WTF Any of you techies have an answer to this question?

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  1. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    I used to have Verizon DSL internet but it was recently taken over by Frontier Communications.

    For some reason in the last week or so Frontier gave me an IP address based in Canada.

    Now i am unable to watch live streaming broadcasts on CBS.com all access that I pay $5.99 a month for
    because CBS says they dont offer their streaming services to Canadian customers.

    I called their tech support and they said there is nothing they can do on their end. They say my internet
    is up and running so I shouldn't have any problems which is bullshit.

    Am i stuck with this problem? Or is there a simple way I can get a US based IP address?

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Oh no that would be so terrible if you didn't have Internet
     
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    @Beth Onostrosky was the wiz kid when I needed major help and he was able to solve!
     
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    um frontier?please tell me you have options ,i work in this field
     
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    Ask for a supervisor at tech support and have them resolve. Seems like a common problem with Verizon.
     
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    We dont have FIOS in my area. Was thinking about getting HughesNet satellite service.

    The broad at tech support yesterday said "Oh, we've had these complaints and for some reason the problem is the old verizon modem that is causing the IP problems. I will send out a new modem for you to install. You should get it tuesday or wednesday because of the holiday."

    Fuckers.
     
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    Try unplugging your modem for 10 minutes and then plug it back in. That should get you a new IP
     
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    Look up a plugin called hola...I can watch any country's netflix with it
     
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    Use a vpn. That's how Americans can gamble on overseas casinos that check for ip adress. For 4/5 bucks a month you can get a vpn in the location you need.
     
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    As bad as Froniter DSL is satellite based internet has data caps and the latency issue can be a problem.
     
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    Tried that. Didnt work.

    Its strange. One site says my IP address is local and another says its in Canada.

    WTF? Im so confused.



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    How does that work exactly?
     
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    Beth is on the board of directors. :owned:
     
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    I have Frontier but it's FIOS. I had no issues during the change over.
     
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    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    Apparently im not alone with this...

    Faux Canada: Oxnard woman sniffs out Internet glitch
    Gretchen Wenner, Special to The Star 3:13 p.m. PDT August 31, 2016
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    An apparent Netflix outage helped send Carola Daly, of Oxnard, on a sleuthing expedition that seems to have revealed an esoteric culprit — one she believes could be affecting some streaming services and online activity in other local homes.

    The problem lies not with Netflix, CBS All Access or the other services Daly subscribes to.

    Rather, starting last Friday, her so-called "IP address" — short for Internet protocol — began indicating to some vendors that she was in Canada. That means some online activities were blocked across a faux international border.

    On the bright side, Daly noted, she can now watch Canadian TV, buy Cuban cigars or sign up for an online poker tournament. But she can't get stream the CBS live feed for "Big Brother."

    Frontier Communications Corp., Daly's Internet service provider, which owns the IP address, said Tuesday the company's technicians are helping "a single customer in Ventura County" with the problem.

    Javier Mendoza, Frontier's public relations director for the western region, said in an email that data used by third-party content providers "may be old and showing outdated" IP registration information.

    "There are no other customers reporting this IP issue and no broader issue to address," he wrote.

    Daly thinks otherwise.

    Some of her neighbors in the Channel Islands Harbor area also lost some streaming services, she said. A post last week on the Reddit website indicates similar issues cropped up for some Frontier business customers, with U.S. locations appearing as if they were in Canada.

    Because outages only affect certain services, leaving some streaming sites intact and Internet access largely functional, Daly suspects there are other affected customers who aren't familiar with the underlying issue.

    Having spent her career in network systems, however, she was able to piece things together.

    PUZZLING IT OUT
    An IP address, short for Internet Protocol, functions somewhat like a street address for a house. A string of numbers identifies devices such as computers and smart phones, allowing them to communicate with each other on networks. The IP address also identifies the user's general location.

    Daly, now retired, said an email she received Friday evening from CBS sparked a lightbulb moment. Her IP address, registered in Canada, was the core issue, it said.

    "We regret this is beyond our control," the email reads.

    Daly had worked in systems since the 1970s, starting in the Bay Area with work groups that were precursors to modern networks and the internet.

    "I'm a walking IP museum," she said.

    She knew where to look next. The iplocation.net website shows geolocation information. There, she discovered that to some third-party vendors, her IP address appeared as Ontario, Canada. The actual server is in Pomona, near Ontario, California.

    Other vendors correctly showed the California location.

    Frontier technicians initially wanted to send her a new modem, which Daly knew wouldn't fix the problem. As of Tuesday, she said, they told her they had done all they could.

    Now, fixes for remaining outages will come only when third-party vendors update geolocation data for the IP address. Her Netflix service, when accessed through a Roku streaming device, has returned, she said, although as of Tuesday, she couldn't stream Netflix on a computer.

    Mostly, Daly wants to get the word out to other Frontier customers who may not know why some streaming services weren't, or aren't, working.

    Netflix officials did not respond to a request for comment. A CBS spokesperson was not familiar with the issue.
    Frontier's Mendoza said the IP address was properly registered with the American Registry for Internet Numbers, the organization that manages IP addresses, in August 2015. All of Frontier's IP addresses operate in the U.S., he said.

    What wasn't immediately clear is why the issue only surfaced for Daly last week.

    Frontier took over landline phone, Internet and television service from Verizon Communications on April 1 in California, Texas and Florida in a $10.5 billion deal. A rocky rollout initially left thousands of customers fuming as they lost some or all of their services.

    The California Public Utilities Commission has received 1,930 complaints about Frontier since the April takeover, a representative said Tuesday. Verizon, in comparison, received 146 complaints during all of 2015.

    Frontier wants anyone experiencing problems with any of the company's services to phone for assistance. Residential customers can call 800-921-8101 and businesses can call 800-921-8102.
     
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    Well first off, if you're actually a u.s. citizen you can call your provider and tell them you want a dynamic ip instead of static. Bullshit stories like ddos from commercial competition or people that don't like you personally can work to achieve this if they don't investigate the packets sent to and from you. Also there are some upper scale routers that can change your ip as well. A vpn basically is a virtual ip you "rent" from a server box in a location. The data is sent to the vpn and the vpn is sent to you. Speed can be inhibited but the end goal can be accomplished.
     
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