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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:

  1. Part I. Validate Your IP Address

    If you have already validated your IP address go straight to the “Part II. Change your Play Station 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 (1).If you see the “Validated! No actions are required.” message, go straight to the “Part II. Change your Play Station DNS addresses” of this tutorial.

      Windows XP Smart DNS Setup: Step 1

      Validate a specific IP address

      You can also validate a specific IP address. To do this, click on the “Validate a specific IP address” link (2). Use this option when you need to validate an IP address different to your current IP address. For example, enter your real IP when you are accessing this page while being connected to VPN or enter your home IP while you are at work.

      Validate IP using a web address

      Another alternative method is to validate your IP using a web address. To do this, click on the “Validate your IP using a web address” link (2). 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 client. If you share it, other people will have access to your Smart DNS service and you will not be able to use it.

      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.

  2. 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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