How to Setup Smart DNS on Windows 8

  1. First, open up Windows Explorer and click on Computer and Open Control Panel from the toolbar 
  2. Then click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click on Change adapter settings.
  5. Depending on how your computer is connected to the Internet click either Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection ​if you are connected via Wi-Fi.
  6. Uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
  7. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  8. In the General tab click on Use the following DNS server addresses.
  9. Use the following DNS server addresses" and enter the DNS servers in the spaces provided: &
  10. Make sure Validate settings upon exit is checked (if present).
  11. Click "OK."
  12. Windows Network Diagnostics will start and run for a little while, just let it run.
  13. Once the diagnostics have run click on close.
  14. Restart your computer.


The first step of troubleshooting should always be to restart the device(s) and router. Then check your setup status in your SmartDNS dashboard

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