How to setup FoxyDNS on Mac OS

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Here are instructions on how to setup FoxyDNS on MacOS in order to watch BBC iPlayer. For other sites like ITV, Sky, Netflix and Channel 4, please continue using your VPN, GeoShift, or proxy settings.

You MUST turn off your VPN, GeoShift, and proxy settings while watching BBC iplayer (THIS IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU ARE USED TO DOING!) You should turn on your VPN, GeoShift, or proxy settings when you want to watch ITV, Channel 4, Sky, and others OR you need the privacy/security of a VPN or proxy server (like at public wifi).

1. Go to System Preferences. You can get to System Preferences by clicking on the Apple logo in the upper left.

Then click the Network icon.

2.  You will see this screen:

If you’re connected via ethernet, click on the Ethernet item in the left sidebar. If you’re connected over Wi-Fi, click on the Wi-Fi item, etc. (connected items will show up with a green dot to the left of their name – this one should be clicked).

Click the lock sign in the lower-left, after which you are asked to enter username and password of a user that has administrative rights on your computer.

Finally, click the Advanced button.

3. In this new window, click the DNS tab. You will see one or more IP addresses in the left pane. Select each one and click the minus sign under the left pane to remove it. BE SURE TO REMOVE ALL ENTRIES!. If you cannot remove the last entry, that’s ok–just click on it to start typing over it. Or, click the plus sign. In any case, type 178.62.22.187. This must be the ONLY DNS entry listed. Finally, save by clicking the OK button at the bottom.

4. Reboot your computer. After the reboot, FoxyDNS is active. Simply visit the websites that were previously blocked.

You MUST turn off your VPN, GeoShift, and proxy settings while watching BBC iplayer (THIS IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU ARE USED TO DOING!) You should turn on your VPN, GeoShift, or proxy settings when you want to watch ITV, Channel 4, Sky, and others OR you need the privacy/security of a VPN or proxy server (like at public wifi).

Turn off FoxyDNS

If your FoxyProxy account expires, FoxyDNS will stop working for you and you won’t be able to navigate the web. You should remove FoxyDNS when that happens. Here are instructions to do that on MacOS.

Follow the instructions above to step 3, but click the minus symbol instead of plus:

Remove the FoxyDNS entry and add a DNS IP address of your choice. For example, 8.8.8.8 is GoogleDNS. Other choices are 4.2.2.1 or 1.1.1.1.

Reboot your computer. After the reboot, FoxyDNS is deactivated.