How to Set Up Smart DNS on Nvidia Shield

First, you need to find the IP of your router. Please use the appropriate method below and note down the IP of your router.

Find Router IP on Windows

  1. Open up the program command prompt.
  2. Type “ipconfig” without the quotes and press enter.
  3. The IP address from the default gateway is most likely the IP address of your router.

Find Router IP on OS X

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. ​Go to "Network".
  3. Click "Advanced".
  4. Go to "TCP/IP" – here, you will see the router's IP.

Set up the Smart DNS on your Nvidia Shield:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Network & Internet.
  3. Go to IP Settings and select Static.
  4. Change the following:
    • IP address: Enter the first three groups of numbers exactly the same as your router's IP address. For example, if your router IP is, use the IP address or something of that nature. The important part is to change the last digit to get an IP from the same IP range as the router.
    • Gateway: Enter the IP of your router.
    • Network Proxy Length: 24
    • DNS 1:
    • DNS 2:
  5. Save and restart the device.


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

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