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# 201808 4-Sep-2016 19:27
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Couple of other times something odd happened on Bigpipe UFB it turned out not to be just me, so......


I use DNS4me as a geo-unblocker - and have for well over a year now - cant see any reported problems their end.


I am located in central Auckland. Vector had 2 short planned power outages on Saturday. First one at 9am for around 10m, the second one around 4pm for about 10 minutes.


After the first outage, the internet came back up but seemed sluggish as anything - still is.


NZ sites seem to come up reasonably quick.


Speedtests show normal sort of speed.


However, when trying anything like BBC iplayer or Channel 4 or ITV in the UK, or SBS in Australia for that matter either just seems to either not work at all or take forever to even start streaming - or have constant buffering if it even starts playing. Normally have immaculate performance on Bigpipe.


Anyone else having issues - or just me?

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  # 1622642 4-Sep-2016 20:33
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Sorry if it's a silly question but do you need to update your IP address on the DNS4ME system?  It may have changed due to the power cut if you're not on static

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  # 1622741 4-Sep-2016 21:27
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I have a static IP.

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