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false proxy call by streamers

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:28 pm
by interdog
208.83.86.58 looks ok,is good for my isp, but nfx says proxy.
All 256 addrss in 86 group same. All others good.
So when dhcp gives me this range, I must reset modem to try for new ip
Nflx kiss me off. Isp is clueless

Re: false proxy call by streamers

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:48 pm
by nielsencl1
Oh, you are talking about NetFlix. I wasn't sure at first.

I tried contacting Netflix about this, but this is all the could tell me:
Netflix Dona C.
We aren't the experts on these settings, you should make sure the router’s connection settings are set to their defaults and any proxy settings are removed. Your ISP or router manufacturer can assist with this.

Re: false proxy call by streamers

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:07 pm
by interdog
Yes, thanks. Netflix always kiss me off also. I am corresponding with the ISP but they are pretty clueless. It's a small outfit in Antigua.
I have run this range of their iPS ( 208.83.86.*** ) through various blacklist and proxy detectors but it comes up clean.
So the question is ' why is this range of ip's appearing as a proxy to Netflix and also Amazon?'
The rest of my ISPs available ip's work fine when I am lucky enough to get one in that range. Unfortunately this ISP swaps IPs very often,multiple time per day.
As far as my end. there are 5 devices on the network, all behave the same way and none have any proxy settings whatever.

Re: false proxy call by streamers

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:27 pm
by nielsencl1
It's hard to tell why that one IP range is having a problem. Perhaps someone was using that IP range and doing something Netflix didn't like so they have flagged it.

And I see what you are talking about with your ISP.

I think your best bet is to ask your ISP for a "static IP" and one that is NOT in that range you mention. If they don't know how to do that we can try to get them the information, but I assume you are using broadband cable or DSL. If you are using dialup then you may not have that option at all.

Good Luck!

Re: false proxy call by streamers

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:09 am
by interdog
Thanks.I wil let u know how it goes

Re: false proxy call by streamers

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:02 pm
by interdog
Just a postscript on this false proxy insanity. Since I often get assigned an IP address in the twilight zone described earlier, and resetting the modem is time consuming and does not always get the result, I actually set up a proxy to use when I have the problem.
Laughably enough the proxy works OK while my real genuine unvarnished IP is rejected as a proxy! I mean - the irony of it.