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ruddypict

join:2010-03-24
kudos:2
reply to saabbaby

Re: Anyone using Unblock-us?

said by saabbaby:

ive been using unblock-us and it works perfectly on my iphone and laptop, but its not working with my ps3...i entered the correct dns and all.

does anyone know if it would work with ebox's vpn, if so i would have no need to pay.

Not sure about ebox vpn. But I can tell you that unblock-us works perfectly with PS3's. I am using a PS3 Fat and PS3 Slim with the service (yes, sometimes simultaneously).

DanteX

join:2010-09-09
kudos:1
reply to SpongeGuard
Couldnt I just exchange DNS addresses with a friend from the states instead of paying for a vpn?


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
No


silvercat

join:2007-11-07
reply to SpongeGuard
Unblock-us works great if you wanna watch the Blue Jays on mlbtv

Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB
reply to SpongeGuard
Is there a unblockus EU equivalent?


Quake110
Premium
join:2003-12-20
Ottawa, ON
Unblock-US also works with British channels such as the BBC, Channel4, Channel5...

LittleDevil

join:2012-04-12
reply to Doonz
I've been using UnoTelly for some time now...works great.
I use it to watch US channels, but you can also use it to watch UK blocked channels....


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to SpongeGuard
I'm doing some research on how unblock-us works. I have DNS servers in the USA, so if anyone wants to help me out setting it up, I will reward you with free access.

lawrenson

join:2012-02-22
said by rodjames:

I'm doing some research on how unblock-us works.

Essentially it's just a proxy running on their servers rather than on your end.

Their DNS servers point to their own servers rather than Netflix's when you resolve most *.netflix.com subdomains.
Their servers are then proxying your requests (probably through something like Squid) to Netflix's servers.

alexpb1

join:2005-06-23
Barrie, ON
reply to SpongeGuard
Anyone using UnoTelly unable to load Netflix this morning?
I just get "waiting for netflix.com..." and then:

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to netflix.com

Other sites like Hulu are working just fine through UnoTelly. As soon as I disable their DNS Netflix loads properly. So it doesn't seem to be on my end. Anyone else?


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to lawrenson
So it's *just* proxying DNS traffic? I'd hate to be double-dipping on bandwidth charges. VPS traffic isn't cheap in some areas. I'm interested in getting this going though, I have done VPN it's shit simple.

alexpb1

join:2005-06-23
Barrie, ON
reply to alexpb1
said by alexpb1:

Anyone using UnoTelly unable to load Netflix this morning?
I just get "waiting for netflix.com..." and then:

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to netflix.com

Other sites like Hulu are working just fine through UnoTelly. As soon as I disable their DNS Netflix loads properly. So it doesn't seem to be on my end. Anyone else?

It started working again like an hour later on it's on.

Chellspecker

join:2012-05-16
reply to SpongeGuard
I don't understand how Unblock Us works or is supposed to work, but I signed up for it and set up my router according to the instructions on their website. I was using it to access American content on Netflix. Interestingly, some content available to Canadians is NOT available on American Netflix, certain foreign films I had enjoyed and wanted to watch with a friend (I highly recommend Black Book, a Dutch film about the WWII Nazi resistance movement in Holland) It was annoying to have to go into the router settings and change the settings back and forth when I wanted to access my own country's Netflix. But other than that inconvenience, it seems to work fine.

However, I just cancelled my service with them after three months. It seemed to be seriously interfering with my internet connection. I kept getting "unable to connect to x.com" messages, and had to go into Network settings Diagnostics (Mac OS 10.6.8) which seemed to shock it back into giving me an IP address. It would show that I had connection with a green light, but going into diagnostics showed my connection stopped at the IP point. Every few minutes my connection would again disappear. Is anyone else experiencing this problem, as of May 16, 2012? I'm currently troubleshooting this issue.

For now, cancelling the service and setting my DNS settings on my router back to auto seems to have fixed the problem. I don't know if the UnblockUs servers are overloaded or what. As I said, I don't understand the technical aspects of their service. All I can say is my internet was f*cked up to the point of uselessess. When i called my ISP tech support, they said it had to do with using Vuze, which I currently am not running. Unless Vuze is secretly running in the background messing with my internet, it seems more likely the Unblock Us router settings were causing the problem. I didn't bother to try to contact them. I'm going to see if not using their service fixes the problem, and if it does, seek another solution to watch U.S. Netflix in Canada. I'll reply if anything changes or it still slows down.

I just thought of a better solution: Netflix, why not go against the grain and just give us all the same content, big entertainment corporations be damned? All these workarounds for completely outdated geographically-based copyright and media access laws are getting tiresome and expensive.

the cerberus

join:2007-10-16
Richmond Hill, ON
reply to rodjames
said by rodjames:

So it's *just* proxying DNS traffic? I'd hate to be double-dipping on bandwidth charges. VPS traffic isn't cheap in some areas. I'm interested in getting this going though, I have done VPN it's shit simple.

Yes, its a DNS server that points to their proxy, instead of the site.
The proxy then connects to netflix and other sites.
That is the reason why the service costs money, as DNS is free.
Because it can do authentication to its own proxy server before going to netflix and other sites, they can ensure you pay.
All other sites are then simply DNS lookups.

This is especially good for online poker players.
A VPN would identify you as American, and poker sites do not allow Americans to play anymore due to US Law.
With their DNS it only appears to the good sites as American/Unblock-us proxy.
To all the other sites you appear as the originating IP.

MichelR

join:2011-07-03
Ottawa, ON
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reply to Chellspecker
said by Chellspecker:

I just thought of a better solution: Netflix, why not go against the grain and just give us all the same content, big entertainment corporations be damned? All these workarounds for completely outdated geographically-based copyright and media access laws are getting tiresome and expensive.

They'd be hit with so many simultaneous lawsuits that they'd be vaporized. The way the antiquated model works, I believe this would pretty much be piracy on their part.

I gave unblock-us a try yesterday. Global have changed the Flash version on their web site, which means that I can no longer watch TV episodes using my Boxee Box. Using unblock-us I was able to watch them off the CBS web site (weird thing is that I got a few Canadian ads during the two shows I watched - not sure how the hell that happened). I didn't notice any particular problem while streaming. Not sure if I'll sign up right away since just about every season ended this week or last. I might wait until the fall, by which time the issue with Global may have been resolved (assuming Adobe finally update Flash Player for Linux CE...)

DanteX

join:2010-09-09
kudos:1
reply to SpongeGuard
I use unblock us to get US netflix have to say Us netflix is almost as bad as Canadian Netflix, limited choices on both.

booj

join:2011-02-07
Richmond, ON
said by DanteX:

I use unblock us to get US netflix have to say Us netflix is almost as bad as Canadian Netflix, limited choices on both.

I feel that way too. Though with unblock us you do get the combination of the two, with a little hassle. Still a better package than cable.


WaitForGodot

join:2009-01-07
reply to Chellspecker
@Chellspecker

Have you tried using the new DNS Servers ? They appear to be better. Below is a recent FAQ I noticed on their site.

_______________
New DNS Servers
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2012 10:16PM EDT
We have introduced new DNS servers and updated all instructions. The new servers are on faster and more reliable infrastructure. The old and the new DNS servers provide identical functionality and while we don't have current plans to disconnect old servers, we expect all customers to use new DNS servers.

The new DNS servers are:
Primary DNS 208.122.23.22
Secondary DNS 208.122.23.23

alexpb1

join:2005-06-23
Barrie, ON
reply to SpongeGuard
Has anyone tried TUNLR? Just came across them on a post on RedFlagDeals and they seem to offer the same service as Unblock-us and UnoTelly but for free. No subscription or sign up needed.

»tunlr.net/

The primary (preferred) DNS IP address is:
149.154.158.186

The secondary (alternate) DNS IP address is:
199.167.30.144

I am still using UnoTelly but if this is a good, free alternative than I will switch.


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5

1 edit
Considering it's a free service, user beware.

"Tunlr is a fun project run by a few enthusiasts. We’re using Tunlr ourselves. We love it, and that’s why we wanted to share it with you."

If everyone starts using it I doubt it will be sustainable without added costs for more bandwidth and servers. I'm not sure they really thought that through.

chipper

join:2012-05-28
Beverly Hills, CA
reply to SpongeGuard
has anyone tried seedstuff.ca?

i saw it on »www.seedboxreviews.com/. not sure if it's worth getting.

for five years i have been using those free services, but my friend got hacked. don't want to risk now.

xcimo
Ebox 60Mbps

join:2007-11-21
Gatineau, QC
reply to SpongeGuard
What's the easiest way to pay for Hulu plus? Do they accept any canadian credit card?


silvercat

join:2007-11-07

1 edit
Unblock-US details here what you have to do with regards to Hulu Plus:
»support.unblock-us.com/customer/···s/291534

Edit: didn't work for me.

alexpb1

join:2005-06-23
Barrie, ON
reply to SpongeGuard
This is pretty cool, switch over to Netflix Brazil on UnoTelly or Unblock-Us and you can already watch The Hunger Games in HD. That just came out on blu-ray like a week ago. The US Netflix doesn't even have it yet.


silvercat

join:2007-11-07
Interesting ! Must try that..


infamouskid

join:2007-01-24
North York, ON
reply to SpongeGuard
i use »tunlr.net/

FREE.
--
BELL CAN SUCKADANUTZ!


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5
said by infamouskid:

i use »tunlr.net/

FREE.

But keep this in mind in using it:

"Where’s the catch?

So you’ve read all the fantastic stuff about Tunlr being free, allowing you to stream in the best quality available, easy to setup blah blah blah. This simply sounds too good to be true. Where’s the catch?
We’re not aiming to provide a professional 24/7 service. Tunlr is up when it’s up, and is down when it’s down. We only have limited support for non-PC players. Support is limited to the on-site forum where your questions may or may not get answered."

»tunlr.net/faq/


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
It works well for me on my PS3 and Wii. So what if it's not guaranteed. I don't consider the inability to get US Netflix or Hulu an emergency. So far it always works for me.


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5
To each their own but if I'm paying for a service (Netflix etc) to use it 24/7 and relying on a tunnel to do so, I'd want to be sure at least it was at least reliably available most of the time with exception for unexpected outages or maintenance windows.

The problem I see is that unless they keep adding more bandwidth it may become unreliable because they need the capacity and servers at their end to transmit the stream to you, it's not simply DNS lookups alone that is provided to you.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
At some point it will likely become a paid service with more expectation of reliability.