How to set up Smart DNS on WD TV

Follow the instructions step-by-step to set up Smart DNS on WD TV.

  1. Validate your IP Address.

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

    1. Sign in to your Client Area.
    2. Go to “Packages”.
    3. Choose your package.
    4. Click the “Validate IP” button (1).
      Please go to the second part of this tutorial (II) 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.

      Keep in mind! 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.

      Important! 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 WD TV DNS server addresses

    This has to be done only once.

    Important! 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. Go to Setup (1).

      WDTV Smart DNS Setup: Step 2

    2. Select Network settings (2).

      WDTV Smart DNS Setup: Step 3

    3. Go to Network Setup (3). Select your connection.

      WDTV  Smart DNS Setup: Step 4

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

      WDTV 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).

      WDTV Smart DNS Setup: Step 6

    7. Go to DNS (7) and press “Enter”.

      WDTV Smart DNS Setup: Step 8

    8. Enter SmartyDNS DNS addresses (8). You can find them in your Client Area -> Packages -> your package. Press “Submit” (8), “Finish” and “OK”.

      WDTV Smart DNS Setup: Step 8

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

    10. Test if the smart dns service is configured correctly.