Sunday, November 11, 2007

Changing Proxy Servers on MagicJack

Now that magicJack has implemented a DNS entry for the proxy server address, it is possible to change the proxy server you use. This can be done in the by pointing the proxy address in the windows hosts file.

For Example:

If your magicJack is pointing to the following proxy:
proxy1.nashville.talk4free.com

and you want to change it to:
proxy1.newyork.talk4free.com

Ping proxy1.newyork.talk4free.com to get the IP address
67.106.135.70

Now just add the folowing entry to your windows hosts file
67.106.135.70 proxy1.nashville.talk4free.com

Note: magicJack has many proxy servers to choose using the following naming order:
proxy1.{city}.talk4free.com

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the advantage of doing this? Just curious?

Anonymous said...

Some proxy servers:
proxy1.Atlanta.talk4free.com
proxy1.Austin.talk4free.com
proxy1.Baltimore.talk4free.com
proxy1.Boston.talk4free.com
proxy1.Chicago.talk4free.com
proxy1.Cleveland.talk4free.com
proxy1.Columbus.talk4free.com
proxy1.Dallas.talk4free.com
proxy1.Denver.talk4free.com
proxy1.Detroit.talk4free.com
proxy1.Houston.talk4free.com
proxy1.LasVegas.talk4free.com
proxy1.LosAngeles.talk4free.com
proxy1.Memphis.talk4free.com
proxy1.Minneapolis.talk4free.com
proxy1.Nashville.talk4free.com
proxy1.NewYork.talk4free.com
proxy1.Newark.talk4free.com
proxy1.Philadelphia.talk4free.com
proxy1.Phoenix.talk4free.com
proxy1.Pittsburgh.talk4free.com
proxy1.Portland.talk4free.com
proxy1.Sacramento.talk4free.com
proxy1.SaltLakeCity.talk4free.com
proxy1.SanDiego.talk4free.com
proxy1.SanFrancisco.talk4free.com
proxy1.Seattle.talk4free.com
proxy1.StLouis.talk4free.com
proxy1.Tampa.talk4free.com
proxy1.Washington.talk4free.com

Anonymous said...

How do you know which proxy your MagicJack is pointing to?

Anonymous said...

Three questions: (1) Will the quality of the MJ be improved by switching to a closer Proxy Server? I would assume the closer the Server is to your physical location, the less hops it has to take for communication purposes. (2) Is the assigned Proxy Server based upon the area code selected? I have selected the 703 area code, but I live in Gulfport, MS (228 area code) because 228 has not been activated by MJ. (3) What are the specific steps in changing to a new Proxy Server? I have no clue as to correctly altering the Host file. The exact steps would be helpful. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Will this allow the magic jack to work even if your ISP has blocked these ports. If anyone knows how to get the ports which are blocked for the magic jack your suggestions would be much appreciated.

daswebastri said...

At my apartment in southern WV, the required ports are blocked. The admin keeps the network tight and I doubt he would want me to use my MagicJack. There were a few apps out there that would allow you to connect to them via encrypted port 80 and then forward them to the appropriate host/port. Kinda like a router passing packets to the next destination. I've been looking for them for a while. . .unsuccessfully.

Alex said...

For those having problems routing ports, I would recommend a program called socks2http (s2h for short), or any other socks-type routing software. I used these to get out of the aluminum tomb back in the day...

Anonymous said...

What I'd like to know is how and why someone keeps trying to run a script via Internet Explorer on my machine, apparently through Talk4Free.com. I keep experiencing slow operation, followed by an error message that pops up, no and then, saying that a script failed to run in Internet Explorer and asking me if I want to continue running scripts in IE. I tell it no (Hell, no!) and it closes.

The URL given in these messages is:
http://render.talk4free.com/msgs/rotate2.html

So, is someone trying to route their free phone calls through my MagicJack via this Talk4Free.com, or what? What the hell is going on? This is really pissing me off.

Mike said...

I am experiencing the same error as the previous poster.

IE error pops up stating script error with this url:
http://render.talk4free.com/msgs/rotate2.html

Any one know why this is happening?

chas said...

Dude that is Magicjack themself advertising....

Tyrone said...

How do I see what proxy my magicJack is using?

Jack Chrysler said...
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Ian said...

Results from Denver: the best proxy is Dallas for Qwest, LA for Comcast. Yay peering...

http://yanntx.info/2009/04/magicjack-without-the-magicjack/

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