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Setup Tutorials

How to set up Smart DNS on WD TV

Go step-by-step through following instructions to set up Smart DNS on WD TV.

  1. Validate IP Address

    If you have already validated your IP address go straight to the second part of the tutorial (II)

    1. Sign in to your Client Area.

    2. Go to Packages.

    3. Select a Smart DNS package or a VPN package with Smart DNS service included.

    4. Click “Validate IP” button (1).
      If you see the “Validated! No actions are required.” message, go straight to the second part of the tutorial (II).

      Windows XP Smart DNS Setup: Step 1

      Remember! If your Smart DNS service is not working, just try to validate your IP address again by following steps 1 to 4. You have to validate your IP address each time it changes.

      Alternative method: You can also validate your IP quickly via Validate IP Link (2). Using this method you do not have to sign in to Client Area 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.

  2. Change your WD TV DNS server 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. Go to Setup (1).

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 2

    2. Select Network settings (2).

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 3

    3. Go to Network Setup (3) and select your Wired or Wireless connection.

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 4

    4. Under “Sellect connection mode” (4) line select “Automatic” (5).

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 5

    5. Wait until WD TV obtains IP address and other settings from the router (if it can’t, then find connection problem and try again).

    6. Go again Setup > Network settings > Network setup and select “Manual” (6).

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 7

    7. Scroll down to DNS row (7) at the bottom and press “Enter”.

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 8

    8. Enter DNS Server addresses (8). You can find it on our website, in the Client Area -> Packages -> your Smart DNS package or your VPN package that support Smart DNS service. Press “Submit” (9) > “Finish” > “OK”.

      WD TV Smart DNS Setup: Step 8

    9. Turn off device with power button on the remote. Wait 10 seconds and turn it back ON.

That’s all!

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