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Setup Tutorials

How to set up Smart DNS on Play Station 3

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Smart DNS on Play Station 3 but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Requirements

In order to set up the Smart DNS you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your DNS addresses. You can find them in Settings -> DNS Servers in Your Account our website.

If you still want to set up Smart DNS manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:

Part I. Validate Your IP Address

If you have already validated your IP address go straight to the “Part II. Change your Windows DNS addresses” of this tutorial.

  1. Sign in to your account on our website and go to Settings -> Validate Your IP Address.
  2. Click on Validate IP button.
Windows XP Smart DNS Setup: Step 1

If you see the “Validated” green label near your IP address, go straight to the “Part II. Change your Windows DNS addresses” of this tutorial

Remember! You have to validate your IP address each time it changes. If your Smart DNS service is not working, just try to validate your IP address again.

You also have other two options to validate an IP address:

Part II. Change your Play Station 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.
  1. From the menu of your PSP go to “Settings” (3) then select “Network Settings” (4).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 2
  2. Choose “Internet Connection Settings” (5). Click on “Yes” when confirmation screen is displaying that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 3
  3. Choose “Custom” (6) in “Select a setting method” screen.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 4
  4. Select “Scan” (7) in “WLAN Settings” screen.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 5
  5. Select your network and then select “Wi-Fi” (8).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 6
  6. Select your Wi-Fi network.
  7. Select “WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK” (9).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 7
  8. Enter your WPA key (10).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 8
  9. In the “IP Address Settings” choose “Automatic” (11).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 9
  10. For “Set the DHCP host name” select “Do Not Set” (12).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 10
  11. Select “Manual” (13) in “DNS Settings” screen.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 11
  12. When you see this screen enter the DNS Server addresses (14). You can find them in Settings -> DNS Servers in Your Account on our website.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 12
  13. In the “MTU” screen choose “Automatic” (15).

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 13
  14. Select “Do Not Use” (16) in “Proxy Server” compartment.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 14
  15. Select “Enable” (17) in UPnP”.

    PS3 Smart DNS Setup: Step 15
  16. Press the “X” button to save settings.
  17. In order the changes to take place restart your PS3. You will have to do that just once.

That’s all!

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