Watch Netflix Streaming From an Overseas Base

I’m not sure if this solution works, so I removed the article. Also, according to Netflix, they are exempting overseas bases from overseas restrictions.

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Roger February 29, 2012 at 7:12 am

Thanks, worked for me


Meez March 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Will this work for HBO on the go?


Casey April 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Meez – yes it should work with HBO on the go. I don’t see why not.


bitbendr May 31, 2012 at 2:42 am

Crap, today netflix started saying,
“Whoops, something went wrong…
Internet Connection Problem
An Internet or home network connection problem is preventing playback. Please check your Internet connection and try again. If the problem persists, please call Netflix at 1-800-585-7265.
Error Code: N8106-106

Anyone else get this?


casey June 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm


Set your date and clock to your correct time zone and it should start working again.



Bryan July 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

By correct time zone do you mean correct to the us ip adress the program is using? Correct to your billing adress? Or correct to your overseas adress?

casey July 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

First try setting it to you local time zone. If that doesn’t work, try setting it to US time zone, such as east coast.

J June 12, 2012 at 8:16 am

but if i want to connect as local VPN how does it work??


casey June 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I’ll write a section on connecting to a local network this weekend!


John June 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Working from Germany, thanks a bunch!


JMR July 9, 2012 at 2:48 am

Thanks so much for this great info! I am stationed in Germany and would love to catch up on some good ole American TV! Someone mentioned that using such a service can slow down internet browsing and other applications. Has anyone faced such issues?


casey July 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I do experience a slight slow down in my internet. But the speed is high enough to support video streaming and browsing web sites.


christopher September 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Thanks for the help. I have a wireless router that feeds my PS3 as well as my laptops. Is there a way I can change the router’s IP to a stateside IP so all of my devices are covered?


casey September 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm


Yes there is a way to do this with a VPN connection but it’s kind of complicated. You need to either purchase a router that runs software called DD-WRT, or modify your router so it runs it. The tutorial for that is here:

Of note, I’m testing out a new service that is easier to run on a router, and will be posting about it soon. Please email to [email protected] if you would like to test it out.



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