DirecTV Wifi

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  1. playaperro

    playaperro El Pirata

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    I was just curious if anyone has loaded the Directv app? Will it work with telmex wifi or do I have to use a pretentious USA address? Can I load Netflix while I'm at it? What other roko or stick will work, headed down Sunday.
     
  2. Buffalo Marty

    Buffalo Marty Well-Known Member

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    I have DirecTV but have only used the app a couple of times. In general, most of the streaming TV or Movie services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc) will not work outside the US- when you connect to WiFi it will detect your IP address is in Mexico and it will say something like "Sorry, our service is not available in your area"

    You can get around this with a VPN to route your internet traffic through a US IP address. Its not too hard to do on an iPad or Laptop- there are both free and paid VPN services with varying pros and cons. Its a little bit more tricky to connect a Roku or other streaming box/stick to a VPN but is possible jumping through a few more hoops. I use this one on my kids ipad so they can watch some of the individual channel apps (Nick Kids, Disney, etc):

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotspotshield-vpn-wifi-proxy/id443369807?mt=8

    The free version has some annoying ads but it has worked like a charm most of the time...
     
  3. mondone

    mondone Whitecaps

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    I get Netflix, NHL.tv, and Amazon Prime through my RPwifi in Encanto with no VPN used. I have tried a few VPN's with no success for some other services.
     
  4. tndr_cpl

    tndr_cpl Active Member

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    Excuse my ignorance, but which wifi service do you use in Playa Encanto? I googled RPwifi and didn't come up with anything. We are waiting to close on a house in PE and will want to start wife service soon after we close.
     
  5. mondone

    mondone Whitecaps

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    Email Miguel Gilly [email protected]
     
  6. playaperro

    playaperro El Pirata

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    Thank you, I was hoping to take a new wifi DVR and load it up with all the app, guess I will keep paying Directv.
     
  7. Estero

    Estero Well-Known Member

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    If you have an android device download https://www.mobdro.to/ and stream about any damn thing you want in real time or record with a built in dvr.
     
  8. tndr_cpl

    tndr_cpl Active Member

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    I treid emailing Miguel but no replay :(
     
  9. playaperro

    playaperro El Pirata

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    Netflix loaded, no luck pandora.
     
  10. The Man

    The Man Well-Known Member

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    You need to get a good VPN to hide you from being in Mexico. Don't know if the free cheaper ones work good. I use HMA "Hide My Ass" VPN and I use any city in the US.
    Then shut off your system and re-start up. Then you will be like your in the states. Programmers want you to be in an area that commercials are.
     
  11. The Man

    The Man Well-Known Member

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    The VPN works on cell phones and computers also.
     
  12. playaperro

    playaperro El Pirata

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    Yeah thanks Man. Its really for a rental so I don't think they know how to hide their ass, more like how to expose it LOL.
     
  13. The Man

    The Man Well-Known Member

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    Yup ha! But its for your equimpment not theirs. Oh better not expose it you might get the wrong croud
     
  14. mondone

    mondone Whitecaps

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    So sorry, my bad. It s/b [email protected]net

    Miguel Gilly Aufseher is his full name.
     
  15. tndr_cpl

    tndr_cpl Active Member

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    And if I hadn't been doing a personal tequila tasting when I typed my reply I might have spelled things correctly..lol Thank you for the info
     
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  16. Estero

    Estero Well-Known Member

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    You could put a Cloakbox router in your rental https://www.personalvpn.com/vpn-router/
    For next 30 days, use adjustment code ROUTER during checkout for an extra 10% off CloakBox or CloakBox Pro.
     
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  17. playaperro

    playaperro El Pirata

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    Muchas Gracias Estero.
     
  18. jerry

    jerry Well-Known Member

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    Estero knows all the tricks!
     
  19. Wood Spinner

    Wood Spinner Well-Known Member

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    Why not just use your Direct TY box Many of us do it and if you need help pointing use Luckville as an address.
    Buy a second dish like you have at home and set it up an a stand.
     

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