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#173659 1-Jun-2015 09:26
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Yesterday being wet  we were watching a movie from Netflix US and about halfway thru the Apple TV  stopped playing and dropped back to the home screen.  Attempts to reconnect to Netflix said " Apple TV can't connect to the internet"  though my tablet  was fine.  A reboot of the ATV  resulted in two icons on the screen one  saying that there was no network.  Booted up my desktop that has the Unotelly IP validation app installed and the ATV came online and I was able to continue on with the movie. 

Went and checked  my IP address was and it had changed from several days ago.  Guess if you are watching a Netflix  movie and your IP address changes   it stops playing..




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  #1315335 1-Jun-2015 09:35
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Get a fixed IP address to prevent this in the future?  Bit annoying that is happened in the middle of a movie.

I was under the impression that when you did not have a fixed IP that you would have the same IP until you restarted your router?




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  #1315355 1-Jun-2015 10:15
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Unotelly has a programme you can run that automatically adjusts your account when your IP changes. I've not tried to do it because it happens so infrequently, but the instructions are on their site.




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  #1315386 1-Jun-2015 10:27
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Most providers will charge for a fixed IP. You could set yourself up with something along the lines of dyndns to get around this problem. UnoTelly have instructions on their website around this.

You should also look at getting the android UnoTelly app - then you won't have to bit up a pc to update your IP address (if you don't go down the dyndns route), plus you can also change your region from your phone if need be.

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  #1315396 1-Jun-2015 10:37
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Dratsab: Most providers will charge for a fixed IP.


It may be worth looking into it though, as some offer them for free with certain plans.

I was having a similar issue with UnoTelly, after to a change in the way Spark allocated IP addresses resulted in us getting a new one far more frequently than we used to. But I found out that my current plan allowed for a free static IP address. Problem solved :-)



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  #1315598 1-Jun-2015 16:28
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cyberhub: Get a fixed IP address to prevent this in the future?  Bit annoying that is happened in the middle of a movie.

I was under the impression that when you did not have a fixed IP that you would have the same IP until you restarted your router?


Not at another $15 / month I'm not..




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