I have edited this post to expand on the DNS Proxy Server stuff at the request of a couple of posters to PM. This post is to help people understand the pros and cons of using either a VPN or DNS Proxy Server to get around geographical blocking on such things as bbc.co.uk when abroad. It is aimed at those with a limited IT background and intended to be as easy as possible to get working. VPN - Virtual Private Network. This is were you buy a service that in effect has a virtual pipe from your computer/device over the internet to a server somewhere else. To the outside world it looks like you have accessed the web from that server. Example - I have a VPN with StrongVPN that allows me to access the internet in Canada but to the bbc website I am in Manchester and thus allowed to use iPlayer. VPN's are easy to set up and are a useful tool in online security. That is a post for another day. In this exam question they allow your point of presence on the internet to be in the country you want it to be. You can use it to fool the bbc or to get US Netflicks with its much better collection Pros - Good online security measure Beats geographical blocking as you are "in the country" Cons - A lot of dodgy companies out there For the average consumer you will most likely need a paid service, you can set up a free(ish) VPN but life is too short and it takes some level of IT knowledge. DNS Proxy Servers I have changed this bit after some PMs etc to better explain what is going on and what it means for the average consumer. In essence proxy servers are a means of masking your IP address so that the site thinks you are in one place when you are not. So if you are aboard and want to watch iPlayer you go via the proxy server and to the BBC you are in the UK. There are other types or uses of proxy servers but if you are that interested follow the link to read up more. Another use is to hide you IP address on the internet but for the average consumer that is not a big issue and if you want to do that then read up on it. There are many different means of getting access to a proxy server from free with pop up ads to paid services. It is a matter of personal choice which to go for and hopefully people will post recommendations, and more importantly those to avoid. I go for a paid service, I get a discount for having a VPN with them, as I think it suits my needs. From playing around with the free services and some of the paid ones I tend to find the paid ones from a solid company tend to be faster, more reliable and less likely to cause me issues. That said user experiences vary. Whats best for you? Well I use both - the VPN for security (later post) and the DNS Proxy Server for getting around Netflixs and the BBC on the many devices I have. One thing I found is that unless I make my router at home connect to the VPN (which I don't always want to do) I can't get the Apple TV to pick up Hulu Plus and Netflixs. So I use the DNS Proxy Server for that and the XBox and leave the VPN for other devices. Again each case is different so post questions and see what answers you get. Personally I use StrongVPN and StrongDNS. Good service and the VPN is $88 and the DNS is $50 a year (well $40 as I get a discount for having a VPN account). StrongVPN.com - Providing high speed, unlimited bandwidth, multiple country VPN accounts for over 100,000 users. Since 1995 and StrongDNS.com. StrongVPN have different services depending on what you want to do so you can best match your requirements. Feel free to comment or recommend other services. All I ask is that they are aimed at the average user and is not illegal (ish). PM me for more deals. Next post will be why everyone who uses a public WiFi point should have a VPN.