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  1. #11


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I was interested in this so I tried 4od & used postal code SW1A 0PW to access it.
    I picked it at random.

    Needless to say it is not my US code--- 22801
    It seems the address is not needed.
    Just the postal code.
    I can now watch 4od media without a VPN connection.

    Attachment 46313

    I suppose any of the following would work too---

    Attachment 46315
    Interesting....how can you add a different postcode than your own, I have never been asked for a postcode with 4OD but I have with ITV

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I was interested in this so I tried 4od & used postal code SW1A 0PW to access it.
    I picked it at random.

    Needless to say it is not my US code--- 22801
    It seems the address is not needed.
    Just the postal code.
    I can now watch 4od media without a VPN connection.

    Attachment 46313

    I suppose any of the following would work too---

    Attachment 46315
    Interesting....how can you add a different postcode than your own, I have never been asked for a postcode with 4OD but I have with ITV
    Like this when you register---

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #13


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    David, could you please test the show 2 Broke Girls, you'll find it on homepage. I can watch nothing from 4OD without VPN, with VPN everything else but not that one show.

    Interesting that you could watch 4OD without VPN. What about the BBC iPlayer, do you get it also without VPN?

    Jamos, I have a 100/20 Mbps line but all computers limited to use maximum 50/10.

    Speedtest just now using my real IP and location:

    Click image for larger version

    And using CyberGhost Premium with UK as the simulated country (notice that CyberGhost does not care about my bandwidth limitations ):

    Click image for larger version

    Finally using CyberGhost Free:

    Click image for larger version

    As you can see even the PING is acceptable.

    Kari
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  4. #14


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    how can you get a faster speed in London than your original speed?
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    David, could you please test the show 2 Broke Girls, you'll find it on homepage. I can watch nothing from 4OD without VPN, with VPN everything else but not that one show.

    Interesting that you could watch 4OD without VPN. What about the BBC iPlayer, do you get it also without VPN?

    Jamos, I have a 100/20 Mbps line but all computers limited to use maximum 50/10.

    Speedtest just now using my real IP and location:

    Click image for larger version

    And using CyberGhost Premium with UK as the simulated country (notice that CyberGhost does not care about my bandwidth limitations ):
    Click image for larger version

    Finally using CyberGhost Free:

    Click image for larger version

    As you can see even the PING is acceptable.

    Kari
    Can't get 2 broke girls.
    Can get BBC iplayer.
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  6. #16


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    how can you get a faster speed in London than your original speed?
    It's not faster than my connection; I have 100/20 Mbps connection, I have just limited the bandwidth each of my computers can use to 50/10. It seems that CyberGhost does not "obey" this limitation but instead bypasses it, I get often speeds up to 90 Mbps when using CyberGhost even though when no VPN is used it stays just under my set limit.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Can't get 2 broke girls.
    Can get BBC iplayer.
    Thanks David.

    Very interesting you also get iPlayer without VPN. Could it be that UK broadcasters have rights for USA, too? Whatever channel, player and broadcaster I try without VPN gives this kind of message:

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    That 2 Broke Girls is interesting, can't understand why I can watch everything else using VPN but not that?
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  7. #17


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    i have just tried to access 4OD by just registering a UK postcode as David said and it does work however I get buffering problems. BBC works also.

    Wonder if anyone has tried overplays VPN service, a bit pricey but looks good. also there is one called pure vpn which looks good.

    Also has anybody tried SmartDNS providers to unblock streaming sites? In my experience they did not work as gotrandom buffering problems
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