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yenibob


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13/01/2011 18:00

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I love radio and much prefer it to TV. I am lucky in that I can get BFBS as clear as a bell with no problems. I am also the proud owner of a Wi-Fi (internet) radio which gives me access to the whole world of radio via my router.

The only fly in the ointment is that the BBC know I am not in the UK so block things like T20 cricket to the radio. I know I can hear it via the laptop, but don't want to take that into the garden.



Any ideas how to circumnavigate BBCs defences (for the radio)?



yenibob


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14/01/2011 06:45

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Any Ideas?



Groucho



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14/01/2011 07:17

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You need a VPN... a short search on here will reveal several options.



Basically a VPN will allow you to appear as though you are situated in the UK and thus able to receive BBC broadcasts...



I use one... and it works. I pay for mine. 5 per month. :( Mark (6m's) allows some free use of his but I couldn't get it to work last time I tried. Expat shield also didn't work... :(



yenibob


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14/01/2011 07:19

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I use a VPN on my laptop, but how would I get that to work on a Wi-Fi Radio?



yenibob


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PS, Expat shield works for me.



Groucho



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14/01/2011 07:29

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I could get expat shield 'working' said it was running successfully etc. but the BBC would not accept it as UK location.... so maybe your problem is Expat Shield.



yenibob


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14/01/2011 07:35

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Sorry Gavin, but I only use expat shield for channel 5 due to the method they use for geographic location. I use another method for BBC etc. I have no problem with radio via the laptop (never have).



I have a Wi-Fi (internet) radio which connects via a wireless router and therefore is nothing to do with Laptop or VPN. There is no way to use a VPN so I was looking for other ideas.



PS. You do have to remember to turn expat shield ON when you want to use it.



Groucho



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14/01/2011 08:05

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Oh yes I did turn it on... it said it was running... tried to go to BBC but got usual 'Not available in your area'



yenibob


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14/01/2011 08:13

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I must be lucky Gavin, but as I say it does not come into the equation for internet radio.



mmmmmm



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14/01/2011 10:39

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Hi Yenibob



Unless you radio has some settings to configure it for a VPN connection, I'm not sure how to do it.. may be there is a network guru out there ?



In the meantime..



Groucho - re my VPN not working



I forgot - did you mention it ? who is your ISP ?



Thanks



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