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Netflix US vs. UK – change region with SmartDNS

US & UK Netflix with Smart DNS

Post today will not be a long one. This is more of a reminder in regard of new way to unlock Netflix with SmartDNS. We have to admit, that we ourselves forgot, that there is more than one Netflix. Reason for it is very simple. SmartDNS is so effortless to unblock so many different video streaming sites that there is now a loot more to watch, than there is time. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Vudu, Hbo Go, CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, MTV, BBC, ITV, SyFy, Sky Go, Now TV… list is much, much longer.  Continue reading

What is the best way to unlock US Netflix in EU?

Unlock US Netflix DNSThere is no doubt that Netflix, especially its US “branch” is one of the most popular one. People everyday google, search for the best way to unlock access to Netflix. On our site we have mentioned this subject few times already, but since every day new people are looking for this answer we thought it might be good to mention few facts, again. Continue reading

How to watch Wimbledon 2013 online

Wimbledon 2013 online UK VPN Smart DNS

Sorry for our late start, but as it turned out not all of us at HideIPVPN are tennis fans.But having in mind that it is always “better late than never” today we will try to correct our mistake. All of you searching the web for information “How to watch Wimbledon online” you can stop as we have perfect news for you.  Continue reading

Mac OSX VPN app tutorial

As you know, our VPN service has undergone some major changes recently. Beside upgrading all VPN packages with news SmartDNS feature we have introduced refreshed  application for Windows VPN and introduced brand new Mac OS VPN application. Since you seem to have liked our video presentation of Windows VPN app, we thought it might be a good idea to create similar clip for Mac OSX VPN.  Continue reading

Smart DNS user IP update tutorial

In order to use HideIPVPN Smart DNS your IP address has to be registered/updated in our data base.

How to update user’s IP for Smart DNS ?

1. Log in to Client Area at www.hideipvpn.com

2. Select your VPN or Smart DNS package.

3. Click “Update IP Address” button – you are done.

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3.1 You can also update you IP quickly via IP update URL. This way you do not have to log in to “Client area”. Simply copy link to your browser favorites – every time you load this URL into your browser your IP address will be updated.

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Please do not share this link – it is customer unique. Each HideIPVPN user  has a different link of this kind. Only one IP address can be active per user. If you give it away you may loose access to SmartDNS service.

4. Now you need to enter new DNS server address to your PC/device (this has to be done only once).

How to: change DNS server under Windows XP

How to: change DNS server under Windows Vista / 7

How to: change DNS server under Windows 8

How to: change DNS server under Mac OSX

How to: change DNS server on iPad

How to: change DNS server on iPhone and iPod

How to: change DNS server on Apple TV

How to: change DNS server on Roku player

How to: change DNS on Xbox 360

How to: change DNS on PlayStation 3

How to: change DNS server on D-Link router

How to: change DNS server on TP-Link router

How to: change DNS server on DD-WRT router

Remember, if your service is not working to check if your IP address (points 1 – 3) is updated in our data base. Here you can find out WHY?

To find out what sites and services are unlocked via SmartDNS, follow the link.

How to: Smart DNS DD-WRT router tutorial

Update your original IP address in our data base before using Smart DNS.

Now, that you IP is updated there is only one thing left to do. You need to change numbers of DNS servers on your device.

Setting up HideIPVPN SmartDNS service on DD-WRT router is very simple. Once SmartDNS is setup on your router, all devices in your home network can use it (including Windows Phone).

Login to your router:

1. Go to “Setup”.

2. Choose “Basic setup”.

DD-WRT router Smart DNS setup

 

3. Fill DNS fields with our DNS server address.

Click here to check HideIPVPN DNS server addresses.

4. Check field “Use DNSMasq for DNS”.

DD-WRT router Smart DNS setup

 

5.  Click “Apply Settings” to reboot your router.

DD-WRT router Smart DNS setup

 

To find out what sites and services are unlocked via SmartDNS, follow the link.

How to: Smart DNS TP-Link router tutorial

Update your original IP address in our data base before using Smart DNS.

Now, that you IP is updated there is only one thing left to do. You need to change numbers of DNS servers on your device.

Setting up HideIPVPN SmartDNS service on TP-Link router is very simple – we publish two instructions, in case your TP-Link router is different. Once SmartDNS is setup on your router, all devices in your home network can use it (including Windows Phone).

Login to your router

1. Click on DHCP then select DHCP Settings

2. Make sure DHCP Server is enabled

3. Fill Primary and Secondary DNS servers

Click here to check HideIPVPN DNS server addresses.

4. Click Save

TP-Link router Smart DNS setup

5. Reboot your router!

TP-Link router Smart DNS setup

Link to DNS servers address is at the bottom.

If you have different software in your router, follow this instruction.

Log in to your router

1. Click “Interface Setup”.

2. Select “LAN” tab.

3. Change DNS settings from “AUTO” to “Use User Discovered DNS Server Only”

4. Enter addresses of HideIPVPN SmartDNS servers. See point 3 above to check DNS server addresses.

5. Click “Save” in most case there is no need for reboot.

TP-Link router Smart DNS setup

To find out what sites and services are unlocked via SmartDNS, follow the link.

How to: Smart DNS D-Link router tutorial

Update your original IP address in our data base before using Smart DNS.

Now, that you IP is updated there is only one thing left to do. You need to change numbers of DNS servers on your device.

Setting up HideIPVPN SmartDNS service on D-Link router is very simple. Once SmartDNS is setup on your router, all devices in your home network can use it (including Windows Phone).

1. Log in to your router.

D-Link router SmartDNS setup

2. Click “Manual Internet Connection Setup”.

D-Link router Smart DNS setup

3. Scroll down and change DNS server numbers.

D-Link router Smart DNS setup

4. Scroll back and click “Save”

D-Link router Smart DNS setup

5. Wait 15 s. so that your router and update.

D-Link router Smart DNS setup

6. To finish, click “Continue”

D-Link router Smart DNS setup

7. Click here to check HideIPVPN DNS server addresses.

To find out what sites and services are unlocked via SmartDNS, follow the link.

How To: Smart DNS PlayStation 3 tutorial

Update your original IP address in our data base before using Smart DNS.

Now, that you IP is updated there is only one thing left to do. You need to change numbers of DNS servers on your device.

Setting up HideIPVPN SmartDNS service under PlayStation 3 is quite simple simple. We have used PS3 User’s Guide for assistance.

If you change DNS setting on your router (through which PS3 connects to the internet) you can skip this instruction, how ever, if you wish to change DNS servers for specific devices, here is how to do it.

1. Select (Settings) > (Network Settings).

2. Select [Internet Connection Settings]. Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

3. Select [Custom] and scroll through list until you reach [DNS Settings] – don’t change other features!

4. When you see [DNS setting] choose [Manual] to [Manually enter the DNS server address].

PS3 DNS setup

Fill the DNS server fields – list of our SmartDNS servers is located here.

5. Press Right button to check connection and save new settings.