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How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV 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.

Recommendations

To skip the manual setup and for more features we recommend to use the CactusVPN App for Android TV.

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 Sony Bravia Android TV 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 Sony Bravia Android TV 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 Sony Bravia Android 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.
    1. Press “Home” button on your remote. Choose “Setup”. Press on “Network” (1).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 1

    2. Press on “Network Setup” (2).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 2

    3. Select “Expert” (3).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 3

    4. Choose “Wi-Fi” (4) or “Wired LAN” depending on your connection.

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 4

    5. Select your network (5).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 5

    6. Choose “Status info” (6).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 6

    7. Write down your IP address (7).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 7

    8. Go back to your network and choose “Advanced options” (8).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 8

    9. Click on “IP settings” (9).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 9

    10. Select “Static” (10).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 10

    11. Enter the first three groups of numbers of your IP address. For instance, if your IP address is “192.168.2.1″, enter “192.168.2.”. For the fourth group of numbers, you can enter “50” so the final IP address will look like “192.166.1.50” (11). Click on “Next” (12).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 11

    12. For the “Gateway” enter the full IP address of your router (13). Click on “Next” (14).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 12

    13. Enter “24” (15) for the “Network Prefix Length”. Click on “Next” (16).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 13

    14. Enter the CactusVPN DNS addresses. You can find them in Settings -> DNS Servers in Your Account on our website. For DNS 1 (17) enter the Preferred DNS. Click on “Next” (18).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 14

    15. For DNS 2 (19) enter one of the Alternate DNS addresses. Click on “Next” (20).

      How to set up Smart DNS on Sony Bravia Android TV: Step 15

    16. Press “OK”!

That’s all!

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