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  Reply # 1312332 26-May-2015 22:17
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  Reply # 1312848 27-May-2015 15:47
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Had an issue a while back (when still on unotelly) with the BBC iplayer site taking around 1 minute to load.
Once up the content would stream ok.
The page would come up instantly under vodafone DNS.
Tested with another geo unblocker - it was still around 1 minute to load.

I put a support call into unotelly and they said it was the way the ISP was routing traffic to the address of the CDN (content delivery network).
It appeared to be going via the USA and was adding a huge overhead to each packet of data.
They said they could not do anything about that.
The actual streaming content was coming fairly directly so was ok.

The reason the page would load quickly with vodafone DNS is that it was pointing to the international version of the site and the traffic routing for that was fast.
One day the problem just vanished - maybe the traffic routing got fixed.

Wonder if there is some traffic routing issue to the BBC content servers.
I gather even different quality streams can come from different parts of the network.

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  Reply # 1317363 4-Jun-2015 12:59
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I've got out of the fat into the fire!

After setting up Unotelly to see if bbciplayer would work, I'm fighting to getting rid of it.  It has hijacked my browser and redirects me to Unotelly instead of the bbc  Then tells me 8 days is up.

I checked out the uninstalll options and that's when the trouble started.  You're instructed to remove "obtain an ip address automatically" from TCPIP properties which I did.
But then it wanted an IP address and I had no idea what that was, so I put the same number in as was the DNS server. Then a subnet mask 255, 255, 255, 0.

The compute then tried to diagnose something but failed.  Now I find it won't work on the Internet!   That'll teach me for trying out that Unotelly virus !!

The computer is an Acer laptop and connects by wifi.  I ran up ipconfig but it reports the settings I put in that broke it. It's fairly new and whatever settings it had were those out of the box.

Any idea how I find it's right IP address and subnet mask?


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  Reply # 1317365 4-Jun-2015 13:04
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If you are removing unotelly then all you need to do is set your IP and DNS to automatic/obtain automatically. That should resolve your issue.

Assuming the network you are on at home is DHCP (in that it hands out IP's automatically)

Worse case scenario is you leave IP on auto and put in Orcons DNS servers. But your router should be handling that anyway.

All Unotelly does is get you to specify new DNS servers, it isn't a virus. You just need to undo that bit.

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  Reply # 1317377 4-Jun-2015 13:33
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Unotelly is not a virus!
Unotelly has pretty good instructions - just follow them:

While I am posting on here - I previously mentioned (while other people were having issues with iplayer on orcon global mode) that the get_iplayer tool that allows you to download programs from bbc iplayer had stopped working like it used to.
I am on VF and dns4me.
It used to allow quite good quality video to be downloaded as mp4 files - but just recently (around the time people started reporting issues with iplayer on orcon) the get_iplayer script started failing on the various higher quality streams and falling down to the lowest possible video resolution.
I noticed at the weekend its started working properly again on the better quality streams. I wonder if some BBC iplayer network configuration may have fixed the issue.

Has the orcon global mode/iplayer issue been fixed for orcon users?

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  Reply # 1317399 4-Jun-2015 14:00
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Those are the instructions I followed that resulted in my laptop losing the internet, but Oldmanakbar
advice to reset both to automatic did work. Thanks !!!

I installed the downloader but haven't used it yet.  I'm on Orcon and get now get bbc and itv.  But bbc can still
report there is a problem, try again. But so far try again has worked.

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  Reply # 1326670 17-Jun-2015 16:35
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Hulu is no longer working with global mode :(

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  Reply # 1326742 17-Jun-2015 18:22
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yes Hulu is down as of today, netflix and amazon prime are working for me, i hope it is an issue that can be fixed, makes me a little worried they pick my IP as not being in the US.

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  Reply # 1327015 18-Jun-2015 08:55
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Hulu was working fine for me last night, however I was using a Roku which does things a bit differently.

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  Reply # 1327539 18-Jun-2015 21:06
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everything is back up and working on hulu :)

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