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Hi all,

Thought I'd ask in a new thread instead of hijacking another and apologies if this has been asked before but couldn't find anything matching my query.

I have a Sky HD Box and would like to get the Anytime+ when it gets available to others than Sky BB subscribers.

So, I want to set up a router with a VPN (UK IP) wired to my Sky HD, BUT the rest of my wireless should still be local Swiss IP. Is this possible?

Maybe configure a router with the UK VPN IP wired to my main router with the local wireless IP (if it makes sense)?

So:

...........Swiss Wireless IP
............ /
Apple TC Router (local IP)
............ \
............Router UK VPN ---------> Sky HD / PS3 etc
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Re: Vpn uk ip

Why do you need a UK IP address?

Is your sky signal not from a satellite dish?
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Why do you need a UK IP address?

Is your sky signal not from a satellite dish?
Sky Anytime+ comes via internet, not satellite.

I'm interested in the solutions as I will be hooking up a Sky+ HD box next month and we have Sky BB in the UK. I used Anytime+ for a month or so before moving here and it is good for catching up on things you may have missed.
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Re: Vpn uk ip

OK, I have asked our IT man here at work and I'll have to wait and see what he comes back with. It may very much be possible but there seems to be some NAT problems which must be overcome before getting it to work...

Of course you also need a live updated Sky Card (subscription) before there are any possibilities to get Anytime+

Anyway, I'll share when available.

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Re: Vpn uk ip

I think it'll work ok

NAT shouldn't be a problem, as only the "outward facing" gateway will need it enabled - ie you will need disable NAT on all other bits of kit

What you will need to do is define static routes that will force the vpn-based to route via the "vpn" to use that, whilst all other "normal" traffic routes via the default "non-vpn" router.

HTH
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I think it'll work ok

NAT shouldn't be a problem, as only the "outward facing" gateway will need it enabled - ie you will need disable NAT on all other bits of kit

What you will need to do is define static routes that will force the vpn-based to route via the "vpn" to use that, whilst all other "normal" traffic routes via the default "non-vpn" router.

HTH
Fantastic... That just went over my head hahaha... I have no idea what you're on about, but it sounds like the real deal

Do you have a link or if you could point me in the right direction I would be very happy
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Re: Vpn uk ip

why can you not just have everything using the UK IP address?

When I use my UK VPN everything else still works...
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why can you not just have everything using the UK IP address?

When I use my UK VPN everything else still works...
I was also wondering this, unless you have other traffic that must go through a Swiss IP for some reason. I often just route everything through a UK VPN with no perceived drop in service.

I guess the other consideration might be if the VPN has caps or costs based on the amount of traffic that gets pushed through it...
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why can you not just have everything using the UK IP address?
Latency? Bandwidth? IP-based restrictions similar to those the OP is seeking to circumvent? Cost?


Anyhoozer OP, here's a quick first-draft of roughly what you're letting yourself in for...

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Re: Vpn uk ip

WOW... Thanks a mill weejeem

I'll check it out when I get my modem setup (haven't moved in yet) and get back if there are any questions :-)
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Latency? Bandwidth? IP-based restrictions similar to those the OP is seeking to circumvent? Cost?


Anyhoozer OP, here's a quick first-draft of roughly what you're letting yourself in for...

Attachment 32104
Cost £4.99 per month (which you would still need anyway) no restrictions on bandwidth, no latency issues that I've noticed even for on line gaming...

But I guess there would be a problem if you need a Swiss IP address for anything.
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Re: Vpn uk ip

so can anyone recommend a good reliable UK VPN IP provider?

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Re: Vpn uk ip

I use Overplay It's $10 for many different VPNs from around the world I started a topic on it. It's also got Castro's seal of approval
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Re: Vpn uk ip

I use My Private Network

https://www.my-private-network.co.uk

They cost £5 a month for UK IP, 1 month contract so no tie in.

Also they now have global VPN where for £9 a month you can have a IP addresses from any of these countries

UK, USA, Ireland, Hong Kong, Holland, Canada, Czech, Australia, Germany, Luxembourg, Swiss, Spain, Russia, France, Malaysia.
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Re: Vpn uk ip

+1 for my private network. Pretty good sofar. Have watched f1 on iplayer a few times with no problems.
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Re: Vpn uk ip

I use https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ for 2-3 years now and I'm happy. They offer several options for IPs (2 options for UK). They have a good speed and privacy (that's the most important).

I have set up my router to go through the VPN (so any device connected through ethernet or wifi on that router gets the IP). Setting up the router is not easy, but these guys : http://www.flashrouters.com/routers/...einternetacess can take care of it and send you a preconfigured router. A friend did this and he is very happy.

The price is $7 per month but I have the year subscription (3rd year now) which comes with 50% off ($40).
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Re: Vpn uk ip

It seems there are two options to get UK content, via DNS servers or VPN servers.

Reading around "SmartDNS" has a service for $5 per month but https://www.unblock-us.com/ seems to be more popular and you can configure your router for this so any device connected via wifi routed through it will get a "UK address".

VPN is generally double the cost but hides your traffic. So...

Just to watch BBC etc is DNS enough?
Is VPN just to 'secure' your traffic?
Surely encrypting traffic slows everything down and so must affect streaming services pretty badly?

Thx
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Re: Vpn uk ip

I use a smart dns from unlocator - works perfectly for sky, bt sport, bbc iplayer etc. I don't use a VPN because I don't want the overhead of the encryption.
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I use a smart dns from unlocator - works perfectly for sky, bt sport, bbc iplayer etc. I don't use a VPN because I don't want the overhead of the encryption.
Unlocater works well for me, I can watch iPlayer and 4oD for about five pounds a month, direct debited from Pay Pal, and it doesn't buffer to much either.
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