Friday, September 19, 2014

American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2

Our other thread was pretty hard to read through the hundreds of comments to find the latest working DNS codes. Here's a new roundup of what's working. You can comment anonymously, so let everyone know what's working and not working for you.

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Latest reported working [last updated Sept 19]:
Primary: 146.185.187.189 Secondary: 000.000.000.000- Europe - 9/10
Primary: 88.80.186.67 Secondary: 162.243.65.31 - Mexico, UK, Canada - 8/20 (sometimes unreliable connection)
Primary: 108.174.147.177 Secondary: 088.080.186.067- 8/16
Primary: 109.74.12.20 Secondary: 213.005.182.117 - 8/13
Primary: 192.096.016.109 Secondary: 109.123.111.024- UK, South America - 7/25
Primary: 109.123.111.24 Secondary: 88.80.186.67- UK, Canada - 7/17
Primary: 88.89.186.67 Secondary: 88.80.186.66 - Canada, UK - 7/4
Full list:
Primary: 109.74.12.20 Secondary 213.5.182.117- Canada, Europe - 6/29
Primary: 109.123.111.24 Secondary: 192.95.16.109 - UK - 5/21
Primary 214.5.182.127 Secondary: 213.5.182.117 - Canada, UK - 4/15
Primary: 88.80.186.67 Secondary: 88.80.186.66 - UK, Canada - 3/5
Primary: 190.14.36.90 Secondary: 67.23.7.56 - Norway, UK, Sweden - 2/19
Primary: 192.95.16.36 Secondary: 109.123.111.24 - Canada, UK (non-peak hours) - 2/19
Primary: 149.154.158.186 Secondary: 199.167.30.144
Primary: 184.106.242.193 Secondary: 67.23.7.56
Primary: 176.58.107.53 Secondary: 54.247.108.9
Primary: 192.95.16.109 Secondary: 67.23.7.56
Primary: 69.197.169.9 Secondary: 192.95.16.109
Older numbers:
{"dns1":"109.123.111.24","dns2":"192.95.16.109"}
{"dns1":"109.123.111.24","dns2":"190.14.36.90"}
{"dns1":"69.197.169.9","dns2":"192.95.16.109"}
If you want to search around some more, check the other thread here, or comments below (click "newest"). Lots of people are updating the comments, which allow you to post anonymously; so if there are any working DNS addresses, they're probably in there. We also just started a newsletter for important updates, sign up below:


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

About the Lack of US DNS Codes

Dear NetflixFixer readers,

You've probably noticed that there's a pretty big lack of new working DNS codes to connect to the American version of Netflix to see all the great shows only available in this region. Unfortunately there just doesn't seem to be as many server operators willing to let people connect any more. In light of all the people finding us and being disappointed that nothing seems to work, we thought we'd update you about what's going on.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings joins a keynote of the Facebook f8 Developer Conference to announce Netflix's partnership with Facebook for the new application at the San Francisco Design Center in San Francisco on September 22, 2011 in California. AFP PHOTO / Kimihiro Hoshino (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)


 Why DNS codes stop working

So what is it about them that makes it so hard to find working codes? The answer is that they stop working very frequently. Why is that? It's pretty simple, really:

  1. Someone finds an American DNS server address that will let the public connect to it.
  2. They post about it online.
  3. Thousands of people stream Netflix through it.
  4. The server operator either realizes they mistakenly opened their ports, or they did it on purpose but realize it's too expensive to keep them open. -or- The server can't handle all the traffic and slows down to a crawl or won't even allow new connections due to the high traffic.
That is, unless it's one of the times something more nefarious going on.

Nefarious DNS services

You may have noticed that there are a whole bunch of references to "Playmo codes" in the comments of our two posts [1], [2]. In fact, if you the DNS codes we've posted into your browser, you'll see that some of them automatically forward to a website called "Playmo" (Note: we aren't posting a link because we don't want you to go there. Read on for our reason why before you search for the address and check them out.) This is a more nefarious version of what goes on above:
  1. Services that offer paid DNS codes to allow you to connect to Netflix open one of their ports and their employees "leak" the codes to users on a site like this.
  2. Users post that everything is great, these codes give access to the American version of Netflix, are fast, and free. It gets used widely.
  3. These nefarious services close the port, instead making it forward to their website.
  4. Unsuspecting people follow the link and a certain percentage of them start paying for the DNS codes that used to be free.
We don't want you to fall for this! We understand that codes are sometimes hard to find due to the reasons in the first list, but we are staunchly opposed to paying them for this underhanded tactic to bring in new users. This isn't a post about why you should use our referral link to a non-nefarious DNS provider if you decide it's worth $5, but if you're looking for a link, we do support Unblock-Us who doesn't engage in these kinds of tactics.

So what now?

We are still scouring the web for new codes, and we'll continue to post them when we find them. Earlier today we updated American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2 with the one code that was reported working, but we understand that it can be frustrating constantly trying codes that don't work. In the meantime, please post any codes you find in the comments (you can post anonymously) and we'll add it to the main post. You can also get in contact with other NetflixFixers directly on our Facebook page. When we do find some good codes, we'll send out an email to our newsletter which you can sign up for on the right side of this page. We promise not to spam you, as we only occasionally send out a newsletter when we have important updates.

Until then, we're going to get back to our original purpose for a while: finding the right order for shows that were posted out of order on Netflix. You can expect some updates with the newest episodes that are out of order, listed on the left side of this page. Thanks for sticking with us while we try to help improve your Netflix experience!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Comcast Agent, Technician, and Supervisor Lie About $180 Charge

Some typical "customer support" from Comcast ISP, charging a man $180 for something he can prove didn't happen, with a recording of the Comcast agent telling him he won't be charged. He even plays the recording of the agent telling him he won't be charged, and the manager tells him that "it is not possible to credit" the charges back onto his account. Finally after fighting tooth and nail and getting his refund, he asks, "You're telling me that if I didn't have a recording of that call, you wouldn't have been able to do it, is that correct?" She responds, "Yes that is correct, yes."

And that's how a monopoly works folks. ISPs stay out of each other's areas so that you only have one choice, and that choice can do whatever they want to you. They tell the government that they aren't a monopoly because there is a separate ISP for each area.

The moral of the story: always record your interactions with big companies. When you hear the message that "this call may be recorded for customer service purposes" that means it's perfectly legal to record it, even in "two-party" areas. A great method is given in the video: use Skype to call customer service lines, and record that. That way it's easy to record, and you can mess around on your computer while you wait on hold for an hour.



Thanks Reddit

Update: Another video is going around with Comcast putting someone on hold for over 3.5 hours... until their offices closed. They just literally left him on hold and went home.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Short Netflix Outage - June 29th

Netflix had a brief outage about 1 hour before this post was made, but is working for us currently. If you're ever wondering if the site is down or it's just your home internet, check http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/netflix.com.html which sends them regular pings to see if they're up:


Friday, May 30, 2014

Sherlock Season 3 Exclusive on Netflix June 2nd

Netflix has announced that it will be streaming Season 3 of Sherlock exclusively starting Monday, June 2nd, along with 'making-of' specials "Sherlock Uncovered." If you'd like to read more about the upcoming show click the link to Vulture below, but be warned, there are show spoilers if you aren't totally caught up:

Thanks to Vulture

Sherlock Season 3, The Verge

Monday, May 19, 2014

Star Trek Into Darkness Added to Netflix, Not in Search

Star Trek Into Darkness [IMDB][Netflix] is on Netflix Instant in the US, but a search for "Star Trek" doesn't show it. Here's the direct link to watch it:
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70262640?strkid=1210306306_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70262640


Thanks to redditor "zoinks_the_miner" for the heads up.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How to connect to Netflix during an outage (sometimes)

According to IsItDownRightNow, Netflix has been having more problems today after a brief outage yesterday (I guess they haven't paid the telecoms quite enough protection money yet). Commenters their have come up with a solution that works in some of these smaller outages - just connect to Netflix' IP address directly:

69.53.236.17

Whenever you enter an address into your browser like "netflix.com", your browser then checks the "Domain Name Server" (DNS) to see where that domain is located - at what IP address. If the DNS is down, but the server is still up, you can still get there by bypassing the first step.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Brief Netflix Outage, April 29th 2014

Remember you can always check "Is Netflix Down?" in the right column. About one hour before this post, Netflix experienced a brief outage and seems to be working again now. You can also ask on Reddit if it's down for other people and discuss whether or not is "the greatest tragedy in the history of civilization."

But at least it's up now.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Venture Bros. - Now in Order

We've seen a few reports here, in the Netflix comments, and on Reddit that the Adult Swim animated series The Venture Bros. was out of order on Netflix. It seems that they've since fixed it though, as the order now matches what is listed on Wikipedia (potential spoilers). We've checked PC streaming, Amazon FireTV, and Vizio smart TV Netflix apps and they all seem to be fixed now. Just make sure that wherever you stream it, the episodes match this order:

Season 1
1 (pilot). The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay
2. Dia de los Dangerous!
3. Careers in Science
4. Home Insecurity
5. The Incredible Mr. Brisby
6. Eeney, Meeney, Miney...Magic!
7. Ghosts of the Sargasso
8. Ice Station - Impossible!
9. Mid-Life Chrysalis
10. Are You There God, It's Me, Dean
11. Tag Sale - You're IT!
12. Past Tense
13. The Trial of the Monarch
15. Return to Spider-Skull Island

Season 2
1. Powerless in the face of death
2. Hate Floats
3. Assassinanny 911
4. Escape to the house of mummies part 2
5. 20 Years to Midnight
6. Victor Echo November
7. Love Bheits
8. Fallen Arches
9. Guess Who's coming to state dinner
10. I know why the caged bird Kills
11. Viva los Muertos! (all time favorite for the Scooby Doo parody)
12. Showdown at Cremation Creek part 1
13. Showdown at Cremation Creek part 2 ("Make way for the Homo Superior!"