Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to use the Roku Box in Italy

How to use the Roku Box in Italy

Access Roku Box in Italy .Lots of Americans have an access to Hulu or Netflix services and can enjoy American TV channels, programs, series and tones of other video. But travelling outside the USA you cannot watch sites like Hulu and Netflix because these services require USA IP address. Now a big number of users use roku box device for Hulu and Netflix streaming. However it cannot help you when you are outside the states. In this case Roku Box VPN is a great solution, help you use Roku Box outside USA

As always the services will check if you are located in the US once you start streaming. They do that by checking you IP address (Don't worry we wont be going all tech on you). The thing is that your IP is a dead give away to which country you are located in. To get around this we can connect to a so-called Virtual Private Network. Once we do that we will be connected to a server that acts as a middleman between the service and us. If the server we connect to is located in the Us then Netflix or Hulu will think we are too and thus allow us to stream. It is much more simple than it sounds.



How to connect to VPN on a Roku Box

VPN accounts is a secured channel from your PC to vpn server that is located in the United States or other country. It lets to hide your real IP and shows an IP address of your vpn server. So when you are under the roku box vpn you have United States IP so it looks like you are in America.

Roku VPN is perfect but this device does not have any vpn client so to use roku vpn you also need some wireless router to connect to vpn server. For example you can use Buffalo Airstation WHR-HP routers.Another solution is using flash router instead of wireless. It allows you using a roku box VPN from anywhere.

There is also another alternative to watch USA TV abroad with roku vpn. You can set up your Roku box so that it "goes through the PC", which is where the VPN is providing the 'tunnel'. For this you have to use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing), a standard Windows feature that 'shares' the connection your PC uses.

So, the Roku connects to the PC, rather than your router. The connection can be the next: Roku > PC hardwired, PC > Router Wireless. When you enable the Roku VPN on the PC, the Roku goes along for the ride through the VPN US enabled wireless connection.

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