Windows 10: BBC website not supporting IE11 (from Brussels Hotel) Solved

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  1.    24 May 2018 #11

    Bree said: View Post
    That would likely be it.

    I've heard that ex-pats and those on holiday have some success using VPN...
    You do not need to use a vpn necessarily - a Smart DNS server will usually work but there is usually a modest monthly fee to use them.
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  2.    30 May 2018 #12

    Hi there

    Thanks especially to @cereberus

    never heard of Smart DNS servers -- seems to work fine and seems better than messing around with VPN's. Must be fairly new technology. Getting local (Gb/s) Internet speed too -- unlike some slowdown with certain VPN's.

    Now got SKY SPORTS and BBC iPlayer in Brussels hotel -- no prob.

    For Netflix I have an NL (Dutch) subscription so that's no issue using local URL.

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  3.    30 May 2018 #13

    Smart DNS has been around for years. Only problem you can get is of you set up a Smart DNS to access say Netflix USA, it then fails when you try to access Netflix UK meaning you have to keep reverting to normal DNS servers.

    I used to get round this by simply linking two routers together with different WiFi credentials, and one router used Smart DNS, and other normal DNS (typically ISP router - some will not allow you to change DNS anyway).
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