[Solved] HotspotShield alternative for Linux Mint?

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[Solved] HotspotShield alternative for Linux Mint?

Postby robert.thompson on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:28 pm

Hello:

I am familiar with HotspotShield for windows and was wondering if there is an equally simple and easy to use alternative for Linux Mint.

Thanks,

Rob.
Last edited by robert.thompson on Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: HotspotShield alternative for Linux Mint?

Postby robert.thompson on Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:42 am

Hello:

I live in Canada and wanted to get a Google Voice telephone number but the Google Voice web site knew that my PC had a Canadian IP address. Because of this, GV allows you to set up an account but will not display the option to get an actual GV telephone number.

I downloaded the 32 bit Tor from https://www.torproject.org/download/dow ... sy.html.en , extracted it and went into its' directory (tor-browser_en-US ) and edited the 'torrc' file found in the /Data/Tor diectory by adding the following 2 lines:

ExitNodes {us}
StrictNodes 1

The first line forces a US IP address.
The second line, I believe, forces a failure if there is no US IP address available. (not sure about this & don't think it is required.

I saved the file and then opened the "tor-browser_en-US" directory & clicked the "start-tor-browser" file. The Tor browser opened and I seached for "Google Voice" and started a new account set up - GV now thought that my PC was in the USA as indicated by the American flag in the "Mobile phone number" entry box.

That is all that I have tried with Tor - it does alot more.

Rob.
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