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# 251060 6-Jun-2019 15:34
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So I installed DNS changer and entered my DNS IP addresses. It says its connected and working. Yet the overseas devices still see my location as NZ. 

Given Android and Google are one, is the google DNS hidden somewhere? Or is there another reason I cannot watch the content I want on my phone?


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  # 2253175 6-Jun-2019 15:52
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Disable 'Location'.

 

 


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  # 2253179 6-Jun-2019 16:03
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I found with my Phone (Samsung Galaxy) I needed an App to make the DNS Changes to my phone to access my DNS service. The one that worked for me is "DNSpipe - a DNS Chnager (No Root - IPV6)" by Frostnerd.com. Others I tried didn't work, but this one worked well for me.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2253252 6-Jun-2019 19:11
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nitro:

 

Disable 'Location'.

 

 

Nope that didnt work, I generally always have location off unless I need to use it.

 

As for DNS manager, I use one, its cal DNS Manager and gets great reviews, but I can try that one recommended.

 

Any other ideas?




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  # 2253258 6-Jun-2019 19:25
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I found with my Phone (Samsung Galaxy) I needed an App to make the DNS Changes to my phone to access my DNS service. The one that worked for me is "DNSpipe - a DNS Chnager (No Root - IPV6)" by Frostnerd.com. Others I tried didn't work, but this one worked well for me.

 



Trying DNSpipe, do you swipe that button from inactive is it meant to go active? It just goes back to the left when I swipe it.....


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  # 2253268 6-Jun-2019 19:45
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I had to airplane mode and turn wifi back on, and also set the timezone to the country I wanted to get content from as well.





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  # 2253269 6-Jun-2019 19:45
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So DNSpipe asks to run a local VPN, swears it doesnt let any data etc etc. anyway i went into connection properties. clicked on VPN and there it was. not it allows me to chang from inactive to active.

 

it "appears" to be working but will confirm a bit later. 

 

Is odd it needs to create this local VPN within the phone. 




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  # 2253272 6-Jun-2019 19:47
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richms:

 

I had to airplane mode and turn wifi back on, and also set the timezone to the country I wanted to get content from as well.

 

 

wow that is hardcore haha. well i hope i have it working now. I will confirm in an hour when the programme i want to watch is on


 
 
 
 


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  # 2253273 6-Jun-2019 19:47
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That is the only way that non root apps can meddle with data on the phone. They have no direct access to the networking stuff as that is blocked.





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  # 2253327 6-Jun-2019 21:14
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richms:

 

That is the only way that non root apps can meddle with data on the phone. They have no direct access to the networking stuff as that is blocked.

 

 

Makes sense.

Well it worked. So not sure why the other well reviewed DNS app didnt.

 

Great watching overseas stuff on the samoled screen vs the washed out notebook LCD. Very happy.


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  # 2253338 6-Jun-2019 21:21
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TeaLeaf:

 

Great watching overseas stuff on the samoled screen vs the washed out notebook LCD. Very happy.

 

TeaLeaf: Lets watch a movie!

 







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  # 2253709 7-Jun-2019 12:22
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Haha thats quite a gag Michael.

 

Its really just so I can watch the cricket but fall asleep when it gets too much and I just watch the second innings in the morning.

Now I have the A30 throttling and bloatware removed, along with using night mode, its running smooth as. Something if anyone else buys one be aware of, power settings and turn night mode on, which helps a lot with battery too. The lowest I have gotten to is 73%. So the throttling and battery saving options really arent required but there are other things that help the experience and are more effective on battery life.

Remember the original 7" EEEPC? https://www.cnet.com/reviews/asus-eeepc-701-review/ I use to watch a lot of content on it in Aus, was awesome at the time with its little atom CPU.

Now if they could put an OLED in a 11" Windows Notebook for about $1k, that would be awesome. The SAMOLED 10" Tablet is awesome at 2k HDR. Just outside general browsing and movies it doesnt have the power like the Windows GO tablet for processing videos etc.

I know Dell and Lenovo have he OLED 15" monsters. 

 

So for the money, you cant get a 1080+ OLED anywhere else for $350 ($230 if you dont need local warranty and NFC). So really its incredible value. We are looking at OLED TVs to replace the Sony 1080p, but it looks a lot better since the Xbox has been driving it, not sure why, but looked washed out without the Xbox one.

Back to dnspipe, does anyone know how to deactivate it? When I click on active it does not switch back to inactive. Its messing with some other apps so want my native IP back when not watching overseas content etc.




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  # 2253727 7-Jun-2019 12:48
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Ok this is odd. I am connecting to working wifi networks, but it says internet may not be available. This is after I managed to turn off the dnspipe to inactive.

 

So I cleared the cache, didnt help.




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  # 2253737 7-Jun-2019 13:11
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So turns out some how I have managed to the "Internet may not be available" issue, whether it was from using DNS pipe Im not 100% sure. 

Either way I have done everything I can think of to resolve the issue.




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  # 2253829 7-Jun-2019 13:34
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Mosy bizarre fix, I had the private DNS selected in network settings. I turned that off and everything works,

I might see what other DNS managers are out there. Im sure I can get DNSpipe working, just need to remember what to turn off should it create this issue again. Strange it didnt happen to the suggestors phone.


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