this link may help some of you, in particular Duxy with your NAT3 problems. it really doesnt seem all that hard to set up either.
i am currently trying to use "HTTP Tunnel" + "Proxifier" programs to make my PC act as if it were in the US. i tried looking into using free proxies, and it was easy to find them and enter them into my Firefox connection settings, but none of them worked. plus, even if they did, i assume they would just die in a few days so i would have to constantly find a new one.
with HTTP tunnel, it seems to automatically tunnel to their server (i know im way off) but this means its hassle free for the user. its freeware, albeit lower bandwith (paid users get high bandwith) so i dont know if it would still work with heavy traffic, but i would say its worth a try.
i tried both programs together last night, and it did work for a few minutes, actually getting my DL speeds up x2, but then i had no connection altogether. not sure why, possibly due to a setup error. but if it works, i can DL content from the US that is normally IP restricted (ie HULU, etc). i also heard of using AOL desktop, which uses a dialup program to the US. i used this last night too, and it worked perfectly fine. i checked my IP, and it was changed to one in Virginia USA.
TBH one of my reasons for testing this is to connect to Singapore/Malaysia. i have a game account on servers from there which i want to play again after several years of hiatus. so the AOL method works perfectly fine, but only to a US IP. this will not work in my case.
if Guz/Niva or anyone with this type of Proxy experience can shed some light on the easiest way to get a proxy/VPN/tunnel running smoothly, i would be very happy to hear your thoughts. thx.