Your online IP address depends on the location of your dial-up. This means that if you need to use an Italian IP address, you would theoretically need to dial in from Italy. In most cases, it doesn’t matter at all which country code your IP has, but many providers such as streaming services, like YouTube, or media libraries, use geoblocking. This is used to specifically hide content so that only users with an Italian IP address can access content locked to that region.
But don’t worry! In this article, we’ll tell you how to set up an Italian IP Address in just a few steps so you can access content that would otherwise be inaccessible to you.
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Why is it useful to get an Italian IP address?
There are cases where certain sites are blocked due to government censorship. This is the case in countries like Russia, China or Iran. In regions like this, the flow of information depends on a functioning VPN, which must be used to simulate access from another region. Fortunately, you usually don’t face that problem when you want to adopt an Italian IP address.
In most cases, needing such an IP boils down to wanting to watch Italian TV online while abroad and to access content exclusively available in Italy on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, or wanting to see the same website content as Italian users
All of this is relatively easy via VPN client and you benefit from anonymity while browsing, as well as simultaneous increased security, especially when using public WiFi networks.
How can a VPN simulate an Italian IP address?
You can get an Italian IP address with Shellfire VPN in one of two ways: either using our Shellfire VPN software for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android, or via our handy Shellfire Box, a special kind of VPN router.
The Shellfire Box works like a second router between your actual router and your devices. Instead of connecting to your router’s WiFi you connect directly to the Shellfire Box and enjoy secure, fast and anonymous browsing as of the initial connection.
Shellfire VPN Software
To use our VPN software, first choose your operating system for download options:
Then simply follow the instructions on your screen and create an account with Shellfire, if you don’t already have one.
The Shellfire Box makes it even easier and more convenient. You can use the Shellfire VPN with any of your devices to simulate an Italian IP address. This is especially handy if you want to use that IP address on multiple devices at the same time, or if you need it on devices that don’t support VPN. This includes some Smart TVs, but also PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and Series S.
In the video below, we’ll show you how quick and easy it is to set up Shellfire Box for all your devices.
Is it legal to spoof and Italian IP address?
The following paragraph does not constitute legal advice.
It is not illegal to set up a VPN tunnel to Italy in most countries. However, it is possible that you might violate the terms and conditions of certain streaming services. It is therefore possible that they will block your current IP address should they suspect you are actually in another region. However, we are not aware of any actual cases where this has happened.
Does Shellfire only spoof Italian IP addresses?
Of course not! With Shellfire, you can spoof IP addresses from over 30 countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and the US.
The current list of countries and IP addresses supported by Shellfire can be found here.
With a VPN service, you can browse anonymously and securely, and not longer need to be restricted by the rigid geoblocking of many providers. You can easily set up an Italian IP address or an IP address from another country of your choice with the Shellfire app, or the Shellfire Box. This way, you’ll always have access to the content you love, all while remaining anonymous.
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