How to setup FoxyDNS on Windows 7

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Here are instructions on how to setup FoxyDNS on Windows 7 in order to watch BBC iPlayer. For other sites like ITV, 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. Click on Start button, then Click on Control Panel.

2. Click on Network and Internet.

3. Click on Network and Sharing.

4. Click on Change Adapter Settings.

5. Double Click on Your Connected Network Adapter through which you are connected to the Internet (in this specific picture it is Network2 adapter; yours may be a different adapter)

6. Click Properties

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

8. In the General tab click on Use the following DNS server addresses and enter 178.62.22.187.

9. 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 7.

Follow the instructions above to step 8.

Remove the FoxyDNS entry and add another 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.