Netflix no longer works when bonding via FusionHub


#1

Has anyone else had any issues accessing Netflix when you’re bonding multiple WANs via FusionHub? It no longer works for any of my customers and I’ve had 3 different ones complain about it over the past 2 weeks. It basically gives an error saying Netflix cannot be accessed over a VPN connection or proxy, and to connect directly without using VPN to use Netflix services. This is for Netflix Canada. It basically gives the error message you’d get when using VPN and trying to access Netflix US. It’s basically this here: https://www.cloudwards.net/netflix-proxy-error/


#2

It sounds as though Netflix has detected that the traffic is being routed over a VPN. If you only use one WAN do the customers get the same message?


#3

No they don’t, it’s only when we are bonding 2 of them via FusionHub it gives that error.


#4

Online streaming services are blocking access from massive blocks of IPs owned by cloud hosting companies to block out of region/country access.

To get round this you can do bonding from a remote peer to a FusionHub, then set send all traffic via LAN and forward to a firewall appliance hosted alongside the Fusionhub which has an OpenVPN connection to a VPN service that specializes VPN for Netflix (eg NordVPN, PrivateVPN, ExpressVPN).


#5

Just to make sure I do not misunderstand: If you connect to the fusionhub with a single WAN (no bonding) and route your pepVPN traffic across that WAN, then netflix does not object when you stream Netflix across the Fusionhub/VPN?


#6

No it still does. Apparently Netflix has banned the IP ranges of all popular cloud providers, so they don’t care if it’s bonding they just see it’s an Amazon or DigitalOcean, Azure, etc IP and ban it.


#7

Yeah, that’s pretty much the shape of things. The problem is not the FusionHub or bonding per se, but rather the IP address of the FusionHub platform that is being used. The core issue is that (many of) the commercially available virtual hosting and VPN platforms are employed by users to relocate their internet location to a different country, avoiding copyright restrictions.

If you were to host the FusionHub (or a Peplink device with bonding capabilities) on a platform with a (say) residential or regular corporate IP address then things would likely be just fine.


#8

It depend on which VPN you are using. When I want to access Netflix via VPN than I have also tested a few VPN services but didn’t. Than I start using ExpressVPN now for over a year and able to access Netflix easily, importantly I am getting much better speed that any other vpn service and no issues related to connectivity till now. Very Smooth VPN service indeed along with providing good features. Though I was just reading here: https://www.allbestvpn.com/expressvpn-review/ Highlighted cons are somewhat relevant. I know Expressvpn is expensive and also offer lesser login count on multiple devices. But such cons are bearable for me. I am more interested in getting good speed and accessing quality streaming sites without facing any connectivity issue.