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Postby VeronicaP » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:04 pm

i have been using TunnelBear as my VPN for some years but for the past few weeks not been able to access BBCiPlayer and I understand from TunnelBear that it has been blacklisted. Is anyone having the same trouble with other VPNs or any suggestions please.
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Re: VPN

Postby marcliff » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:45 pm

BBC, Sky and, to a lesser extent, ITV have software which detects when a VPN is being used and blocks them.
As time goes by, their database on "dodgy" IP addresses gets bigger and more and more VPNs are being blocked.

I have had so much trouble with installing and uninstalling VPNs that I don't bother anymore. I subscribe to Amazon Prime in Spain
£79 a year on the uk site but you can't use the free, next day delivery in Spain.
€19.95 a year on the es site and you get access to all the films, TV etc plus free delivery on most things if you order from the es site.
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Re: VPN

Postby zippy-watkins » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:48 pm

We used to use tunnel bear but had to switch a month or so ago as just couldn't connect to BBC iPlayer. Tunnel bear was brilliant and offered to refund our subscription as we'd paid for a year.

We now use Express VPN which is a bit more expensive but have had absolutely no problems connecting.
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Re: VPN

Postby VeronicaP » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:21 am

Many thanks for the replies to my question re VPNs. Have given me plenty of information with which to go forward.
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Re: VPN

Postby milor » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:45 pm

Instead of using a VPN which can be blocked to access catch up and live tv, the best way is to use Smart Dns.

You need to change your 2 DNS settings in wifiset up.
It is a paid service and costs about £9 a year, Nothing to download and no speed loss.
Have been using this now for 4 years and works great.
If you use my link, you can have 2 weeks free trial, without putting any card details in.
Follow the instructions in how to set up for your device.
https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/?afid=c644de42b292
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Re: VPN

Postby VeronicaP » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:59 pm

Thank you for the information on SmartDns. This seems a possible answer to my problem and will certain Bly be following this through. Sorry about the typing error! Just one question - is this easy to set up
for a technophobe? Thank you
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Re: VPN

Postby PeteKnight » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:31 pm

Take a look at the SmartDNS website. They have easy to follow guides for all types of devices that take you through the process of adding a different DNS server into yt=your network settings. If you think it seems okay then sign-up for the free two week trial.

I've been using them for a couple of years and it's a great service.

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Re: VPN

Postby Ian2009 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:49 pm

Do you have to have a Spanish address in your amazon account?
Also will my internet supplier e miffed if I make changes to the router settings and finally will I still have a wireless network for tablets to connect to etc?
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Re: VPN

Postby VeronicaP » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:03 pm

To Ian 2009. Yes I do have Spanish address, but why the question?
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Re: VPN

Postby Ian2009 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:24 pm

Sorry I use an Amazon firestick at the moment with a VPN but like Marcliff I am getting frustrated at the cat & mouse we have to put up with and then changing VPN suppliers once your current one is blacklisted.
I recollect someone telling me that if you wanted to set up a dns on fire tv or firestick you must have a Spanish address on your amazon account or Amazon would block you from using a dns - I think.
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