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Old 27-09-17, 09:01
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I have recently added IPvanish on my PC which is on random UK servers and since i cant connect to BBC web site everything else is fine inc other TV channels this is using firefox on Win 7 .
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Old 27-09-17, 09:09
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Old 27-09-17, 10:41
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Try using www.bbc.com which is the BBC's global website for those outside of the UK, although it may restrict you in what you can view.

The BBC uses your IP address for your location so if you are using a VPN, then that may be the reason why www.bbc.co.uk won't respond.
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Old 27-09-17, 11:12
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Out of interest - why do you have it set to UK servers - are you intentionally wanting to block your UK IP address to watch UK TV?
I can understand if you had the VPN simulating say a US IP to watch US dramas etc.
Can you not disable IPvanish to get a comparison on BBC websites.
Be aware that iPlayer is different to BBC sites. The BBC went out of their way to block access to iPlayer when/if a VPN was detected but BBC (co.uk) websites shouldn't be affected.
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Old 27-09-17, 11:35
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Out of interest - why do you have it set to UK servers - are you intentionally wanting to block your UK IP address to watch UK TV?
I can understand if you had the VPN simulating say a US IP to watch US dramas etc.
Can you not disable IPvanish to get a comparison on BBC websites.
Be aware that iPlayer is different to BBC sites. The BBC went out of their way to block access to iPlayer when/if a VPN was detected but BBC (co.uk) websites shouldn't be affected.
I am in the UK there is a lot of advice around to use a VPN for your own safety and other reasons to hide your address if you no what i mean i have disabled on start up and can now connect to the i-player so will switch it back on when needed .
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Old 27-09-17, 12:02
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This IPVanish support page might be useful to you:

What is the best server for me to connect to?

https://support.ipvanish.com/customer/portal/articles/1978411-what-is-the-best-server-for-me-to-connect-to-
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Old 27-09-17, 13:25
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This IPVanish support page might be useful to you:

What is the best server for me to connect to?

https://support.ipvanish.com/customer/portal/articles/1978411-what-is-the-best-server-for-me-to-connect-to-
Yes i looked at that before , i have used a free VPN in the past to look at the BBC player when i visit my Daughter in Australia and they have worked fine so i know the method . I will disconnect ipvanish when necessary so all good.
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