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07 Nov 2010 00:00 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 818 posts Send private message

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post about a cheap VPN company called HideIpVPN, which was perfect for BBC Iplayer.

Now, with some free software, it is possible to watch BBC iPlayer etc completely free, without the need for a VPN.  More details here.



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07 Nov 2010 15:47 by Marksfish Star rating in Sandy, Bedfordshire/.... 2414 posts Send private message

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 Looks good  I'd be interested to hear the results from people using it as I won't be out now until next year. It would also be interesting to see if it is still running in a few months time,  the vpn's are found out quite quickly usually and the ip's blocked.

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07 Nov 2010 17:55 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4354 posts Send private message

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OK, I just installed it and tried it.  I was a bit sceptical as it pulls up a notice that it is not approved by Microsoft so it could lead to issues.

Anyway, I installed it and it does work.  Managed to watch iPlayer with it quite well.

It displays ads at the top of every web page you visit after it's installed so you have to disconnect when you're not using it.

However, I just uninstalled it!

After I disconnected and closed the program I was getting a funny sound through the speakers.  It sounded like someone's phone conversation.  I have no idea what it was but it made me very uneasy having this software installed on my PC.

Shame really as it does work.

Justin



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08 Nov 2010 13:56 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 818 posts Send private message

I don't like the look of it either, so I removed it after half an hour.  I'll stick to my £6 per month VPN.



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08 Nov 2010 15:59 by scubamike Star rating in Murcia province . 137 posts Send private message

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Hi I also downloaded this program but after I'd played about with it for a while I didn't like the bits and pieces that came with it so I deleted it and the toolbar etc which loads seperately and the changes to my home page.etc etc





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13 Jan 2012 12:47 by madiexvv Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

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16 Jan 2012 21:35 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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Sanchez

What are you using? I signed up to Eltel, but sadly, even though it was a great service, they folded. I need someone to recommend another provider.

Ta

Irene





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16 Jan 2012 23:11 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4354 posts Send private message

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Irene, have you tried using OnSpeed?  I blogged about it here.

It's what I use and it works very well.

Cheapest solution out there too.

Justin



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16 Jan 2012 23:53 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 818 posts Send private message

17 Jan 2012 08:22 by mobailey Star rating in San Cayetano. 480 posts Send private message

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 Hi I use two proxy servers  these are Expat shield which is free and works well provide your download speed is good and this one is free, the other is Onspeed which again works well but again needs a good download speed and this cost around 20/30 euros ayea 



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17 Jan 2012 11:24 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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I am confused. Onspeed doesn´t allow me access to iplayer and according to Onspeed, it never will. So, Justin, how does this help you watch UK TV on line?

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Irene





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17 Jan 2012 12:05 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4354 posts Send private message

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Irene, where does it say you can't use OnSpeed for iPlayer?

I use it every day and it works great.  I just open the program, wait a second whilst it connects to the UK server and hey presto...a UK IP!

The only one is doesn't seem to work for is ITV player, but I never watch ITV myself anyway.

Justin



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17 Jan 2012 12:06 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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Well I just tried it and got the blocking message!!!!





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17 Jan 2012 12:14 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4354 posts Send private message

17 Jan 2012 13:20 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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The message reads:

 

Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only, but all BBC iPlayer Radio programmes are available to you. Why?

If you are in the UK and see this message please read this advice.

Go to the BBC iPlayer Radio homepage





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17 Jan 2012 13:30 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4354 posts Send private message

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It looks like onspeed isn't hooking up then.

Do you see the round green onspeed icon in the bottom right of your status bar?  Hover over it.  See if it tells you it's not connected.

Or right-click it and enable it, in case it's not enabled.

Let me know if that helps.

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17 Jan 2012 17:42 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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Hi Justin

Nope it was and still is connected.

Irene





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17 Jan 2012 18:54 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4354 posts Send private message

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Irene, with it switched on, go to this site whatismyipaddress.com and see what location it gives you.

It should say that you are in the UK, if not then your onspeed isn't working and you need to contact their support people.

Let me know how you get on.



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17 Jan 2012 20:11 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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Hi Justin

It says I´m in Alicante. I´ll contact onspeed

Thanks

Irene





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18 Jan 2012 12:12 by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 716 posts Send private message

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Hi Justin

A big thank you!!!! I finally got it sorted, also thanks to Onspeed´s online help who talked me through manually configuring Firefox... and now it all works. You´ve been really helpful and patient, and it´s much apprecited.

Irene





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