Login

Forgot password?

We love free and open web!

Author Topic: Tunlr.net DNS: Watch Hulu, Pandora, Netflix Without a VPN  (Read 3122 times)

Offline Administrator

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Tunlr.net DNS: Watch Hulu, Pandora, Netflix Without a VPN
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:43:21 AM »
Recently, a new free service called Tunlr has emerged that allows users to access services blocked outside the United States. But Tunlr does not provide VPN service. It is a DNS unblocking service that uses a combination of a DNS server and a collection of proxies in various countries to go around the geographical block. The user simply change their DNS servers to those provided by Tunlr. After doing this, they are able to bypass the block and access Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and any of the supported services.
Unlike VPN, where the content is routed through the VPN servers, with Tunlr users are able to stream directly from the blocked service with no intermediary servers in between, which means you can get faster download/streaming speeds that a VPN.



What's great about this service is it is totally FREE.
Tunlr can unblock the following services:
 
  • US video streaming services: Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, MTV, theWB, CW TV, Crackle, NBC, Fox, TV.com, PBS, Vevo, History, Lifetime TV,
  • US audio streaming services: Pandora, Last.fm, Turntable.fm, Mog.com, iHeartRadio,
  • Non-US services: BBC iPlayer (UK), Channel4 4oD (UK), iTV Player (UK), and Zattoo (Germany).
  How Does Tunlr Work?  Tunlr uses two main components - a DNS server and a collection of proxies located in different countries. When your computer sends a DNS query for a blocked website, for example, hulu.com, instead Hulu’s real IP address, the Tunlr DNS server returns the IP addresses of a proxy server operated by Tunlr in the US.
When your connection is received by Tunlr’s proxy in the correct country, it is forwarded to the service provider e.g. Hulu. For Hulu, you appear to be in the correct country because it sees the IP address of the proxy server located in the US.
Once the IP address check is passed, and your connection established, Tunlr re-introduces your true IP address into the data stream so that the video content is streamed directly to your computer and not through Tunlr’s proxy server.
In order not to overwhelm their DNS servers with request, Tunlr strongly recommends that you switch to their DNS servers only when required to access the blocked services.

Offline Administrator

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Tunlr.net DNS: Watch Hulu, Pandora, Netflix Without a VPN
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 07:45:12 AM »
Unfortunately, many people are using their DNS servers in a permanent fashion, which forced Tunlr to introduce restrictive measures. Tunlr wrote in their blog.

Quote
Since too many users are using our DNS servers in a permanent fashion, we have to introduce some form of traffic shaping in order to make the permanent use of our DNS servers less attractive with the ultimate goal to keep Tunlr a free service. We’re going to implement artificial response delays and tighten the existing request rate-limiters on our DNS servers. This is going to slow down internet surfing a lot (!) for anyone who’s permanently using Tunlr’s DNS servers.


Offline Administrator

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: Tunlr.net DNS: Watch Hulu, Pandora, Netflix Without a VPN
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 07:51:41 AM »
Changing Your DNS Settings for Tunlr.net on Windows

 Press the Win + R keyboard combination, then type ncpa.cpl into the run box and hit enter.



Then right-click on your current network adapter and choose properties from the context menu.


When the properties dialog opens, scroll down and choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the properties button.


Then change your DNS Settings to the following IP’s:
 
  • Preferred DNS: 149.154.158.186
  • Alternate DNS: 199.167.30.144



Click OK, and then browse away.



When you are done browsing the restricted sites, you should change your DNS settings back to what they were before you changed them.

Images/Source:
Code: [Select]
http://www.howtogeek.com/117528/how-to-easily-watch-netflix-and-hulu-from-anywhere-in-the-world/
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 07:54:23 AM by Administrator »