What's the score with bt and unblock us ? Anyone know I'm thinking of signing up after my free trial to watch us Netflix on my Xbox 360, but everyday my home hub router reboots and changes the dns settings back to the b t ones is this the normal for bt Customers? Is anyone else using unblock Us with bt Broadband?
I can't help I'm afraid, but curious. I haven't found a way to change DNS settings on the HomeHub at all; I'm pretty sure there isn't one (mine is HH3B) or I'd use it. If you change DNS on a client machine that should stick regardless of reboots to the HomeHub.
Maybe the issue is that the HomeHub reboots are causing your external IP address to change; and that part of the unblock-us verification process relies on that ip to identify you? Is it you rebooting the homehub, or does it do it itself?
home hub reboots its self here's what the website says...........
Every computer or other Internet-enabled device has an address. It's made up of numbers, like a street address. Our solution is brilliantly simple. We give you an address where the content you want is available. It's like moving your computer or other device without actually moving it.
Only a small percentage of data sent to to the websites we support flows through our servers. We don't log or analyse any data passing through.
seems to affect the Xbox 360 works fine on the laptop
Its just a VPN service, its not going to work on a device which needs incoming ports to be forwarded, like the Xbox.
The XBOX is probably flooding the home hub will connection requests, which cannot get through the VPN, which is maybe why its causing it to reset.
There shoud be no need to use a VPN anyway.
Sounds as if the XBOX dns settings are not persisting over the reconnection you get at router reboot. Not sure if any XBOX user can help clarify details on XBOX dns settings.
Depending how important it is to you, you could buy an alternative router to the HomeHub and set up your unblock-us DNS setting in the router.
There are quite a few limitations of the HomeHub; for me the locked DNS settings are the worst limitation (still living with it rather than using an alternative router).
I put my ip through mx tool box and it came up with a perfect clearance of =100 saying it doesnt get any better than that and thats through BT. No blocking. Not all ip addresses are equal a lot are blocked. Waselpro is approx £60/year.