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Setup Tutorials

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:

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 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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