Setting up a VPNUK SMART DNS connection.
Part 1 – Registering your IP on the SmartDNS service
Login to the Members Area using your user account login username and password. Go to the ‘SmartDNS Management‘ menu item
2. SmartDNS Management
Select ‘Check In new address‘.
3. Set my IP
The Smart DNS system can set your current IP address if you do not know what it is. Click onto the ‘Set my IP’ button, that will reveal your current IP address in the Address field.
IMPORTANT: If you change location, or if your IP address changes you will need to check-in the new IP. For example, if you are using wi-fi, at home, and then go to an outside location and use a wi-fi hotspot, you will need to check-in that new IP address. You will then need to check-in your home IP once you return home. Each IP address you use to access the internet has to be checked in before you can access the SmartDNS service.
4. Check in your IP
You can add a description for the IP or hostname you are checking into the Smart DNS system, once you are happy with the Address and the Description click onto the ‘Check in’ button.
The Smart DNS system will confirm your IP address has been registered, it takes just a couple of seconds become enabled on the service.
6. Get SmartDNS IP
Scroll down to the ‘SmartDNS Server Settings’ section.
7. Copy IP
Copy or make a note of a ‘SmartDNS Server IP’ that you would like to use, you will need this later in the setup.
Part 2 – Router Setup
Each and every router is different, here is a basic how to with some screenshots from a selection of routers:
1. Login to your router
2. Go to you network LAN settings and locate a text box referring to ‘DNS Server IP’.
3. Enter the Primary and Secondary ‘Smart DNS server IP’ on the line that reads ‘Primary DNS’ and ‘Secondary DNS’. You can find these settings in the VPNUK Smart DNS section of the Client CP (Part 1).
5. Save the Settings, reboot your router.
6. Thats It! If your IP is checked in correctly you will now be connected to the VPNUK Smart DNS service.
VPNUK Connection Setup Tutorial
Thats It! In order to be sure the settings are active you should Disable/Enable the internet connection or reboot your device.