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Play World of Warcraft via SOCKS or SSH tunnel
Authored by: Quentman on Jan 24, '08 03:53:18PM

After researching for 3-4 hours I finally found a simple way to get World of Warcraft running on my Mac OS X (Leopard) at my University which has really tight port restrictions. Read the info below and follow the steps. Have fun!

1) Get yourself your-freedom.net account

Go to your-freedom.net and create yourself an account ( Click on "First visit? Click here to register" under login ).

NOTE It looks like registration process does not work properly with Safari. I recommend you to use Firefox instead.

2) Wait for confirmation e-mail to arrive

Your account will become fully activated only after you have received activation e-mail from your-freedom.net and complete activation process according to instructions in that e-mail.

NOTE This step is not quite Safari friendly either. When you click on first link in the e-mail (assuming Safari is your default browser) it will open page in Safari and may complain that something is not right (it did it to me), but actually it will complete registration and you end-up been "logged in".

3) Download and Install Mac OS X client

Go to Downloads section of web site and download client for Mac OS X. Once it downloaded mount the DMG and move client into your /Applications folder. When your run the client for first time, you will be presented with short setup wizard. Just pick all default answers and you should be fine (if you want to read documentation, you can look into user guide. it is for Windows, but it looks like process is very similar ).

4) Start your-freedom connection

Push the button ("Start Connection" on "Status" tab).

5) Configure WoW2GO

Once you have your-freedom connection started, you will have SOCKS proxy running on your local host. So configure WoW2GO to use SOCKS with "Host:" set to localhost (literally, enter 'localhost' as a host name. see wikipedia for more information about 'localhost').

NOTE you do not have to enter your-freedom user name/password into WoW2GO!!

6) Start WoW2GO

Push "Start" or "Play" button on WoW2GO as you normally do! Enjoy!



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