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VPN trouble? Or something else?

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by jkempa, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. jkempa

    jkempa Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I am trying to watch the Olympics from overseas. I have a VPN set up on my Mac (Express VPN) and using a friend's Fios account to watch. I had no problem watching a soccer game the other day using NBC Sports Gold (subscription service), but when I log into the NBC Olympics website with my friend's Fios login, it just puts me in an endless loop of re-entering her login, and I never get to see the content.

    Is there something wrong with my VPN? Or is it that NBC knows IP addresses for VPN servers? Or something else entirely?
     
  2. Dollar

    Dollar Member SoSH Member

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    I had the same issue and couldn't figure out how to get it to work. I decided to log onto a Canadian VPN instead and using the CBC website instead, which I find to be a lot better than NBC's coverage. So that's an option if you aren't tied to the American broadcast teams.
     
  3. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Wait, but is the CBC broadcast also tied with a cable supplier?

    I am having trouble with NBC as well.
     
  4. Dollar

    Dollar Member SoSH Member

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    I'm not sure if it's supposed to be, but I sure as heck don't have a CBC account (or any other TV service) and I can watch every event replay on their site with ease. And it's nice that they actually understand curling and biathlon rules.
     
  5. jkempa

    jkempa Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That’s great - thank you! I will give that a try.
     
  6. Nick Kaufman

    Nick Kaufman protector of human kind from spoilers Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    My guess is that the VPN isn't enough, your IP should be identified as a Verizon IP.
     
  7. Haiaran

    Haiaran lurker

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    The issue here in the dynamic IP address. The system recognizes you every time as a new user. And yeas the issue here in your VPN. And don't listen to any advice on forums about VPN provider to choose. Look up in Reddit. It's well moderated and scam-protected. Try to look there for a good provider vpn reddit
     

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