You’re about to binge some Netflix. Since you trust your internet service provider as far as you can throw them (and it’s not easy to throw “an organization that provides many different services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet”), you activate your free VPN to dodge throttling and data collection. You log in to your account and boom! Everything stops. Error: m7111-5059. You think, “what does this mean, and how do I fix it?”
What does Netflix error code: m7111-1331-5059 mean?
It means Netflix has figured out that you’re using a VPN. This “error” message is their way to prevent you from connecting to their services when they suspect you’re using a VPN to stream.
How to fix Netflix m7111-1331-5059 error?
To bypass Netflix proxy error code, try a different VPN server that’s local to you (I.e. if you’re in the US, connect to a US server)! Different servers have different IP addresses that might not be blacklisted by Netflix yet.
Next, you can contact the customer service of your VPN provider if the issue persists.
If all else fails, consider getting a different VPN. Surfshark is available with most streaming providers and we constantly work to ensure private streaming experiences.
So how does Netflix know I’m using a VPN?
When you connect to a VPN server, it replaces your IP address with one of theirs. Netflix sees the server’s IP address rather than your local one and can block it if they know the IP belongs to a VPN.
Netflix’s security folks hunt down the IP addresses that VPN companies use. They then block or black-list them. You get the m7111-1331-5059 error if you connect through one of those black-listed IP addresses.
If Netflix blocks my VPN, is it legal to access global content this way?
Netflix utilizes geographical or regional restrictions when they contract movies and TV series from the folks who own the rights. This is why some content isn’t available in certain countries.
It’s not illegal to use a VPN and maintain your privacy when streaming. However, accessing content from other regions goes against Netflix’s terms of service.
Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in ways that would potentially violate the law or Terms of Service of streaming service providers.
Netflix and VPN: what to do next?
Maintaining your online security and privacy is a right. However, a VPN can prove tricky to work with Netflix. If you’re streaming content that’s local to you with a VPN and you get the m7111-1331-5059 error, try connecting to a different server or contacting your VPN provider’s customer service. If that fails, try a different provider like Surfshark!
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