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wolven1234

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#159797 12-Dec-2014 22:46
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I have been happily using Netflix via a Roku 3 for some months and tonight Netflix geoblocked me with a 'not available in your territory yet' message. The latest Roku software update was in October and I use Netflix daily.

I'm using getflix to bypass blocking and Netflix works fine on PC, Apple TV and mobile.

Please help...

Thanks,

Nick




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  #1196649 12-Dec-2014 22:53
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Try setting static route's of both Google DNS address 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4  in your router at home to 2 x local IP's (one for each Google DNS address) that you cannot ping so it does not go anywhere. I had to do this with Roku 3 and Netflix, DishWorld few months ago to make it work again.




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  #1196659 12-Dec-2014 23:08
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Happened to me yesterday on my Roku 3.
just blocked 8.8.8.8 and worked perfectly again.

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  #1196661 12-Dec-2014 23:28
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Blocking Google DNS isn't the best way of doing it, a static route is the best way to go.

Unrelated - as it turns out Geekzone works 100% fine on the Nintendo 3DS...




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  #1196666 12-Dec-2014 23:37
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I couldn't find static routes on the HG659

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  #1196703 13-Dec-2014 09:18
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Same thing has happened to me with Roku and Getflix.. wonder what they're changed recently to stuff it up?

billgates: Try setting static route's of both Google DNS address 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4  in your router at home to 2 x local IP's (one for each Google DNS address) that you cannot ping so it does not go anywhere. I had to do this with Roku 3 and Netflix, DishWorld few months ago to make it work again.


Does anyone know how I can do this on my Spark Technicolor TG589vn v2? Setting up the addresses for Getflix initially was difficult enough :/

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  #1196705 13-Dec-2014 09:31
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Works on my nexus 7, but doesn't work on my note 4 now either, so it's not just the roku

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  #1196709 13-Dec-2014 09:37
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Happened to me as well. Roku's Netflix app now seems to be connecting to Google's DNS (8.8.8.8)
This is the settings I've applied on the Netcomm Wireless which seems to fix the issue.
Just make sure you know your router's gateway address, you can find it by typing ipconfig on your command prompt.
https://i.imgur.com/NOYg08s.png



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  #1196742 13-Dec-2014 11:24
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Before I fudge anything up and make things worse for myself, if i follow these instructions should that do the trick?https://getflix.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/201833214-Technicolor-TG587n-v3

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  #1196936 13-Dec-2014 17:05
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Thanks to all for the assist. Works a treat - changed the static route for 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 to 255.255.255.255 and are cooking with gas. For those with an Asus RT-AC66u see http://www.thegoss.net/content/hardware/asus-rt-n66u-router for help.

Cheers,

Nick

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  #1196939 13-Dec-2014 17:23
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Same issue here.
I have an asus n12u, but can't work out how to set the static route. any body else managed to?

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  #1196944 13-Dec-2014 17:28
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michaelmurfy: Blocking Google DNS isn't the best way of doing it, a static route is the best way to go.


What's the reasoning behind this?

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  #1196948 13-Dec-2014 17:40
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Dolts: I couldn't find static routes on the HG659


You need to log in as the admin but I don't advise doing it.  For some reason it stops Apple devices connecting vis wifi.

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  #1196984 13-Dec-2014 18:45
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amanzi:
michaelmurfy: Blocking Google DNS isn't the best way of doing it, a static route is the best way to go.


What's the reasoning behind this?


Some devices won't work (Android Netflix for example) if you block Google DNS, routing it gives the impression Google DNS still works.




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  #1197236 14-Dec-2014 14:08
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LazyDr: Before I fudge anything up and make things worse for myself, if i follow these instructions should that do the trick?https://getflix.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/201833214-Technicolor-TG587n-v3


Can anyone help me? Fiance getting antsy that Netflix is still unavailable.. i tried the instructions i linked to, but it didn't like intf=Internet. I read someone else used intf=PPPoE instead, but haven't tried that for myself.

I did a DNS flush, re added the Geflix DNS addresses, and then tried the rtadd using 8.8.8.8/32 etc, but again not working.

This is the list i get, is there a problem because the ones i've added have metric=3, and it looks as though there might be original listings there with metric=0?

Click to see full size

Any help would be briliant!



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  #1197256 14-Dec-2014 16:09
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To add a little more info, the devices i'm accessing Netflix on are PC, Nexus 7, Samsung Note 4 and Roku 3. All of them were working well until a few days ago. Yesterday and today, the PC and Nexus 7 were able to access Netflix, but other devices came up with a regional error notice. On the Nexus 7, sound had become crackly, and when pushing the back button to exit a program, the app would crash. I attributed that to the 5.0.1 update, but just now uninstalled and reinstalled the Netflix app, and now get a regional error notice on that as well.

Frustrating! So the only thing that can stream Netflix now is my laptop.

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