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Smart DNS Proxy

Postby snorbs » Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:33 pm

Anyone having issues with this DNS service?
BBC iplayer working ok but ITV, C4 and C5 have stopped working this afternoon

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby markwilding » Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:09 pm

Yes, having to use the Unlocator VPN. They usually sort it out pretty quickly

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby snorbs » Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:12 pm

Thanks Mark, I raised the issue with them.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby olive » Wed Mar 27, 2024 12:35 am

Hmm that explains it.

Just assumed it was our end.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby snorbs » Wed Mar 27, 2024 8:27 am

seems to be ok again now. I used to have SmartyDns as a back up but that stopped working a while ago.
what are best options for a back up to smart dns proxy?

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:37 am

Hi,
The one Mark Posted looks to be a good value option.............

https://unlocator.com/account/signup/user
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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby gavilan » Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:21 pm

Enrique ... have sent you a pm

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Francis » Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:07 pm

Signed up for Unlocater yesterday .Today I've sent a request for a refund it's very hit & miss for UK TV!

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:38 pm

Hi Francis,

"very hit & miss for UK TV!"......in what way .....slow , buffering, unable to get cretain channels :?:

Mark uses it as a backup so probable dosen't get much use ........... a DNS sollution is going to be a better option over a VPN one.
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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Francis » Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:40 pm

Hi Enrque.
It was the DNS but on on ITV it would not work as it was geoblocked. I do use Nord VPN that works very well but I thought that I would try DNS as people say it is better but I will stick to my Nord VPN.
Thanks anyway for the advice.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Wicksey » Wed Mar 27, 2024 8:09 pm

I am having problems as well. BBC is OK but other channels are blocked. CH5 says I am trying to use a DNS or proxy which is not supported. I shall contact Smartproxydns.

Actually, I was wrong there, it is only CH5 that doesn't work and knows I'm using a proxy. ITV and CH4 work fine.

I have emailed Smartproxy re the problem.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby olive » Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:02 pm

22.57 Ch 4 dropped out. Most irritating.

Reset DNS and have got sound of the programme against a still of an advert. Had that the other day as well.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Wicksey » Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:33 am

I received an email to say they've fixed the CH5 problem. Mine is working fine again now.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby markwilding » Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:26 pm

Smart DNS is good that way. I have been using Unlocator all week on my Firestick with no problems. If I do start to get any, I'll switch back to Smart DNS.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby olive » Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:51 pm

Hi Mark,

Do you use the smart dns part of the product or the VPN ? I find Nord VPN works but slows the speed down dramatically.

Smartdnsproxy working tonight….

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Wicksey » Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:49 am

I rarely ever have problems with the smartproxydns. I thought it was just me as CH5 on the TV stopped working some time ago which is why I bought the Firestick. In the end, it was only CH5 that was geoblocked.

I only use the DNS, although I have the VPN set up if I need it, but the one time I tried it it did slow things down. The DNS is set up in the router so not sure if that makes it work better? I want to try taking the Firestick on holiday so wondered how well the DNS will work if I set it up in that? Has anyone else taken theirs away to use in a holiday home?

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby markwilding » Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:13 am

I mostly use the DNS part of the product because we are told that the signal strength is unaffected while a VPN can slow it down.

I have the Unlocator VPN installed on my iPad and IPhone as well as the Firestick, i tend to use that one over the SmartDNS, which also has one.
Certain apps such as my banking app do not like a VPN or. DNS . At home it’s not really a problem but with 4 and 5g, it’s is fiddly changing it so I use the VPN.
BBC radio requires a VPN to listen to sport in the car. I don’t get any issues with buffering but that might be more to do with the signal. It could well be different if I was in the middle of nowhere.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby olive » Fri Mar 29, 2024 2:13 pm

Thanks for the reply.

We found ( find) VPN glitch free and use it when we stay away ( always assuming we can get at the back of the wall TV ) and there is a power socket handy even with the exten cable we always carry in the car!

I am leaning towards continuing with what we have got. A second smart dns would add yet another level of complexity to something which already involves numerous handsets and clicks. We will change if the current problems continue

Roll on moving to civilisation with fibre internet…….. we are planning on a “ whats available” trip to left of Santander in May.

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby markwilding » Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:59 pm

looking up or down?

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Re: Smart DNS Proxy

Postby Wicksey » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:16 pm

markwilding wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:59 pm looking up or down?
I'm presuming olive means west, technically speaking.

Is that for a house move olive, or just a stay?


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