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Topic # 161705 16-Jan-2015 17:21
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Am using Netflix USA through Snap Internet - using a browser interface as well as a Roku Streaming Stick. Over the past few days everything has slowed down to a grinding halt. Video's on the Roku get to 25% and stall. Through a browser takes at least 3 minutes before content starts and then not full HD. Has something happened to make this slowdown happen. Getting 24Mb down, 9Mb up. Any ideas would be really useful - but I suspect Netflix is clamping down on users using a DNS service. I am using Unotelly. Unotelly reckon its a bandwidth issue, but I suspect otherwise as downloads from other sites are pretty quick.

Cheers - Bash

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  Reply # 1216235 16-Jan-2015 17:32
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What DNS are you using?

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  Reply # 1216250 16-Jan-2015 17:59
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The 25% issue happens to a lot of people using Roku, PS3/4 and Xbox. We have experienced a few times on the Roku 3.
Yesterday we started getting the "Netflix has not come to your part of the world" message after changing nothing.
So I blocked 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4, 208.67.222.222, 209.244.0.3 and factory reset the Roku 3.
Everything works fine and faster now and haven't noticed any difference using other services after blocking those DNS servers.




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  Reply # 1216398 17-Jan-2015 01:07
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Hi Guys

Using DNS 103.6.212.24 and 54.252.112.136.

I have setup the following in my Fritzbox to block Google DNS


I also totally reset the streaming stick. And I didnt have any issues pre December.

If anyone has any ideas, would be great.

Cheers - Bash

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  Reply # 1216493 17-Jan-2015 12:57
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Don't think its very relevant, but for us, find it interesting that the device we have the must trouble with regarding getting stuck at 25% or 63% or whatever, is the only device we have that is pointed to a non UnoDynamo DNS, which happens to be 3x further away than the local UnoDynamo Auckland/Sydney DNS we use for our other devices and which are no trouble.




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  Reply # 1216501 17-Jan-2015 13:20
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Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 1216521 17-Jan-2015 14:11
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I am on the same setup as you but using a Roku 3 and on Snaps UFB 100/50 plan. We are having no issues at the moment on laptops or Roku 3 but we have had varied performance at times from Unotelly. Biggest issue at the moment for us at the moment is actullay the likes of FB & Twitter being slow to load whilst using thier DNS service.




 

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  Reply # 1216598 17-Jan-2015 16:58
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vexxxboy: it's happening

http://torrentfreak.com/netflix-cracks-down-on-vpn-and-proxy-pirates-150103/


That report was proven to be false the day later.

Netflix could take a more aggressive approach like hulu have. But various other reports after the above report came out said Netflix were just having issues. Much like this morning where things weren't working.



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  Reply # 1219625 22-Jan-2015 00:53
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Hmmm, will persevere but it hasnt gotten any better. I even reset it to 720p and 2 channel surround instead of 5.1 - I think there is something going on now with Unotelly that Netflix is being affected with....



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  Reply # 1221172 23-Jan-2015 22:15
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Hi Guys

Just letting you all know issue was solved by putting in a Powerline Adaptor with Wifi in - there must have a been a change in signal strength in the last few Fritzbox updates that may have degraded the signal - as nothing else has changed...annoying but true. So if anyone using Snap uses a Fritzbox with a Roku wireless streaming stick and gets no loading after 25% - it could be the wireless signal. 

Thanks guys for all your input.

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