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Stream Locator 

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Sometimes there are things that you would like to view although there they are not immediately available because of where in the world you live. So a router that can be ‘elsewhere’ could be an advantage. This offering can help to achieve whatever you want it to, wherever you are in the world.

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It is 14x21x3cm and out of this unit are four aerials that are each 19cm tall so the actual space taken may vary.

The test unit I was sent comes with a UK plug on a one metre lead so power must be less that that away from where you set it up. There is also a 70cm Ethernet lead supplied.

The router itself is not designed to stand and has a couple of holes in the back so it can be hung on a wall so not taking up valuable desk space as most routers do.

The connections are all on the top, DC input, reset button and WPS button side by side next is the WAN connector followed by four LAN connectors and finally a USB3 port.

My unit was a neutral light cream colour and the only markings on the face are the company name and below that a line of eleven tiny LED’s with what they refer too in a shiny shade of cream just below, these might be better in a darker colour so they stand out better in low light.

Using your own modem/router as supplied by your ISP you plug this unit into that. Instructions on what to do next are given on an Instruction sheet and also with images on their website.

It does not slow down your Wi-Fi, so one person can be viewing something streaming from the USA and another watching iPlayer in the UK at the same time.

Like most things today you can control it from your SmartPhone.

Let’s use Netflix as an example, you just start Netflix and when it says what you want to watch is not currently available you use the Smart Locator router to find out where what you want to watch is available the difference is you do not need to know anything other than how to setup your Wi-Fi so no DNS or VPN knowledge is required.

Why in the example above I used Netflix I find by looking at the Stream Locator website that they list a total of sixty six different streaming services all of which should be available instantly.

Another example is Xumo a US based streaming service that is said to have around 180 channels of interest based services available, surely enough for even the most choosy viewer. You can watch on Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku or Smart TV’s.

Let’s finish be going back to the start the setup, it is very easy and I did it in less than ten minutes from start to finish. You are offline for only around half that time your original ISP modem router is reset during that time but it assumes there has just been a short power cut and does everything by itself.

The Stream Locator is available on a three, six or twelve month subscription. The costs are £31.99, £42.99 or £65.99 all are available from the Stream Locator web site as well as lots more information.

The Stream Locator is also available from Amazon with a 12 month subscription for £79.99 including delivery.

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Comment by paul_smart, Nov 19, 2020 19:19

Only the third choice listed the £65.99 is still available.
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Comment by paul_smart, Nov 19, 2020 17:14

After 12 months it then moves to a rolling monthly contract at $6.99 a month.

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