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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 151180 16-Aug-2014 16:36
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Hey got all excited when I realized that I could use global mode with slingshot, I know people have been doing this via VPNs for years but I am just not that clever.  I quickly made the switch and ordered a Roku 3 of amazon, with dreams of endless fantastic streaming.
Unfortunately I can get the Roku to connect, but then it can't do the update that it needs to activate the account.  When I look on line people have a lot of different solutions, but none of them so far have seemed to help.
I have spent 2 hours talking online to Roku help desk but just went round in circles.
Then tried talking to sling shot.
The person from Roku told me I need to disable network pings on my Roku to get it to connect?
Is there any genius out there who is doing this already and can advice me on what I need to do?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1109571 16-Aug-2014 17:53
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I have a Roku Streaming Stick.

You will need to set up Static Routing on your modem or router to block public DNS lookups.

You may need to buy a new modem/router if your current one doesn't do Static Routing.

Unotelly have instructions at:

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  Reply # 1127483 12-Sep-2014 21:02

I got a Roku 3 & followed the setup guide for the stick, but I'm unable to connect - detailed here

Any help please?



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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1127490 12-Sep-2014 21:12
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Hey... I did eventually manage to connect mine. I changed my internet settings to the google DNS. Then once it uploaded and connected I changed it back to my ISPs recommended Dns. Have to say I am so impressed with it. Best move ever canning sky.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1127939 13-Sep-2014 17:00

nope - no dice :(

I've made the changes you've suggested & can see it polling the various DNS services before polling:

Both seem to be US-based hosts.

mtr shows fantastic throughput & telnet to those sockets works fine, so I'm not sure what's up here...


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