Setting Up Smoothping on Mac
This quick tutorial will show you how to use the Smoothping service on the Mac.
There are only a few requirements to use Smoothping on the Mac.
- You can use a PowerPC Mac(G3, G4, G5) or any Intel Mac(MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro).
- You do need to be running Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger", Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard", or Mac OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard".
There are 2 different ways that we know how to use Smoothping on the Mac: Wow2Go and Proxifier. We recomend you use Wow2Go but if it does not work, try Proxifier.
Ok, let's get started. First, go to http://www.leapingbytes.com/wow2go/.
Download the application. Just click the Wow2Go icon, and it should download.
PLEASE NOTE: WoW2Go is not a free program. You will need to sign up to receive a free 15-day trial license. After your 15-day license expires, you must register to continue using WoW2Go or you will be disconnected every 15 minutes, despite whether or not you have a paid subscriber account with Smoothping.
Once you have downloaded the application, you will need to enter your name and email address to get your 15-Day trial license. You will receive this attached in an email addressed to you.
Once you receive the email, download and open the attachment. Wow2Go should open.
Click the small plus + sign to add a New Configuration (Profile).
Enter the Smoothping server you wish to connect to (dallas01.smoothping.com is shown as an example), plus your Smoothping user name (all lower-case; i.e., "user" not "User") and your password. Please note that your password is case-sensitive (i.e.; "PASSword" is different than "passWORD").
Now, click the Wow2Go icon in the left hand corner. A window will slide out asking where your World Of Warcraft.app is.
That's it! Now just click "Start" and then "Play", and WoW should open using the Smoothping service. Enjoy!
PLEASE NOTE: Smoothping is not affiliated with Leaping Bytes Software, the producer of WoW2Go. If you have a problem with connecting to a specific Smoothping server, please address this issue with Smoothping. ALL OTHER ISSUES must be directed to Leaping Bytes Software.
First, download Proxifier from http://www.proxifier.com/mac_download.htm
Install proxifier and then download the Smoothping configuration settings HERE. Just open the configuration settings and Proxifier will open.
Next, open up Terminal, which is located in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. You can quickly launch it using spotlight by typing in "Terminal".
Now to create the connection to our secure shell network. Let's assume your user name is "smooth" and you were connecting to our server in The Netherlands. You would type in the following:
ssh -D1080 email@example.com
Remember, your user name is all lower-case - "smooth", not "Smooth".
You will them be prompted to enter your password (case-sensitive). Once submitted, you will be connected.
Now, all you need to do is open Proxifier, launch WoW, and can enjoy the lower ping Smoothping can offer.