Someone wrote to me today who is outside of North America and realized (correctly) that Streamingradioguide.com can’t be used from Asia and Europe.
I suggested he look into getting a VPN connection that is very secure and allows you to “look” like you’re in the United States when you’re actually anywhere in the world.
Here is one such service
I don’t even have a passport, so I have no first hand experience with a service like this. I do have experience in the past year using a VPN – it was okay, but it does have drawbacks. The main one is latency – everything you do has to be relayed by the gateway. For instance, if you’re connecting to a work network, and you have “network drives”, if you were actually on the company WAN, those drives are as fast as if they were local drives. With a VPN, each operation to those disks requires end to end acknowledgmnts on multiple layers. One internal software package to the company that would take a minute or two to upgrade took close to an hour over the VPN. Bandwidth was not the bottleneck, it was the constant “did you get it?” hand shakes
Anyone have experience with these?