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Getting around blocked ports at wifi hotspots

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Getting around blocked ports at wifi hotspots

I have an unlocked Koodo Nexus S. I noticed that when using certain wifi hotspots, I cannot access voip (e.g., Dell Voice/Fongo) or use Opera mobile. I understand that if I root the phone and install a proxy utility, I can get around this problem. Are there solutions for unrooted phones?
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Gigi wrote:
Apr 14th, 2012 11:28 am
I have an unlocked Koodo Nexus S. I noticed that when using certain wifi hotspots, I cannot access voip (e.g., Dell Voice/Fongo) or use Opera mobile. I understand that if I root the phone and install a proxy utility, I can get around this problem. Are there solutions for unrooted phones?

Connect to a free VPN service?
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WorldIRC wrote:
Apr 14th, 2012 12:05 pm
Connect to a free VPN service?
Is there an app for that? :razz:
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Gigi wrote:
Apr 14th, 2012 12:35 pm
Is there an app for that? :razz:

iOS and Android have VPN functionality built in...
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WorldIRC wrote:
Apr 14th, 2012 11:30 pm
iOS and Android have VPN functionality built in...

Thanks, but wait, VPN just allows you to change IP, not ports, right?
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Gigi wrote:
Apr 15th, 2012 9:23 am
Thanks, but wait, VPN just allows you to change IP, not ports, right?

With a VPN, you are essentially logged into someone else's network. All traffic goes through their servers, and then gets relayed to you via the VPN tunnel, thus negating the worry for "open ports". As long as the VPN you are connected to have the required ports open, the information will reach you.
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WorldIRC wrote:
Apr 15th, 2012 1:16 pm
With a VPN, you are essentially logged into someone else's network. All traffic goes through their servers, and then gets relayed to you via the VPN tunnel, thus negating the worry for "open ports". As long as the VPN you are connected to have the required ports open, the information will reach you.
Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for free VPN?
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Gigi wrote:
Apr 15th, 2012 2:53 pm
Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for free VPN?

http://bit.ly/IEs6tt
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WorldIRC wrote:
Apr 15th, 2012 1:16 pm
With a VPN, you are essentially logged into someone else's network. All traffic goes through their servers, and then gets relayed to you via the VPN tunnel, thus negating the worry for "open ports". As long as the VPN you are connected to have the required ports open, the information will reach you.

Well I'm assuming to keep things simple, they just block everything but 80?
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Is it possible to set the VPN back to your home?
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