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Hide My IP address

by pdietze / January 5, 2007 7:54 AM PST

My friend has a statcounter on his blog and can see who visits it. I'd like to occassionally check out his blog, without having him know about it.

Is there a way to hide my IP address and location? Or make it look like the visitor (me) is coming from another place?

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(NT) Google hide IP address.
by Coryphaeus / January 5, 2007 8:38 AM PST
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by pdietze / January 5, 2007 8:55 AM PST
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Thank you for your response.

I did google HIDE IP ADDRESS -- and couldn't understand which one to use.

If anyone has any suggestions: I'm using a Mac, and Firefox. And I'd like to download a free software.
I tried a few, and they were all MS-DOS .exe files and I didn't know how to open them on my MacBook. Maybe I'm just a real newbie with this Mac... But I would love someone to point me in the right direction for a software suitable for my needs.

Thanks again!

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Re: surfing anonymously
by Kees Bakker / January 6, 2007 8:41 PM PST
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thanx for infn.
by 89shadow / August 18, 2007 6:10 AM PDT

thanx for infn. very helpful!!!!

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And of course you can ...
by Kees Bakker / January 7, 2007 3:11 AM PST
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visit his blog from your work or school or friend or family. That's rather anonymous already.


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by 007angelo / August 21, 2007 8:34 AM PDT

or just renew your ip adress ( this shold work for mac just right clik the moneter looking icon and hit repair)

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by welrdelr / August 22, 2007 8:46 AM PDT
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Use the remote desktop protocol with another person.

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Hiding you I.P Address
by waytoomuchcoffee / May 24, 2008 12:16 AM PDT
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hi pdietze,
hiding your IP address is not so hard nowadays, you can use one of those anonymous proxy websites like above but a better way is to use the Tor system. Very easy to install and use. It also has a one click on/off button for Firefox (I hope you are using Firefox??). Tor uses whats called an Onion Ring system, it routes packets all over the world to different servers so there is now way to be traced. Just visit the Tor website: and download and install the bundle which includes vidalia. Once installed just visit to check your IP number, it should be different everytime you visit that page.

Cheers and hope this helps

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9 months later?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2008 4:01 AM PDT
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Watch those posting dates.

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by Porch-a-Geese / May 24, 2008 6:57 AM PDT
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How can you hide your IP adress?
If you use a proxy server, have you considered whether or not it is transparent? If it is transparent, most sites won't be able to search for you. Your email will give away your IP.
Anonymous surfing through Tor: Don't bet on it. The servers are checked and the transfer rate is slow. One server and a few hundred nodes can't push much traffic.

So what do you do?
If you do not want your IP address to be seen, here is a simple method.

Have three other friends and yourself install any distribution of Linux or a flover of *BSD. Enable desktop sharing on each. Create a user for each of your friends and be sure they create one for you. Remote login/ssh to one friends computer. Remote login to a second. Remote login to the third. Start the graphical environment. Start surfing. Your IP is hidden. Theirs, though, is not. This is known as tunneling.

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Look up
by abelleba / May 30, 2008 3:25 PM PDT
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I don't know if this was already mentioned so I apologize if it has and you can delete this reply. If you need to look up your IP address their are a ton of tools out there. Example:
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There are other useful ones that can be found on or


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To hide or change your ip address...
by team88 / June 19, 2008 7:32 AM PDT
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Yes, you need to use a proxy server to re-route your Internet traffic. The problem with the public ones is that they are often not anonymous (they still report your IP). You can get a program from (I think the program is free, and they only charge for server access, or something like that).

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by Usernameniner / June 20, 2008 2:02 AM PDT
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