Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Vancouver
Using Unblock-US or Overplay Smart DNS with TELUS Router
I use TELUS for Optix TV, phone and internet. The modem telus supplies - the Actiontec V1000H - does not allow ordinary users to change the DNS settings, and therefore it doesn't look as though I can use Overplay's Smart DNS service (or Unblock US) to stream from Netflix US, etc. collections.
I already have Overplay Smart DNS configured on my MacBook Air and it works fine, giving me access to Netflix libraries in 48 countries from behind the Actiontec modem/router. But since there's no way to configure ROKU for DNS settings, I need a configurable DNS between my ROKU and the Actiontec.
I've read that I can simply put another device in my system downstream from the Actiontec on the network circuit to which I connect my ROKU. I can set the DNS on it to allow SmartDNS to do its magic. I know I can configure a router, but what about a network switch/hub? Can I set DNS on something like that or do I have to buy an actual "router"?
Has anyone done this? If so, what tips do you have for doing it?
Last edited by Ricketty Rabbit; 2013-02-16 at 12:29 PM.
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