Hello all! First let me say that I hope that this has not been answered a million times already, and if it has, my humblest apologies. I didn't see my situation posted on at least the first page or two.
One of the biggest reasons that I bought a Raspberry Pi is because I am hoping to be able to use it as some kind of a proxy server. I'm currently studying abroad in Germany (I'm from the US).
What I'm hoping to do is to set up a Raspberry Pi to just sit on my parents' network at home (in the US) and to just forward network traffic to my computer(s) here in Germany.
I found this post on LifeHacker about turning the Raspberry Pi into a VPN, and I'm wondering if that would be all that would be needed. I'm not terribly familiar with the networking side of things so I'm not sure if there's more to it than that.
I'm guessing that even if this works, speed might be a factor, and things like Netflix are probably out, eh? Is there anything else that I should really take into consideration with this project?
Thank you so much for any input or suggestions you all might have. This will be my first project with the Raspberry Pi, though I'm hoping to get more active in the community in the coming months!