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Setup Tutorials

How to set up Smart DNS on Play Station 4

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Smart DNS on Play Station 4 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. Start your PS4 and choose “Settings” (3) from the main menu.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 2
  2. Select “Network” (4).

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 3
  3. Go to “Set Up Internet Connection” (5).

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 4
  4. On the next screen select “Use Wi-Fi” (6) or “Use Lan Cable” depending on how are you now connected to the internet.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 5
  5. Select “Custom” (7).

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 6
  6. Select your Wi-Fi Network (8) in case you are connecting via Wi-Fi. If you are connected using a Lan Cable this step will be skipped.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 7
  7. Choose “Automatic” (9) from the “IP Address Settings” screen.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 7
  8. Choose “Do Not Specify” (10) from the “DHCP Host Name” screen.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 9
  9. Choose “Manual” (11) from the “DNS Settings” screen.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 10
  10. Complete the following fields (12):In the “Primary DNS” and “Secondary DNS” fields enter CactusVPN DNS Server addresses. You can find them in Settings -> DNS Servers in Your Account on our website.Tap on “Next” (13).

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 11
  11. Select “Automatic” (14) for MTU settings.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 12
  12. Select “Do Not Use” (15) on Proxy server screen.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 13
  13. Next you should see “Internet settings updated” message.

    PS4 Smart DNS Setup: Step 14

That’s all!

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