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IPTV Buffers on Wifi/Wired (Connected to a VPN) Yet plays fine on 4G (Mobile Data) (Connected to the same VPN) Any ideas?

channelking

TK Veteran
But strange thing is its not affecting all VM users as in terms of blocks those using VPNs with VM are having no issues. Then some who use without VPNs are also having no issues with IPTV. So strange one.

If VM really are blocking VPNs and other ISPs may follow then you have to wonder how long it will continue as it aint legal blocking a VPN service which in itself is not illegal.
 

TheSource

TK Veteran
But strange thing is its not affecting all VM users as in terms of blocks those using VPNs with VM are having no issues. Then some who use without VPNs are also having no issues with IPTV. So strange one.

If VM really are blocking VPNs and other ISPs may follow then you have to wonder how long it will continue as it aint legal blocking a VPN service which in itself is not illegal.

By the looks of that page they are currently only blocking VPN Websites. Unless I'm reading it wrong. WTF is going on lol! This is pathetic.

What's next a pop up message every time I go outside the norm for porn.

"This is a kind message from Virgin Media the ratio in this clip is 45:1 in favour of Women please can you refrain from going above 40, also your bill is going up £1.55 next Month as you have been streaming this all day in 4K"
 

xero50

Registered
Known Issue? By the looks of things Virgin are quietly doing this by the looks of things. Contrary this only states they are blocking VPN Websites currently. Not the VPN itself. However, who knows what’s going on behind the scenes. This does seem too reflect more to my issue than anything else.
Bottom line with that, If the reference article is to be believed) is that they are primarily screwing with their DNS resolvers as a way of ruining your day.
If you were to setup a couple of experiments - 1. Try and use different independent DNS resolvers like say 1.1.1.1 and 9.9.9.9 and see how it goes. 2. (and this one is by far the best if you can manage it), use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS at device or app level and that way the DNS lookups will travel encrypted and is as a result simply something they cannot mess with.
 

TheSource

TK Veteran
Bottom line with that, If the reference article is to be believed) is that they are primarily screwing with their DNS resolvers as a way of ruining your day.
If you were to setup a couple of experiments - 1. Try and use different independent DNS resolvers like say 1.1.1.1 and 9.9.9.9 and see how it goes. 2. (and this one is by far the best if you can manage it), use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS at device or app level and that way the DNS lookups will travel encrypted and is as a result simply something they cannot mess with.

Ah, thankyou I missed that. Well here it is for anyone facing this issue I'm having this is probably why!
 

xero50

Registered
But strange thing is its not affecting all VM users as in terms of blocks those using VPNs with VM are having no issues. Then some who use without VPNs are also having no issues with IPTV. So strange one.

If VM really are blocking VPNs and other ISPs may follow then you have to wonder how long it will continue as it aint legal blocking a VPN service which in itself is not illegal.
True, but not all VPN's are create equal - If you are getting DNS leaks when using the VPN by virtue of the setup, then they can still mess with it.
 

mike123

VIP Member
I think people are getting a bit paranoid. He has used some of the best VPNs in the business the issue is still the same

I think if virgin were blocking VPNs everybody using them would have issues. I think @TheSource has even said his supplier works fine. I personally just think it could be something overlooked at the suppliers end. It is a strange one.
 

mike123

VIP Member
Bottom line with that, If the reference article is to be believed) is that they are primarily screwing with their DNS resolvers as a way of ruining your day.
If you were to setup a couple of experiments - 1. Try and use different independent DNS resolvers like say 1.1.1.1 and 9.9.9.9 and see how it goes. 2. (and this one is by far the best if you can manage it), use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS at device or app level and that way the DNS lookups will travel encrypted and is as a result simply something they cannot mess with.
I must say I have had no issues getting onto VPN websites.
 

xero50

Registered
I would add if VM were indeed blocking VM legit users including businesses would raise a s*itstorm with VM as well.
"s*itstorm" just about sums up very well the spats (exchanges of verbal brick-bats) that have in the past passed between vm and the likes of cisco over this very issue.
Things like that IMHO go to show that vm can allow it when pressured to do so, but generally they choose not to and instead just behave like the j-arthurs that they are.
 

channelking

TK Veteran
VM are scum mate like all the big ISPs. No one is better than the other.

Be interesting if over time if most VM users will encounter the same issues.

Can't see it ending well though for VM and other ISPs with some hidden tactics they are carrying out
 

Balls81

Registered
Dont know if this works, but I heard that v' m block vpn's using W3bsafe. You need to disable Websaf3 by logging into online v' m account, then my apps.
 

bazcfc1

VIP Member
Forum Supporter
What hub is been used any external splitters or filters attached mate that could cause spikes I'm not clued up on vm so my input may not be as wise as others lol
 

rs500nutter

TK Veteran
Forum Supporter
Read somewhere on forum a few moons ago theres a piece of software you can put on pc laptop tablet that can monitor your broadband connection but can i hell as like remember which thread it was in etc.

I think it monitors spikes and disconnections etc maybe worth a shot.

Also check all connections upto the router including any splitters etc.
 
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