Having been running the proxy server for a number of years, for some time I struggled to get the proxy to work for the ipad or the iphone, until recently.
In the end I found that I needed to offer a VPN, which is slightly different to the Proxy, but works perfectly and what is more important very easy to set up.
If you already have a VPN then the settings below should work, but if you need to test out then by all means complete the sign up form and just add VPN in the comments section and I will email you the login details.
All in all the feedback on the VPN and the proxy of course has been excellent, but you need to be aware the quality will be effected by the speed of your local connection.
Saying that I have found that all the Iplayers seem to adjust to the speed of your connection
1. Settings – General
3. Choose a VPN Configuration
2. Description: “VPN for iPlayer”
3. Server: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
4. Account: name
5. RSA SecureID: OFF
6. Password: xxx
7. Encryption Level: Auto
8. Send All Traffic: ON
9. VPN: ON
And that is it, also you do need to download the BBC app from the UK itunes store
All in all quite simple in addition the VPN seems to work quite well in Ubuntu to if you need
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