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Topic # 139188 30-Jan-2014 14:31 Send private message

Hi Guys,
Just a quick question I'm thinking of trying https://unlocator.com/ in reading they say TelstraClear / Vodafone censor DNS. Is WarpSpeed classified as Static, I haven't checked but would assume so can anyone confirm;

List of Internet Providers That do Not Work With Unlocator Last Updated: Jan 07, 2014 07:36PM CET Although Unlocator can be used in just about any location, there are a range of Internet Providers around the world who either censor, perform what is know as “DNS Highjacking” or use transparent proxy servers. As a result Unlocator won’t work with the following providers and there is nothing we can do about it. 
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New Zealand
  • Vodafone (you can use Unlocator if you have a static IP) 
  • Telecom
  • TelstraClear

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  Reply # 977469 30-Jan-2014 14:37 Send private message

Cable services use static IP addresses. But this has nothing to do with services such as unlocator and unblock-us not working.

It all comes down to having a transparent proxy, nothing to do with IP addresses being static or dynamic.






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  Reply # 977487 30-Jan-2014 15:02 Send private message

Thanks Freitasm,
I Agree this was from their web site from what I have read they say Vodafones Static IP addresses don't use the transparent proxy, hence why they noted it. Thanks for confirming though, I may try them out tonight when I get home.
 

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  Reply # 977492 30-Jan-2014 15:12 Send private message

If you are on cable then this won't work. The Vodafone cable network is the one using the transparent proxy.






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  Reply # 977496 30-Jan-2014 15:18 Send private message

Oh well thats unfortionate. Hopfully they can resolve this sometime soon.

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  Reply # 977498 30-Jan-2014 15:19 Send private message

DeepBlueSky: Oh well thats unfortionate. Hopfully they can resolve this sometime soon.


Called working as designed




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  Reply # 977543 30-Jan-2014 16:41 Send private message

DeepBlueSky: Oh well thats unfortionate. Hopfully they can resolve this sometime soon.


Technically there is nothing actually broken. You could just as easily argue that a site such as this (or infact any DNS redirect sites that attempt to get around geoblocking) are doing things that are technically outside the square.



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  Reply # 977544 30-Jan-2014 16:45 Send private message

I used unblock-us on TelstraClear cable for netflix and had no problems at all. 

Am I just lucky?




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  Reply # 977577 30-Jan-2014 17:39 Send private message

Did you use it on PC or a box such as Roku, PS3, Xbox?

They use different protocols.




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  Reply # 977606 30-Jan-2014 18:50 Send private message

Usually on the Apple TV but sometimes on my PC



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  Reply # 977639 30-Jan-2014 20:25 Send private message

OK my wife is on the PC but I updated the router from the tablet with the new DNS settings and it seems to work fine. just tried Hulu and MTV from the tablet videos streamed fine.

I'll let you know- how it goes over the next few days.



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  Reply # 977885 31-Jan-2014 10:44 Send private message

As promised here is my update. We started a NetFlix account last night, and connected on the computer Movies are streaming well. I tried on the PS4 no app available, but after Googling I found that all I needed was to create an American PS account then using this account to logon to the PS4 this worked NetFlix and HulaPlus etc. were available to download. I have since connected to NetFlix on the PS4 it looks great.

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  Reply # 978450 1-Feb-2014 10:29 Send private message

Out of interest try going to Netflix or Hulu from your PC browser and see if you can still access the content.




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  Reply # 978606 1-Feb-2014 18:12 Send private message

Yes tried this first worked fine; actually I have now re-tasked and older 40inch Samsung for the bedroom and connected to the PC via HDMI and after downloading the Windows 8.1 Metro app for NetFlix the result is really good HD display to the TV.  BTW - I have had to up my account by 100gb as I can see the data usage has zoomed up.

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  Reply # 978610 1-Feb-2014 18:41 Send private message

Right, after this report I decided to try Unblock-Us again on Vodafone cable... And it's working as reported. Tried with my laptop only and it worked, then changed the router DNS and it worked on my tablet as well.







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  Reply # 978624 1-Feb-2014 19:29 Send private message

Enjoy we are.

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