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Setup Smart DNS XBox

Setting up VPNUK SMART DNS on XBox One.

The following tutorial will guide you through the setup procedure for XBox One consoles. Smart DNS connection on XBox 360 and Xbox One are often problematic, we therefore recommend SmartDNS connections on XBox are carried out on a router. Click here for information: Smart DNS Router Setup

NOTES:
1. Ensure IPv6 is disabled on your router if your ISP supports IPv6.
2. Ensure your Language and Location settings are correct.

1. Registering your IP on the SmartDNS service

Login to the Client CP using your VPNUK login username and password.

2. Go to SmartDNS Menu

Go to the ‘VPNUK Smart DNS‘ sub menu and select ‘IP Address Check-in’.

3. Register IP

The Smart DNS system will reveal your current IP address, click onto the ‘Enable’ button, that will register your current IP address on the Smart DNS service.
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. Confirmation

The Smart DNS system will confirm your IP address has been registered, it takes just a couple of minutes become enabled on the service.

5. Registered

The Smart DNS system will confirm your IP address has been registered, it takes just a couple of minutes become enabled on the service.

6. Get SmartDNS IP

Click onto the ‘Smart DNS Server IP’ link in the menu.

7. Copy IP

Copy or make a note of the ‘Smart DNS Server IP’ that you are to use, you will need this later in the setup.

8. Language & Location

Ensure your XBox Language and Location settings are set correctly to either UK or USA.

9. Home Screen

Go to the ‘Home’ screen.

10. Settings

Go to the ‘System Settings’ screen.

11. Network

Go to ‘Network’.

12. Advanced

Go to ‘Advanced Settings’.

13. DNS Settings

Click onto the ‘DNS Settings’.

14. Manual

From the Edit DNS Settings screen click onto ‘Manual’.

15. Primary DNS

Select ‘Primary DNS Server’.

15. SmartDNS IP

Change ‘ Primary and Secondary DNS Server’ to the ‘Smart DNS server IPs’ then return to the ‘Home’ screen to save the settings.

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Thats it! In order to be sure the settings are active you should Disable/Enable the internet connection or reboot your console.

Known Issues

There is a well known bug on the Xbox One which will revert the DNS to 0.0.0.0. You should contact XBox support if this happens to you.