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Topic # 198289 3-Jul-2016 17:24
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Hi, brought my mum a new chromecast she has a technocolour modem through vodafone, i got into the modem changed the settings to DNS4ME, i can watch iplayer on the table but as soon as i cast it comes up cant play 2100?.It works at home fine with the DNS4Me, any ideas? i shouldnt have to block dns?


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  Reply # 1585173 3-Jul-2016 17:32
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What is iplayer 2100 when it's at home?

If you are using Chromecast you have to block google dns servers ( dns4me has some guides on how to set this up).
As soon as you hand over to a Chromecast ( cast to a Chromecast), it tries to use Google dns to work out where you are. The google dns ( if not blocked) says you are in nz and you will get blocked.

If you block google dns servers it will fall back to your default dns servers ( dns4me) which should say you are in the UK.




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  Reply # 1585237 3-Jul-2016 19:17
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robjg63: What is iplayer 2100 when it's at home?

If you are using Chromecast you have to block google dns servers ( dns4me has some guides on how to set this up).
As soon as you hand over to a Chromecast ( cast to a Chromecast), it tries to use Google dns to work out where you are. The google dns ( if not blocked) says you are in nz and you will get blocked.

If you block google dns servers it will fall back to your default dns servers ( dns4me) which should say you are in the UK.


What device are you using to cast with? If an iPhone or ipad you just need the iplayer app from the UK apple app store and block the Google design on your router.



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  Reply # 1585256 3-Jul-2016 20:08
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Thanks for the quick reply 2100 is the error message I get when I try and cast a program from bbc , I thought only had to block dns for netflix for chromecast? I have an hg659 modem at home and block from the parental option and it works, I couldn't work out where to block for my mums technicolor TC 7210 modem , using a samsung tab e to cast



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  Reply # 1585298 3-Jul-2016 21:26
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Sorry meant to add can i do a static route on this type of modem, or can i block dns in the perental section using 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.8.4?

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  Reply # 1585299 3-Jul-2016 21:27
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Pretty sure you will find as soon as the chromecast starts working, any app (bbc iplayer in this case) use google DNS work out where it is - it reports as not being in the UK and it stops.

 

 

 

No idea about this router I am afraid.





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  Reply # 1585303 3-Jul-2016 21:31
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Hi, brought my mum a new chromecast she has a technocolour modem through vodafone, i got into the modem changed the settings to DNS4ME, i can watch iplayer on the table but as soon as i cast it comes up cant play 2100?.It works at home fine with the DNS4Me, any ideas? i shouldnt have to block dns?

 

 

iPlayer worked for me if I set the Chromecast and the TV to UK time zone. I also had to have the device i was casting from (phone, PC, whatever) set to UK time zone. This assumes you're also using a DNS proxy. 

 

That used to work....a couple of months ago. I haven't bothered doing it for a while. 

 

Shortly we'll need a UK TV license number to access iPlayer. Hopefully some enterprising person will do a "YouShop" style "local address" and helps us buy one. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1585316 3-Jul-2016 21:35
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I can get to work at home by adding the google dns to the parental block on a huawei modem, but no luck on the technicolour cable, one dont want to buy another modem unless i really have to. Might have to have another go next weekend



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  Reply # 1585319 3-Jul-2016 21:38
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I might give setting the chromecast to uk and see if that works, was trying to save her some money by ditching sky

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  Reply # 1585343 3-Jul-2016 22:33
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Try pinging the Google Dns server 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 from a PC connected to the network. If it times out then you will be successfully blocking the chromecast from accessing Google server. . If it doesn't time out, then that will be the problem.



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  Reply # 1585377 4-Jul-2016 06:16
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thanks Matt will take my laptop down next week and give it a go, I'm not even sure if you can block on the type of modem cheers

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  Reply # 1585383 4-Jul-2016 07:37
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Might be worth a new post - something like 'how to block google dns on a technicolour router'.
Someone may have an idea if it can be done.




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  Reply # 1585432 4-Jul-2016 10:02
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thanks guys will set up a new post

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  Reply # 1585451 4-Jul-2016 10:34
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I just tried  iPlayer via a Unotelly UK VPN.   I see the iPlayer logo on  my TV when using Chrome browser  set and the "cast" icon on the player   but when I try to cast it  the player stops playing, when I click play again it just plays on the local PC  but not on the TV set .





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  Reply # 1585555 4-Jul-2016 12:45
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thats what I get as well but it will say an error has ocurred please try again (2100)

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  Reply # 1585563 4-Jul-2016 13:00
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Basically you either block by setting up static routes in the router, or you block it using parental controls. Some routers are difficult to find where to do it and the best approach.

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