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Setup Tutorials

How to set up Smart DNS on XBOX One

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Smart DNS on XBOX One 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 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 XBOX 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 on “Settings” button on your XBOX ONE Controler (3).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 2
  2. Click “Settings” (4).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 3
  3. Go to “Network” (5).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 4
  4. Go to “Advanced Settings” (6).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 5
  5. Select “DNS Settings” (7).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 6
  6. Select “Manual” (8).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 7
  7. Enter CactusVPN primary DNS Server address (9). You can find them in Settings -> DNS Servers in Your Account on our website. Press “Enter” (10).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 9
  8. Choose Secondary DNS Server and enter CactusVPN secondary DNS Server address (11) (follow step 7 to find it). Click “Enter” again (12).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 10
  9. After that your XBOX ONE will check if your connection works fine.

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 10
  10. If everything is set good you will receive this message. Select “Continue” (13).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 11Now you have to change your Location. If your Location is already set skip the tutorial to the last step.

  11. Go again to your XBOX ONE Settings, like in the step 1 and 2.
  12. Go to “System” (14).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 13
  13. Go to “Language and location” (15).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 14
  14. Select English from “Languages” (16). Go to “Location” and select it (17).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 15
  15. A list of locations will appear. Select United States or United Kingdom depending on which content you want to access (18).

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 14
  16. Go to “Restart now” (19) and select it. Your console will restart, you will have to do this just once.

    XBOX-ONE Smart DNS Setup: Step 14

That’s all!

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