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Topic # 192070 25-Feb-2016 20:45
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Hi Guys.

 

 

 

I currently flat with a few people and we have sky in the flat. I have DNS4me and I absolutely love it as it works well with roku. The only problem if is I connect to DNS4ME, the sky console cannot detect the internet and the guide, sky on demand, and MySky don't work. I still have the shows though.

 

 

 

Is there any way to make the Sky console work properly and detect the internet if I connect to the DNS service, or am i stuck with resetting the modem everytime I want to swap between roku and SKY?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1499424 25-Feb-2016 20:50
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Depending on what router you have you can exclude devices (with custom firmware) - this is what I do with my Edgerouter where servers, and some clients are excluded from the DNS4ME service. Another (potentially easier way) is to grab another router to sit in between your Sky box and your router to forward different DNS servers to it or just ensure that you have no clashing services enabled on your DNS4ME services panel.

 

I believe Sky uses the same thing as many other providers in terms of a CDN service. Ensure you've got no other clashing services enabled and it'll work:

 

 

But since you've got the freedom to watch whatever you want now why have you still got Sky ;) teach your flatmates how to stream TV and save money in the process!





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  Reply # 1499506 26-Feb-2016 07:04
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Can you put the DNS4me settings into the Roku? I have done that to my amazon fire tv, nothing else on my network is affected that way.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1499578 26-Feb-2016 09:31
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I've done that at my place with Unotelly - DNS just in the devices that need geo-unblock access, being an old iPad that I only use for streaming, Apple TV and an old PS3 console.





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  Reply # 1499661 26-Feb-2016 10:47
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I put it in the router. I also have a fire TV stick so that may work. How do I just set it up for the fire TV stick?

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  Reply # 1500278 27-Feb-2016 09:09
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You can't put DNS settings into the Roku, and what's more, the Netflix app needs you to re-route google DNS if you want to geo-unblock.

 

As MM says above, you need a halfway decent router (or firmware) which allows you to enter different DNS settings per device (and to re-route DNS queries). For bonus points, run a router that allows custom hosts files.




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  Reply # 1500857 28-Feb-2016 17:12
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OK. I've set it up on the fire TV instead of the router. Netflix US and crackle works, but not hulu. Hulu on Android works though, did I do it wrong or does hulu not work in fire TV with dns 4 me

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  Reply # 1500885 28-Feb-2016 18:53
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Dstarzero: OK. I've set it up on the fire TV instead of the router. Netflix US and crackle works, but not hulu. Hulu on Android works though, did I do it wrong or does hulu not work in fire TV with dns 4 me

 

Could you please check for conflicting services in your DNS4ME control panel? You didn't state if you've looked. Will be easier to disable any conflicts than shove the DNS on your devices (of which, actually won't work 100%). The FireTV talks to Google DNS also.







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  Reply # 1501714 29-Feb-2016 18:27
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Sorry, I only tried it now and it worked. But since we have dynamic ip, I need to keep updating the if on user console whenever we reset the router

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