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Got a PS3? Want Hulu Back? And you’re a Windows user?

September 22nd, 2009

As a follow up to unblocking Hulu on the PS3, I’ve gotten tons of of responses. While that solution will successfully work in Windows, setting up squid on a Microsoft OS can be a painful task. Windows makes the simplest things incredibly difficult.

But squid was definitely designed for Linux, so that’s not incredibly surprising.

Thankfully, for the windows users out there, Jonathan Morales has this to contribute:

You can set this up in half the time using windows and an old program called proxomitron. You might want to post this for those who just want it to work easily:

step 1) Download proxomitron from http://www.proxomitron.info
step 2) open proxomitron and uncheck everything except the outgoing header filters
step 3) open outgoing header filters and uncheck them all, but find one of the user_agent ones and modify it as such:

  1. change the header name to user-agent:firefox win32
  2. (optional) in the url match, put *.hulu.com – this will only activate the header if you go to that url
  3. header value match should be *
  4. change the value to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; en-US) Firefox/3.0.11
  5. make sure that the outgoing checkbox is checked but not the in

step 4) on the proxomitron main window go to config, click the access tab and set to allow connections from your local network e.g. 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.255

step 5) go to file>save default settings, and then close and reopen proxomitron

step 6) On the ps3 network settings, set it to use a proxy server and point it to the ip address of your windows machine running proxomitron, port 8080.

Other comments:

it’s a good practice to set your ip address on the windows machine that runs proxomitron to be static, so that there’s no chance it’ll change and your ps3 starts pointing to an ip address that doesn’t exist or is assigned to another computer.

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