Using this method you do not have to sign in to your account each time you need to validate the IP. Add this link to your browser favorites/bookmarks and your IP address will be validated every time you load this URL into your browser.
Important! Do not share this link! It is unique for every CactusVPN user. If you share it, other people will have access to your Smart DNS service and you will not be able to use it.
Part II. Change your Fire TV DNS addresses
This has to be done only once.
It is important to save your original DNS settings before making any changes. You might need them in case you will want to switch back to your original settings.
Start your Fire TV / Fire TV Stick.
Go to “Settings” and select “Network” (1).
Choose your Wi-Fi network (2) and “Forget” it. To do that you should press the button with three lines on it afterwards and press the select button.
Now choose again your Wi-Fi network that must be protected with a password. You will be asked to enter your Wi-Fi password. Enter your password (3) and click on “Advanced” (4).
You have to get an IP from the same IP range as a router. To do that just use your router’s IP and change the last group of digits. For example, if your router’s IP is 192.168.1.1 you should set your Fire TV / Fire TV Stick IP address (5) to something like 192.168.1.100. You can notice that first three groups of digits remained the same and only the last one changed. Click on “Next” (6).
In the “Gateway” field (7) enter the IP of your router and click “Next” (8).
In the “Enter Network Prefix Length” field (9) enter 24 and click “Next” (10).
On the next screen enter the CactusVPN primary DNS address in the “DNS 1” field (11). You can find them in Settings -> DNS Servers in Your Account on our website. Press “Next” (12).
Enter the CactusVPN secondary DNS address in the “DNS 2” field (13). Press “Connect” (14).
Go back to “Settings” menu and select “Time Zone” (15).