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« Reply #1665 on: August 13, 2019, 11:38:34 AM »
Its not an issue until they put a block on - can be any minute of any game you are sitting down to watch. pain in the hole lol!

has happened me before i got a VPN organised

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« Reply #1666 on: August 13, 2019, 03:32:36 PM »
I don't need one at present but is the VPN the sure way to circumnavigate ISPs' blocking tactics?

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« Reply #1667 on: August 13, 2019, 04:36:47 PM »
I don't need one at present but is the VPN the sure way to circumnavigate ISPs' blocking tactics?

The whole point of a VPN is to hide your IP Address - The Premier League , TV and Internet providers have this high court injunction that means they are able (in laymans terms) switch off the provision of internet within a given address should it be used for IPTV or streaming of the games. It has now been taken into enforcement in ROI as well as UK. Toward the end of last season they did this quite a bit and there was interruption to IPTV.

With the VPN they cant track your internet hence cant interrupt your footie you are watching via iptv

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« Reply #1668 on: August 13, 2019, 10:49:19 PM »
I don't need one at present but is the VPN the sure way to circumnavigate ISPs' blocking tactics?

I don't think it alone will sort it if your provider has not taken precautions on their side

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« Reply #1669 on: August 31, 2019, 02:32:55 PM »
I知 using a Firestick with WiFi. It痴 generally pretty good but there was a slight bit of buffering at the end of the Utd match. If I want to use Ethernet with an amazon adapter I値l be taking the Ethernet from the router via my electric cable. Would that still be better than WiFi. I知 using Nord vpn by the way
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« Reply #1670 on: August 31, 2019, 03:22:54 PM »
I知 using a Firestick with WiFi. It痴 generally pretty good but there was a slight bit of buffering at the end of the Utd match. If I want to use Ethernet with an amazon adapter I値l be taking the Ethernet from the router via my electric cable. Would that still be better than WiFi. I知 using Nord vpn by the way

Run a speedtest on the firestick. WiFi probably not the cause of buffering.

If you don't know how or can't find an app, check what streaming is like using Netflix, prime video etc.
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« Reply #1671 on: September 02, 2019, 09:49:53 AM »
I知 using a Firestick with WiFi. It痴 generally pretty good but there was a slight bit of buffering at the end of the Utd match. If I want to use Ethernet with an amazon adapter I値l be taking the Ethernet from the router via my electric cable. Would that still be better than WiFi. I知 using Nord vpn by the way

Sounds like a speed test issue yeah. Are you on an unlimited WiFi? It's possible the WiFi is just a bit slow or your speed is being limited by your provider. Just make sure your vpn is active, may be on but not actually active

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« Reply #1672 on: September 02, 2019, 10:02:06 AM »
Thanks folks. I値l try those things out. I知 on unlimited Wi-fi and have the fastest speeds BT has to offer. My phone is showing full Wi-fi signal. This only happened with the Utd match although I noticed that the reception seemed to be a bit jumpy for the last 10 minutes of the arsenal match which I tuned into after the Sunday game ended. I知 with the same supplier as yourself with multiroom working on Firesticks but if the problem persists I might move one of the Firesticks back to the Ethernet wired Android box and see if it improves
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« Reply #1673 on: September 02, 2019, 10:15:51 AM »
Any such thing as getting a firestick with an Ethernet port rather that relying on WiFi?

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« Reply #1674 on: September 02, 2019, 10:29:06 AM »
Any such thing as getting a firestick with an Ethernet port rather that relying on WiFi?

Yes there is an adapter you can buy here or check ebay etc for cheaper copies

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Ethernet-Adaptor-Remote-models/dp/B01LXP5TXI

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« Reply #1675 on: September 02, 2019, 10:52:51 AM »
Any such thing as getting a firestick with an Ethernet port rather that relying on WiFi?

Yes there is an adapter you can buy here or check ebay etc for cheaper copies

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Ethernet-Adaptor-Remote-models/dp/B01LXP5TXI

Thanks. Will get a look
Can you get anything split a Cat 5 or 6 cable to feed 2 sources i.e one data point to feed the TV and firestick both hard wired?

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« Reply #1676 on: September 02, 2019, 11:35:18 AM »
Any such thing as getting a firestick with an Ethernet port rather that relying on WiFi?
Just buy an Android TV Box? I find the firestick I have is very poor compared to the Android Boxes I have. Granted it's in the bedroom so it is a distance from the router but I have to play most streams in SD so they won't buffer.
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« Reply #1677 on: September 02, 2019, 11:53:53 AM »
Any such thing as getting a firestick with an Ethernet port rather that relying on WiFi?

Yes there is an adapter you can buy here or check ebay etc for cheaper copies

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Ethernet-Adaptor-Remote-models/dp/B01LXP5TXI
Thanks. Will get a look
Can you get anything split a Cat 5 or 6 cable to feed 2 sources i.e one data point to feed the TV and firestick both hard wired?
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« Reply #1678 on: September 02, 2019, 12:39:25 PM »
Anyone try to watch the AIF yesterday on the Smartiptv app. You would have been watching the darts instead. It was showing sky action on sky arena

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« Reply #1679 on: September 02, 2019, 01:54:35 PM »
Anyone using the newer 4K UHD Fire Stick, are they much of an improvement over the second generation Fire Stick, which I find to be a little slow and seem to take an age loading streams?

Thanks to the lads who pm'ed me regarding IPTV, was very easy to get it sorted and have got rid of the ever increasing Sky bill, but I now realise just how little live TV we actually watch.
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