boxes in there to remove custom proxies.
     
  8. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    Finding a good proxy is a needle in a haystack. You'll probably have to check hundreds or even thousands of them with a program like Accessdiver to find a few that will work well enough to watch streaming video.
     
  9. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    http://faq.external.bbc.co.uk/questions/bbc_online/overseas

    Explains why Iplayer isn't viewable as a norm over seas. (Simply it's treated as infeasible to allow clips to be accessed by the people that paid for the footage to be presented online, if all the bandwidth is being nicked by those abroad.) You could potentially email the BBC however to ask them why there isn't some sort of BBC outlet in your country for you to pay a small fee to be granted access.

    There are links contained within the above link, one of them was:
    http://uk.youtube.com/user/BBCWorldwide for youtube footage.
     
  10. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    the commercialization of the net begins.
     
  11. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Someone uploaded the show on Youtube, so problem solved, although I like challenges and wanted to go around BBC, just on principle...

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