How does iplayer on ipad know I am outside uk when wi-fi is connected via vpn

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  1. archmill macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone can help - just got a new ipad and my internet connection is connected to a vpn account, so my bbc iplayer works perfectly (I am in Australia) on my MacBook via wi-fi connection. However, when I connect my ipad to the same connection/wi-fi, the iplayer on ipad still knows that I am outside uk and hence I am unable to use this.

    Does anyone know why this happens and how I can get this to work?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Try turning off location services for iPlayer.
     
  3. mackiwilad macrumors member

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    There is nothing under Location Services for the iPlayer app.
    They must be detecting it some other way...
     
  4. shawndoc macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure the iPlayer traffic is going out over the VPN?
     
  5. mackiwilad, Mar 26, 2011
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    mackiwilad macrumors member

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    I'm not sure how to check. I do know that when I set up the L2TP VPN I selected "Send All Traffic" as instructed by the installation Wiki.
    A quick IP look up on iPad Safari reveals me to be somewhere near London, apparently.

    I have a 3G iPad 2, but I have not installed a sim card in there at all, so it shouldn't be active. My thought is perhaps they have locked onto the GPS chip somehow....
     
  6. nikmacr macrumors newbie

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    i had the same problem. you need to disable location services on the ipad, not the iplayer... go to ipad settings and turn off location services
     
  7. tkadrum macrumors member

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    i don't think turning off location is the answer.

    Wi-Fi is using IPN, each country has their own IPN. Therefore, if you are outside of the US, it wouldn't work.
    With desktop, I was able to use Hotspot Shield, and the other one is called HideIP(i think). I have yet encountered one for iPad.
     
  8. mackiwilad macrumors member

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    Yeah, turning off LS did pretty much nothing.
    I did get a very very slow connection once by clearing the cache, history and cookies, restarting and using a VPN. To be honest, who can really be bothered doing that each time they want to watch a show?

    The VPN is key too. The BBC seem to have blocked off the IP ranges of most of the common VPN providers in sunny England.. That one time i was able to get a connection was this tinny little server in a small city, resulting in a show that resembled a scratching session at the local nightclub.
     
  9. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    I suspect OP's wifi isn't connected to the VPN. Currently only ethernet-connected devices are routed through VPN. If you want your wifi to be routed to VPN as well, you need a wireless router that has VPN-routing capability. Here is a list of them. Or you can jailbreak your iPad and download a VPN client.
     

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