Change IP address (mask) LEGAL.....

December 11, 2004 at 14:10:17
Specs: win xp 98 & 2k, p3 512

I'm after being able to change my Spanish ISP IP address to a UK IP address so I can listen to BBC radio sports coverage on Saturday's via the net.

Any tip's/ideas/suggestions/tools?

At the moment the BBc only allow listenins from the UK an I think they must ne filtering it out via IP range?



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December 11, 2004 at 16:06:17

the answer is no , your isp gives you an address and that's what you have to use because that is how there routers to the internet are setup using that address space . I think you have some other problem . never heard of an ISP filtering anything going to the internet .

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December 12, 2004 at 01:04:54

The BBC isn't an ISP the BBC is a british TV & Radio broadcating company with excellant website.

I simply want to mask my IP address to a UK IP address, so I can listen to radio 5 live via the internet. The BBC will only allow UK listeners, due to rules set down ny the FA/premier league.


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December 12, 2004 at 01:14:25

Even so. There is no way you are going to be able to mask your IP address. Mask it and you ISP will ignore you and you get nowhere. You could try finding a UK Proxy server.

You might also try changing your ISP to an International Provider like AOL. Whether AOL allocate IP addresses on a national level I do not know. They probably do.


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December 12, 2004 at 10:04:27

Thanks everyone....ave managed to do it...just finished listening to the Arsenal - Chelsea game.

Found a UK proxy server and added the details into netscape/IE/win media and real player and bingo it worked on win media - problem's with real player...but who cares.



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December 19, 2004 at 06:14:11

I used to be able to use a proxy server as above, but now it blocks me when there is a UK only webcast. I've tried IE, Firefox and Mozilla 1.7 with no success with WinMedia or Real. My proxy works for other UK only sites like Sky, any ideas? I am connected via a Finnish ISP, using XP2.

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December 19, 2004 at 08:32:06

Comment on my previous comment, I have found out that you have to find a proxy that the BBC do not think is a proxy as their bigbrother tactics now block quite a lot of commercial UK sites.

See the interesting article at:

"Changing your proxy to a UK one"
I think we should keep this thread alive as the BBC will try to close up all the holes...

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January 14, 2005 at 00:30:49


When you go to the bbc you choose either win media or real player....which ever you choose you have to have changed the proxy settings in those as well I.E...real player wouldn't work for me.

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