How to setup FoxyDNS on Windows10

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Here are instructions on how to setup FoxyDNS on Windows 10 in order to watch BBC iPlayer. For other sites like ITV, Netflix, Sky, 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. Right-click the Start button, then click Settings.


2. Click on Network and Internet.

3. Click on Change adapter options.

4. Right-click on the interface through which you are connected to the Internet and click Properties. (in this specific picture it is my Wi-Fi adapter, your’s can be different adapter)

5. Uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

6. In the General tab click on Use the following DNS server addresses and enter 178.62.22.187. DO NOT ENTER ANY OTHER DNS SERVERS HERE. ONLY THE ONES WE PROVIDED TO YOU.

7. You can  check Validate settings upon exit and click OK. Windows Network Diagnostics will start and run test of the supplied DNS. Once the diagnostics have finished click on close.

8. 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 Windows 10.

Follow the instructions above to step 6.

Remove the FoxyDNS entry and add DNS 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.