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Currently I can't watch Netflix while using TorGuard. Other VPNs have found a way around this, is TorGuard working on one?

 

 

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RyDze

There are VERY few VPN's which work with netflix without having to purchase a residential IP, Yes there are a couple which work with Netflix but they can be unreliable at best as Netflix constantly Adds the IP's to a blacklist. 9/10 do not work with netflix without having to purchase a dedicated/Residential IP. 

Without purchasing a Dedicated/Residential IP to access Netflix it is simply unreliable as netflix has 99% of VPN ip's on the blacklist so to get netflix to work a VPN has to use a FRESH ip which is not blacklisted yet which is not easy. The only Reliable way to watch Netflix now "from any Vpn" is to get a Residential Streaming IP. That being said some VPN's may occasionally work "unreliably" with netflix without having to do this but again it is unreliable and there is constant downtime as Ip's get constantly blacklisted.

Technically Torguard may be able to Add a Netflix Streaming server for everyone to use but i am sure they have not done this simply because it is not viable... The servers IP would just get blacklisted and stop working and they would constantly have to add new Fresh Ip's to keep it working which would be a large financial drain and users would complain about the downtime everytime it stopped working it is simply not Viable. The most Viable way to stream Netflix with a VPN is to get a residential IP Addon to stream it and As far as i know "only" you would be using that ip so it should not get blacklisted which makes this method more reliable and viable. 

Torguard is by Far the best VPN in terms of Privacy/Support/Reliability/Options/Price , Basically everything about Torguard is positive.

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Dan_C

You need to buy a streaming or residential ip if we are talking US or UK, then that will fix your problem

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uNc
On 9/12/2019 at 7:15 AM, RyDze said:

There are VERY few VPN's which work with netflix without having to purchase a residential IP, Yes there are a couple which work with Netflix but they can be unreliable at best as Netflix constantly Adds the IP's to a blacklist. 9/10 do not work with netflix without having to purchase a dedicated/Residential IP. 

Without purchasing a Dedicated/Residential IP to access Netflix it is simply unreliable as netflix has 99% of VPN ip's on the blacklist so to get netflix to work a VPN has to use a FRESH ip which is not blacklisted yet which is not easy. The only Reliable way to watch Netflix now "from any Vpn" is to get a Residential Streaming IP. That being said some VPN's may occasionally work "unreliably" with netflix without having to do this but again it is unreliable and there is constant downtime as Ip's get constantly blacklisted.

Technically Torguard may be able to Add a Netflix Streaming server for everyone to use but i am sure they have not done this simply because it is not viable... The servers IP would just get blacklisted and stop working and they would constantly have to add new Fresh Ip's to keep it working which would be a large financial drain and users would complain about the downtime everytime it stopped working it is simply not Viable. The most Viable way to stream Netflix with a VPN is to get a residential IP Addon to stream it and As far as i know "only" you would be using that ip so it should not get blacklisted which makes this method more reliable and viable. 

Torguard is by Far the best VPN in terms of Privacy/Support/Reliability/Options/Price , Basically everything about Torguard is positive.

 

 

bollocks...there are many vpns that work with Netflix, without having to purchase a dedicated, residential or some such other IP to access Netflix.

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john1

The other vpn's use smart dns. When your computer calls for Netflix the the dns routes you to another vpn server that is set up for Netflix.

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6 minutes ago, john1 said:

The other vpn's use smart dns. When your computer calls for Netflix the the dns routes you to another vpn server that is set up for Netflix.

I happen to have both smart dns and OpenVPN from one of my vpn services that work with Netflix-100% uptime since I started using it in 2013. I rarely use smart DNS as the OpenVPN servers work with Netflix. The other vpn's u refer too may or may not use smart dns but a lot of vpn's provide vpn servers that work with netlix.

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john1

If your using their dns server then you probably have smart dns running when you connect to the openvpn server.  They usually don't tell you its smart dns. Set your OpenVpn to use Googles dns server and see if Netflix still works. Doubtful.

The problem is they reroute you for Netflix but not for other things like banks or online shopping. This is Why I use the residential IP. No issues with any site.

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uNc

They all work, I just tried them ...and I use Quad9 (on the router) to resolve dns and netflix USA opens, streams, no issues!

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john1

Do you also run OpenVpn on the router or do you  use their app? If you're running everything on the router Id love to give them a try. I've tried many other vpn's with no luck. Maybe yours is better. The one thing that bothers me is the loss of anonymity with a dedicated IP.

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uNc
23 minutes ago, john1 said:

If your using their dns server then you probably have smart dns running when you connect to the openvpn server.  They usually don't tell you its smart dns. Set your OpenVpn to use Googles dns server and see if Netflix still works. Doubtful.

The problem is they reroute you for Netflix but not for other things like banks or online shopping. This is Why I use the residential IP. No issues with any site.

No, NO I do not have smart dns running...I have an OpenVPN ovpn file configured on my router set to use Quad9 dns (NOT the vpn DNS), I have any and all devices that use netflix thru the vpn and USA netflix streams 100% uptime. Smart dns also work's but with USA netflix ONLY. With one of my vpn services,... Canada, UK, Thailand, USA, and others have servers working with Netflix.

I use asus routers all flashed with Merlin and I use OpenVPN only.

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john1

Would you mind telling me the VPN that you use? I'll give them a try. I stand corrected.

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uNc
17 minutes ago, john1 said:

Do you also run OpenVpn on the router or do you  use their app? If you're running everything on the router Id love to give them a try. I've tried many other vpn's with no luck. Maybe yours is better. The one thing that bothers me is the loss of anonymity with a dedicated IP.

Torguard is located in FL and subject to US jursdiction and the 5 eyes, but, if all u require from a dedicated IP is to circumvent some geo-blocked content then who really cares.

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john1

I live in the United States. I'd like to try your VPN.

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john1

Could you give me the name of your VPN?

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rb123
On 10/10/2019 at 8:28 AM, uNc said:

No, NO I do not have smart dns running...I have an OpenVPN ovpn file configured on my router set to use Quad9 dns (NOT the vpn DNS), I have any and all devices that use netflix thru the vpn and USA netflix streams 100% uptime. Smart dns also work's but with USA netflix ONLY. With one of my vpn services,... Canada, UK, Thailand, USA, and others have servers working with Netflix.

I use asus routers all flashed with Merlin and I use OpenVPN only.

Could you share how you set up your packet for asus i have asus as well and have tired setting up what you are doing with no luck.

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uNc
39 minutes ago, rb123 said:

Could you share how you set up your packet for asus i have asus as well and have tired setting up what you are doing with no luck.

"packet"...not sure what you are referring to for packet. Please explain further.

Maybe u mean how I assign devices by IP to route thru vpn?

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36 minutes ago, uNc said:

"packet"...not sure what you are referring to for packet. Please explain further.

Maybe u mean how I assign devices by IP to route thru vpn?

yes that's what I mean. but i see your are using merlin firmware and i haven't done anything to my asus router so i may have to do that first. I'm able to watch hbo on my firestick but not hulu or netflix or amazon.

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17 minutes ago, rb123 said:

yes that's what I mean. but i see your are using merlin firmware and i haven't done anything to my asus router so i may have to do that first. I'm able to watch hbo on my firestick but not hulu or netflix or amazon.

Yes, all the tweaks and settings you require are exclusive only with merlin f/w,... stock Asus f/w has very few settings for OpenVPN. If you want to optimize your OpenVPN management on a supported Asus router, merlin is an absolute must-have.

So, go ahead and flash Merlin and then concentrate on "policy routing" settings, this is where you route your devices thru WAN or vpn as required.

Also, are u using TG for streaming Netflix (USA version) AMZ, HULU etc? Also, what country are you streaming from?

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5 minutes ago, uNc said:

Yes, all the tweaks and settings you require are exclusive only with merlin f/w,... stock Asus f/w has very few settings for OpenVPN. If you want to optimize your OpenVPN management on a supported Asus router, merlin is an absolute must-have.

So, go ahead and flash Merlin and then concentrate on "policy routing" settings, this is where you route your devices thru WAN or vpn as required.

Also, are u using TG for streaming Netflix (USA version) AMZ, HULU etc? Also, what country are you streaming from?

I'm in the US and using all US locations. I'll do some research on flashing Merlin my family is sick of me playing with their internet connection lol.

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uNc
5 minutes ago, rb123 said:

I'm in the US and using all US locations. I'll do some research on flashing Merlin my family is sick of me playing with their internet connection lol.

merlin is super simple to flash... takes about 30 minutes. what router model do you use.? .. need to verify it's supported by merlin.

also, bear in mind that only torguard streaming or residential IP addresses will work with usa Netflix, AMZ, HULU, the regular servers will not work.

 

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3 minutes ago, uNc said:

merlin is super simple to flash... takes about 30 minutes. what router model do you use.? .. need to verify it's supported by merlin.

also, bear in mind that only torguard streaming or residential IP addresses will work with usa Netflix, AMZ, HULU, the regular servers will not work.

 

Asus RT-AC86U is the router i'm currently using. I'm just learning that i may have to get torguard streaming as much as i want to have the whole house under a vpn i may have to allow by device because we have a lot of smart things running in the house from light bulbs to temperature control and alexa minding my business day in and out so i don't know if torguard would be best ran on the router but i don't mind trying at least

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uNc

Wow, excellent router! fasted router for openvpn, just be sure to switch on hardware acceleration.

I think the light bulbs on the local network can be excluded from vpn.

check snbforums.com, it's a dedicated asus / merlin web forum and has everything you need to get started.

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uNc
5 hours ago, rb123 said:

Asus RT-AC86U is the router i'm currently using. I'm just learning that i may have to get torguard streaming as much as i want to have the whole house under a vpn i may have to allow by device because we have a lot of smart things running in the house from light bulbs to temperature control and alexa minding my business day in and out so i don't know if torguard would be best ran on the router but i don't mind trying at least

Check out this TG openVPN install guide on an Asus with Merlin:

https://x3mtek.com/torguard-openvpn-2-4-client-setup-for-asuswrt-merlin-firmware/

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