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


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

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