How to set up Smart DNS on TP-Link Router

Follow the instructions step-by-step to set up Smart DNS on TP-Link Router.

  1. Validate your IP Address.

    If you have validated your IP address, skip this step and go to part II of this tutorial.

    1. Sign in to your Client Area.
    2. Go to “Packages”.
    3. Choose your package.
    4. Choose the “Smart DNS” tab.
    5. Click the “Validate IP” button (1).
      Please go to part II of this tutorial if you see the “Your IP address has been validated!” message.

      Windows 7 and Vista Smart DNS Setup: Step 1

      Another option is: validate your IP addresses instantly through “Validate IP Link” (2). By choosing this option you don’t have to sign in to your Client Area each time you want to validate the IP address. By adding this link to your browser favorites/bookmarks your IP address will be validated each time you load this URL into your browser.

      If our service is not functioning, please validate your IP address again by following steps 1-4. Your IP address have to be validated every time it changes.

      It is important to not share the Validate IP Link with anyone! It is particular and unique for every single client. If you give or share it with other people, your Smart DNS service won’t be working.

  2. Change your TP-Link Router DNS server addresses

    This has to be done only once.

    Before you switch to our DNS addresses, make sure you write down your current DNS addresses, so you can keep these numbers in case you need to get back to your original settings. If your original configuration were set to “Automatic”, just change your DNS settings back to “Automatic” in order to get back to your original settings.
    1. Log in to your router. Go to “DHCP” (3) and choose “DHCP Settings” (4).

    2. Check “Enable” (5) for “DHCP Server”.

    3. Enter SmartyDNS DNS addresses (6). You can find them in your Client Area -> Packages -> your package.

    4. Click “Save” (7).

      TP-Link Smart DNS Setup: Step 2

    5. Reboot your router.

    Check out this tutorial if you have a different settings interface on your router:

    1. Log in to your router and go to “Interface Setup” (8).

    2. Select “LAN” tab (9).

    3. Choose “Use User Discovered DNS Server Only” (10) from the dropdown menu, next to “DNS Relay”.

    4. Enter SmartyDNS DNS addresses (11). You can find them in your Client Area -> Packages -> your package.

    5. Click “Save” (12).

      TP-Link Smart DNS Setup: Step 3

    6. Reboot your router.

    7. Test if the Smart DNS service is configured correctly.
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