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DNS primary and secondary settings XBOX360 NETFLIX

At the moment I have American DNS settings on my Xbox 360 to watch American Netflix with an English Netflix account in Switzerland. I want to be able to watch UK Netflix though. I've tried changing the DNS settings to the same as a few friends who are using it in the UK but it won't work it says I cannot sign in to Netflix. But as soon as I change it back to American settings boom, American Netflix is on. Any ideas?
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At the moment I have American DNS settings on my Xbox 360 to watch American Netflix with an English Netflix account in Switzerland. I want to be able to watch UK Netflix though. I've tried changing the DNS settings to the same as a few friends who are using it in the UK but it won't work it says I cannot sign in to Netflix. But as soon as I change it back to American settings boom, American Netflix is on. Any ideas?
Are you paying for the American DNS service? Most of these DNS proxies of which I am aware verify your identity to ensure they're getting paid for letting you use their DNS, so if you simply plug your friend's DNS settings in, you might not be able to use them without setting up an account of your own. Further, many of the paid DNS services require you to pay with a credit card from the host country (US card for US DNS service, UK card for UK service, etc), so this might also be a hitch.
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Re: DNS primary and secondary settings XBOX360 NETFLIX

I got the American Netflix DNS settings off YouTube, and just typed them in on network settings on my Xbox, then it signs into Netflix and plays everything. Can't find a YouTube video where it gives you US to UK settings though?
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All this confusion between DNS and DHCP... No wonder you are having problems.
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Re: DNS primary and secondary settings XBOX360 NETFLIX

You'll need to find a UK DNS service, not a US-to-UK service. Also, is your Netflix account a US account, or is it a UK account? My understanding is that US Netflix account holders cannot access UK content and vice-versa, due to copyright laws.
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All this confusion between DNS and DHCP... No wonder you are having problems.
What do you mean?
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You'll need to find a UK DNS service, not a US-to-UK service. Also, is your Netflix account a US account, or is it a UK account? My understanding is that US Netflix account holders cannot access UK content and vice-versa, due to copyright laws.
It's a UK account. Yeah that's the whole point you're not meant to be able to access US netflix in the first place, but you also can't get Netflix with a Swiss DNS setting because Netflix isn't available in Switzerland. So I need to do exactly what I did to get US netflix, but for UK Netflix, but every DNS setting I've tried isn't working.
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What do you mean?

DNS is used to translate host names to IP addresses. It has nothing to do with your own IP address, which is used to determine your location and eligibility for Geographical services.

Your IP is obtained from a DHCP server.
If you use a Swiss ISP and thus a Swiss DHCP server you get a Swiss IP address.
You can circumvent GeoIP checking by using a VPN service located outside of Switzerland, say in the US, to access US servers as if you were in the US (based on your US IP)

You talk about DNS. DNS has nothing to do with the issue you are facing.
Configuring DNS will not help you. All that does is tells your client which server to use for address/name translation.
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DNS is used to translate host names to IP addresses. It has nothing to do with your own IP address, which is used to determine your location and eligibility for Geographical services.

Your IP is obtained from a DHCP server.
If you use a Swiss ISP and thus a Swiss DHCP server you get a Swiss IP address.
You can circumvent GeoIP checking by using a VPN service located outside of Switzerland, say in the US, to access US servers as if you were in the US (based on your US IP)

You talk about DNS. DNS has nothing to do with the issue you are facing.
Configuring DNS will not help you. All that does is tells your client which server to use for addressname translation.
Well it does have everything to do with it because without changing my DNS settings and ONLY my DNS settings I wouldn't be able to watch Netflix here in the first place regardless.
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Well it does have everything to do with it because without changing my DNS settings and ONLY my DNS settings I wouldn't be able to watch Netflix here in the first place regardless.

You are incredibly confused. Your DNS settings have nothing to do with Streaming Web Services.

You are being checked /refused based on your location.
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You are incredibly confused. Your DNS settings have nothing to do with Streaming Web Services.

You are being checked /refused based on your location.
I couldn't sign into Netflix (UK or US). Then I changed my DNS settings. Then I could sign into Netflix.

I'm not confused, I don't know a great deal about all of this but I know I changed the DNS settings and nothing else.
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DNS is used to translate host names to IP addresses. It has nothing to do with your own IP address, which is used to determine your location and eligibility for Geographical services.

Your IP is obtained from a DHCP server.
If you use a Swiss ISP and thus a Swiss DHCP server you get a Swiss IP address.
You can circumvent GeoIP checking by using a VPN service located outside of Switzerland, say in the US, to access US servers as if you were in the US (based on your US IP)

You talk about DNS. DNS has nothing to do with the issue you are facing.
Configuring DNS will not help you. All that does is tells your client which server to use for address/name translation.

You're correct, but you're misunderstanding the problem. The DNS servers the OP is using translate his connection request for www.netflix.com (for example) to an IP that is actually for a US-based proxy, which then sends the request on to the actual Netflix server, but points the Netflix stream back to the originating IP (in this case the OP's). There are DNS services based in the UK which do the same thing, and one doesn't need the potential costs and overheads of a VPN to create the connection.
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So does anyone have any idea where I can get UK DNS settings that work?
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So does anyone have any idea where I can get UK DNS settings that work?
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