Unlocator DNS Proxy

I am using my AR300-M in Repeater/Wisp mode and want to hide my location. I know I can do this with a VPN, but I have an Unlocator account already, and wanted to use that to hide my location. I have entered custom dns for the Unlocator servers (185.37.37 and successfully. However, my unlocator account still does not recognize that connected devices are setup correctly. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

>>>>Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Yes! You are thinking Unlocator is a cheap replacement for a VPN - it is not!

Menawhile, where have you entered the DNS settings?
Did you change them in the ISP router or just the Gli router?
In my exeprience the ISP router over-rides all DNS settings, so make sure these are changed from “automatic”.


Unlocator does not mask your IP address so you should expect that the IP address of your ISP will still show, it is only going to bypass geo-blocking or region restrictions so you can access BBC iPlayer outside the UK or Hulu outside the USA etc.

It does not work on connections with transparent proxies but this can be worked around with some firewall rules. I have provided an example below (substitute with Unlocator DNS):

<code>iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i br-lan -p udp --dport 53 -j DNAT --to

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i br-lan -p udp --dport 53 -j DNAT --to <code>


My Getflix DNS currently works fine and I set this via the DNS settings using the GLI UI (not Luci or web interface) and I also checked force on all devices.

>>>>> I also checked force on all devices.

Which does what exactly? Surely if you enable DNS servers it is obvious that you want all devices “forced” to use them?


I did ask in an earlier thred here: 404 Page not found - GL.iNet
but got no answer…


Glitch, I only changed the DNS setting in the GLi. I am wanting this to work in an environment where I don’t have access to the settings in the primary router. My main purpose is to get around geo-blocking. I received a response from Unlocator “we do not support routers in repeater mode, wireless boosters, range extenders and repeaters”. Wifird’s response is over my head, so I will probably just get a VPN subscription. Any recommendations for a good, inexpensive, compatible VPN that Netflix hasn’t blocked yet?


I assume the Unlocator is just a service of DNS resolve and return you a working IP (or their proxy) of a service (e.g. netflix). I found this article networking - How does Unlocator work? - Super User

So in this level this should works in the router without any problem, except for as @Glitch said, the ISP overrides your dns service.

I don’t have a Unlocator account, but I assume they asked your real IP address. Your account will be bound to your IP address so that when you use the Internet from your IP address it works. It means if you move to another location you have to change your IP in your Unlocator console.

I checked the price seems it is not too cheap compared to vpn.

For vpn service, you can choose one from our compatible list and try. I think it is better to just try 7 days or 1 month first to check if they satisfy your needs. You may need to pay several dollars more but it worth to have a chance to try.



I’ll do that Alzhao. Thanks.