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Topic # 160443 6-Jan-2015 21:29
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Hi everyone,

First post!

Just wondering if anyone can help me with streaming Netflix and Hulu on Chromecast please.

Been in constant contact with unotelly but don't seem to be getting anywhere.

I have a pace gateway as the router with apple extreme as wifi.

Everything works eg streaming on mobile, pc/mac but always seem to be geoblocked when casting!

Have changed the settings on all routers and changed IP address but can't get anything.

Doing my head in!

Thanks in advance! I'm sure I've missed a step somewhere...

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  Reply # 1209547 6-Jan-2015 21:45
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Yes - you need to create a static route to forward Google DNS to your routers internal DNS server.

For me, it is one rule on my Mikrotik - catch-all on Port 53 and send it to Port 53 of my router.

For you, it'll be 2 rules (one for 8.8.8.8, the other being for 8.8.4.4) to forward traffic to 192.168.1.254 (your routers IP). It is called a static route and I am not 100% familiar to how to do this. Hopefully with this information you can go poking through your router to figure it out otherwise I'd imagine somebody here will have one of these routers to hopefully be able to give you a pointer with how it is done.






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  Reply # 1209550 6-Jan-2015 21:54
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Thanks Michael,

I have done all that on the router but still no luck.

Thanks for your reply.

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  Reply # 1209553 6-Jan-2015 21:56
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frudrew: Thanks Michael,

I have done all that on the router but still no luck.

Thanks for your reply.


What DNS provider are you using? You might have to change the rules to forward it to your providers DNS servers instead of your router.

I have it working with my Chromecasts btw :)






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  Reply # 1209563 6-Jan-2015 22:08
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Unotelly, but I've sent like over 30 emails already on this issue. None have helped.





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  Reply # 1209569 6-Jan-2015 22:15
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Do I need to do anything here?!

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  Reply # 1209595 6-Jan-2015 23:02
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michaelmurfy:
frudrew: Thanks Michael,

I have done all that on the router but still no luck.

Thanks for your reply.


What DNS provider are you using? You might have to change the rules to forward it to your providers DNS servers instead of your router.

I have it working with my Chromecasts btw :)
Hey not to hijack the thread but since I see you're an expert so I want to know how to keep my phone connected with the chromecast controls the whole time as I seem to disconnect and become unable to access the controls without force stopping the app. Any tips?

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  Reply # 1209695 7-Jan-2015 09:21
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I must admit I never got creating a route on my TPLink Router (flashed with Gargoyle) to Unotelly's DNS or even an invalid IP to work. Either the Chromecast would work and my phone would not or vice versa.

In the end what worked for me was to actually block Google's DNS addresses for the MAC address of the Chromecast. I just blocked 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for the Chromecast MAC address and now it all works.




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  Reply # 1209715 7-Jan-2015 09:54
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benokobi:  Hey not to hijack the thread but since I see you're an expert so I want to know how to keep my phone connected with the chromecast controls the whole time as I seem to disconnect and become unable to access the controls without force stopping the app. Any tips?


I've found that sometimes happens with me and it happens when the phone disconnects off WiFi (due to the power-save WiFi feature in most Android phones). To fix this go into your WiFi settings, click on the 3 dots up in the top right corner, Advanced and ensure "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" is set to Always. If your phone for any reason disconnects off WiFi for even a split second you'll lose the controls, to get access to the controls again open the app you were using to cast and re-cast it.

lchiu7: I must admit I never got creating a route on my TPLink Router (flashed with Gargoyle) to Unotelly's DNS or even an invalid IP to work. Either the Chromecast would work and my phone would not or vice versa.

In the end what worked for me was to actually block Google's DNS addresses for the MAC address of the Chromecast. I just blocked 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for the Chromecast MAC address and now it all works.


This in most cases will break quite a few apps (The latest version of Netflix on Android uses Google DNS). You'll need to create a static route or capture all on port 53 to fix this. Simply blocking Google DNS will cause the apps to load endlessly then time out.




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  Reply # 1209726 7-Jan-2015 10:07
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I didn't create a static route. In my router (an Audiocodes MP264) I just blocked outgoing connections to Google DNS - it simply drops the packets. Chromecast then uses the router's DNS, which in my case is UnoTelly.




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  Reply # 1209756 7-Jan-2015 10:45
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freitasm: I didn't create a static route. In my router (an Audiocodes MP264) I just blocked outgoing connections to Google DNS - it simply drops the packets. Chromecast then uses the router's DNS, which in my case is UnoTelly.


Exactly what I did as noted in my earlier post.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 1209931 7-Jan-2015 14:26
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Arrrggg!

Spent most of the day tryin to do this. Got given a Pace Business Gateway from Spark and it's proving a mission to get my head around...maybe I'm just stupid :(

The pings are not returning, Phone, PC, Mac can get Hulu Netflix without VPN but it's just chrome cast! 
Have set up those static routers as per image but not sure what else to do :(


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  Reply # 1209933 7-Jan-2015 14:29
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michaelmurfy:
benokobi:  Hey not to hijack the thread but since I see you're an expert so I want to know how to keep my phone connected with the chromecast controls the whole time as I seem to disconnect and become unable to access the controls without force stopping the app. Any tips?


I've found that sometimes happens with me and it happens when the phone disconnects off WiFi (due to the power-save WiFi feature in most Android phones). To fix this go into your WiFi settings, click on the 3 dots up in the top right corner, Advanced and ensure "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" is set to Always. If your phone for any reason disconnects off WiFi for even a split second you'll lose the controls, to get access to the controls again open the app you were using to cast and re-cast it.

lchiu7: I must admit I never got creating a route on my TPLink Router (flashed with Gargoyle) to Unotelly's DNS or even an invalid IP to work. Either the Chromecast would work and my phone would not or vice versa.

In the end what worked for me was to actually block Google's DNS addresses for the MAC address of the Chromecast. I just blocked 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for the Chromecast MAC address and now it all works.


This in most cases will break quite a few apps (The latest version of Netflix on Android uses Google DNS). You'll need to create a static route or capture all on port 53 to fix this. Simply blocking Google DNS will cause the apps to load endlessly then time out.
Thanks for that.

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michaelmurfy:
benokobi:  Hey not to hijack the thread but since I see you're an expert so I want to know how to keep my phone connected with the chromecast controls the whole time as I seem to disconnect and become unable to access the controls without force stopping the app. Any tips?


I've found that sometimes happens with me and it happens when the phone disconnects off WiFi (due to the power-save WiFi feature in most Android phones). To fix this go into your WiFi settings, click on the 3 dots up in the top right corner, Advanced and ensure "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" is set to Always. If your phone for any reason disconnects off WiFi for even a split second you'll lose the controls, to get access to the controls again open the app you were using to cast and re-cast it.

lchiu7: I must admit I never got creating a route on my TPLink Router (flashed with Gargoyle) to Unotelly's DNS or even an invalid IP to work. Either the Chromecast would work and my phone would not or vice versa.

In the end what worked for me was to actually block Google's DNS addresses for the MAC address of the Chromecast. I just blocked 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for the Chromecast MAC address and now it all works.


This in most cases will break quite a few apps (The latest version of Netflix on Android uses Google DNS). You'll need to create a static route or capture all on port 53 to fix this. Simply blocking Google DNS will cause the apps to load endlessly then time out.


Classic case of YMMV. Works fine for me both on the latest Android app and my Chromecast. Maybe it had to do with how the router handles requests to DNS addresses that have been blocked?

I'm using Gargoyle.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 1210347 8-Jan-2015 08:54
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Having read around the forum it would appear that my router, the pace v5542 Gateway is cursed for these sorts of things...

Anyone recommend a good router?

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  Reply # 1211450 9-Jan-2015 22:50
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I'm using the netflix app on my android htc one m8 3.7.1 version of the app and I can no longer cast shows to my chrome cast. I get the error null. Any help?

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