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Postby muddyleopard » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 8:47 pm

JR8 wrote:https://www.my-private-network.co.uk/ is a VPN that I have previously used. £5/month

Trouble was, that we were locked into a long-term broadband contract that had a theoretical max bandwidth of 2meg, and actual of c.1.2-1.5meg

With the bandwidth loss of 'going via' the UK that went down to under 1meg, where you cannot stream TV.

So I cancelled my subscription. Shame really, as it was a clear and simple product to use. If I go back to a paid VPN, it is likely to be with this company.


Another I've used that was good was ibVPN.

What do you need the VPN for? If watching TV I find ExpatShield fine (was watching Homes Under the Hammer just last night as it happens). If you use it for surfing you will get regular pop-ups, and new tabs, and redirected searches which obviously does get very annoying very quickly.[/quote]

Sorted - went for uktvaccess.com - works like a dream. Now my son can get his Dr Who and I can get a bit of peace and quiet.

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Postby Tigerslayer » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 8:56 pm

I use Foxy Proxy for iPlayer like one of the previous posters... It's free and after the initial setup pretty simple.

There are a ton of walk through guides on combining Vidalia, with Foxy Proxy to achieve this, such as:-

http://hurwi.net/blog/?p=28

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Postby snowqueen » Mon, 29 Aug 2011 1:20 pm

We've switched over to Strong VPN - I think we paid about $50 or so USD for the year and you can switich between US and UK up to 5 times a month which was quite handy when my husband wanted to watch the Masters. Hoping it's going to work for the Rugby World Cup.

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Postby Savage » Tue, 30 Aug 2011 9:54 pm

snowqueen wrote:We've switched over to Strong VPN - I think we paid about $50 or so USD for the year and you can switich between US and UK up to 5 times a month which was quite handy when my husband wanted to watch the Masters. Hoping it's going to work for the Rugby World Cup.


I'm using StrongVPN to watch iPlayer as well - the $55 a year Euro-America plan. The 5 server switches a month are useful as I use it to watch hulu.com from the US as well.

One trick I've learnt with StrongVPN for the UK is that the servers located around London (ie. Maidenhead, Canterbury, Nottingham) usually give you the full 5-15Mbps bandwidth, while the servers in London (or up north) only give me 1-1.5Mbps at best.

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Postby snowqueen » Wed, 31 Aug 2011 1:47 pm

Savage wrote:
One trick I've learnt with StrongVPN for the UK is that the servers located around London (ie. Maidenhead, Canterbury, Nottingham) usually give you the full 5-15Mbps bandwidth, while the servers in London (or up north) only give me 1-1.5Mbps at best.


That's good to know as I think I chose Nottingham (as that's where I'm' from) so think I will change to a London server as I've noticed the download can be very slow.

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Postby edisun_23 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 5:17 pm

hi guys! after downloading iTV, how do i get to watch the rugby world cup live? i can't find the correct channels?

thanks! :)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 5:38 pm

edisun_23 wrote:hi guys! after downloading iTV, how do i get to watch the rugby world cup live? i can't find the correct channels?

thanks! :)


I have it on now, just use your noggin.

Hey, if NZ play Fiji, would that be like Fiji v Fiji lol

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Postby edisun_23 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 5:56 pm

there must be something i'm not getting then :P
have already logged onto the VPN u recommended earlier
i'm already on http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/
but there're a lot of channels for me to choose from. which one is showing the rugby life?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 6:29 pm

Really!

ITV have several channels. How about looking for 'Sports' or 'Rugby'.

Anyway NZ won, tries won by Nonno, Noona, Bookilongi and Bonko.

p.s. Should have been hosted by the Japanese this year. Kiwi stitch-up

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Postby edisun_23 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 6:52 pm

hmm i think you meant kaino, nonu, kahui x2 and dagg x2?
was listening in "live" (not "life" :P earlier typo)

were you on this page: http://www.itv.com/rugbyworldcup/2011/matches/

will try to tune in for the next match and hope it works :)

thanks for your help.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 8:53 pm

http://www.itv.com/sport/?intcmp=NAV_SPORT

It does take a bit of fiddling around on-screeen, i.e. it is not as intuitive as the iBBC iPlayer. But you'll know when you hit it's cherry.

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Postby durain » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:45 pm

i like this - http://hidemyass.com/

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:28 am

durain wrote:i like this - http://hidemyass.com/


Checking that site out. Looks interesting.


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