How can I view Netflix or Blockbuster in Germany?

null February 18, 2011
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I have a Oppo BD-93 Blu-ray player. I am in Germany (US Military) and trying to get Netflix and Blockbuster to work on my Blu-ray player, but it comes up as only available in USA.

I tried using the Connectify Me software, which turns your laptop with Windows 7 into a wireless hotspot along with ip cloaker VPN software. I have my Oppo running wireless through my laptop to my wireless router, hoping it would tunnel it through my laptop’s VPN software and show up as a US IP, but it still blocks me saying ‘only available in USA’ when I try to run Netflix or Blockbuster.

Am I missing something here? I can access the web on my laptop and it brings up a US IP, but for some reason it is still able to see I am coming from Germany. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  1. Anonymous
    July 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I have a pretty simple guide here http://vpnfreedom.com/netflix/how-to-watch-netflix-in-europe/

  2. NULL
    March 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Works GREAT!!! Got the router flashed the firmware with DD-WRT got a stron open vpn account hooked it up and can stream netflix perfectly. Having DD-wrt and running a vpn stateside does slow down internet speed quite a bit but still able to stream movies and surf the web at the same time with no lag. Never used DD-WRT before or flashed a router. Followed steps Exactly on the DD-WRT forums and wiki and it was too easy.

    • Tina
      March 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Congratulations and thank you for reporting back!

  3. Tina
    February 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the feedback. Let us know whether or not you're able to get it to work with the new router and firmware!

  4. Null
    February 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Well after many attempts this is a FAIL the sofware on the laptop just does not tunnel the traffic correctly. I was told by a vpn provider the only way to get this to work is to use a DD-WRT compatable router and use a vpn service to tunnel to a us server. I have a router on the way hopfully this will work!!

  5. Royce Berry
    February 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    The best way is to determine if your router supports VPN, preferably OpenVPN. If not you can install third party firmware onto your router. DD-WRT supports VPN out of the box. (http://bit.ly/i17G4v) TomatoVPN (http://bit.ly/hw8Lkc) is another.
    IP cloaking software isn't going to cut it and open public proxy servers won't be able to handle it. A real VPN service that will allow you to stream video is going to cost you a subscription fee. It will also allow you to create an encrypted connection between you and the service's gateway that will prevent many security concerns. You can set up an account here: http://bit.ly/fwPoGf

    • Null
      February 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks exactly what i discovered!! Waiting on a router then i have to flash it with the dd-wrt firmware and it should work with a vpn provider. Will try it as soon as i get the router in the mail.

  6. Aibek
    February 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Hi null,

    Did you manage to get the Netflix working? Let us know if you need any further assistance on this?

    Aibek

  7. Gustavo Ibarguengoytia
    February 23, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Well there might be some stuff missing here.

    For reference, here is the user guide for the BR player you mentioned: http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP93/BDP-93%20English%20Manual%20v2.21.pdf

    First, if you are using your laptop as a hotspot, make sure you are connecting your device to your laptop and not directly to the router. Check page 75 on the User guide. I suggest you select, under Wireless Settings, Manual and enter the SSID that you entered as Wi-Fi name in Connectify Me and try again. If that doesn't work then Connectify Me is not tunneling your BR player correctly, you should also check "View network computers and devices". in Windows Control Panel, to check that the device is actually connected to your laptop. You might want to check you are running the latest firmware.

    Try check the ports that the BR player is using and veryfy that the VPN software you are using covers those ports, otherwise the VPN will not filter traffic that falls outside of those ports. I am not exactly sure how you could do the first part, probably through Windows Control Panel under "View network computers and devices" right click the BR player and try to find the ip or port its using.

    Hope it helps!

  8. Mridul
    February 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    You can use a vpn like hot spot shield, which is free.

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