PRIVATE/PAID PROXIES ARE NOT NECESSARY.
Step 1: Go to http://hidemyass.com/proxy-list/ , then match your settings to this
This should list the fastest proxies for the US. Obviously, substitute the country for another if you are not residing in the US ( Or if you wish to use a proxy in another country for whatever reason )
Step 2: Pick a server, generally you want to go with the one at the top since it's the fastest
The top three should give you a good fallback if the very top one becomes overloaded Note: Skype does not typically USE the proxy you set unless it's blocked from a direct connection however you can FORCE it to use the proxy via registry settings. That's what we're about to do.
Step 3: Go to https://dl.dropbox.c...itch/skype.html
This configurator will generate a registry file for you to merge into your windows registry. It's entirely safe, and in the event that you wish to remove your proxy ( You can't remove it through Skype itself ) , it also provides a key that will automagically remove your proxy settings.[
Obviously, substitute HTTPS for SOCKS5 if you are lucky enough to get a GOOD SOCKS5 Proxy
As seen in the image above, Skype will still try to direct connect over UDP even while proxying TCP over HTTPS. This is a HUGE problem since it effectively renders your proxy useless. However, we can fix that by forcing Skype to disable it's usage of UDP. This will impact voice and video quality a bit, but overall it's not a huge problem and being safe is more important. I'd also like to re-iterate that SOCKS5 Proxies do not have this problem, they support both TCP and UDP through the proxy. If you can find a good one, you're very lucky or you're paying for it.
Step 4: Put your selected proxy's IP and port in the appropriate boxes
And click save. It will prompt you to save the file, so save it somewhere you can find it.
Step 5: Go find the file, and either right click -> Merge...
Or just double click..
Step 6: It will tell you that you shouldn't add information from sources you don't trust
You trust me, right? Click Yes.
Finished: It will merge the values into your registry, now RESTART YOUR COMPUTER and you should be protected!
Remember, if your connection through a certain proxy is bad, use a different proxy! Have fun and be safe! Remember that if someone already has your IP, change it AFTER you set up your proxy connection! -Fire | TwitchTV Administrator | Special thanks to Pipe |
Edited by hurrdurr, 19 November 2012 - 09:42 AM.