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  Reply # 740195 4-Jan-2013 16:38 Send private message

reven: i would say, try without a static ip (if you dont already have one) and if it becomes a hassle, spend the extra $5 or so a month to get a static ip address.

$5? What ISP are you with.  Vodafone's static IP is $20!

If you happen to be with Vodafone you'll need to request a static IP that's not behind their transparent proxy, otherwise it won't work.

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  Reply # 740196 4-Jan-2013 17:01 Send private message

Telecom gives out free Static IP for their broadband connection. This is one of the selling points they listed at least when I signed up last April.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  Reply # 740400 5-Jan-2013 11:22 Send private message

TCL cable provides static IP for free but alas it's behind their transparent proxy. That breaks Unblock-US for browser based access (have to use a VPN) but is no issue with devices like the PS3, Android tablets and the like.

I regularly re-register a new IP address with Unblock-US since occasionally I will want to watch Netflix or Hulu+ on the road on my tablet tethering my phone or with a 3G wifi device. I don't know about IOS but on Android it's easy enough to configure the wifi settings on the device to point to Unblock's DNS servers.

And as an aside with 2D I am usually able to watch Netflix with little or no buffering.

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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