What is VPNUK SMART DNS.
The VPNUK Smart DNS service is a brilliant way to access certain web sites and services including streaming media and social networking services. The VPNUK Smart DNS services works on virtually every kind of system or device, this includes Smart TV’s and Games Consoles! You can now bypass the need to log in or even create a VPN connection. In order to connect to the VPNUK Smart DNS service you only have to to make one small edit to the connection settings of the system or device you would like to connect.
What are the benefits of the VPNUK Smart DNS service
Using VPNUK Smart DNS and its ever expanding whitelist of available services is a brilliant way of maintaining a low ping time and high speed in countries that have poor routing, throttle or even filter VPN connections. If you do not require the additional security of a VPN connection you are now able to connect to your VPNUK account through the VPNUK Smart DNS service. Another massive benefit with our Smart DNS service is that you can access content from multiple countries without having to switch server IP, the Smart DNS service does all of that for you in the background without you even realising!
Limitations of VPNUK Smart DNS
Unfortunately due to the limitations of the DNS service it is not possible to use services that require traffic to be run through a TCP/IP protocol, services which require that kind of configuration are VoIP services like Skype, P2P applications like UTorrent, for these types of service you will still need to use a VPN connection. The only other limitation is with the actual device you are using the SmartDNS service on, you will only be able to view the content that any particular device has compatibility with. For example, Apple’s iPad and iPhone although very popular are not that good in reality. No io/s device has any kind of Flash Player compatibility so it is very restricted on what can and cannot be viewed. The same goes for devices like AppleTV, Boxee, Smart TV’s and Games Consoles, some are very limited. In order to take full advantage of the SmartDNS service and enjoy all of the streaming media on offer its best to run the service from a PC, Mac, Linux with Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight compatibility.
Setting up a VPNUK SMART DNS connection.
Setting up the VPNUK Smart DNS service is simple, quick and very easy to customise to your specific requirements. In order to get started you first have to register your current IP with our system in order to gain access to the DNS service, if your ISP assign you with a dynamic IP or if it ever changes you will have to re-register the IP! Registering your IP is a quick and automated process that takes just a few seconds to do from the Client CP.
1. Login to the Client CP and go to VPNUK Smart DNS from the right hand menu.
2. Register your current IP address in the permitted connection whitelist.
3. Go to the custom DNS server setting for your internet connection and enter the IP of the VPNUK Smart DNS server that you’d like to use.
4. Save the settings. (Restart your internet connection).
5. Thats It! You should now be connected to the VPNUK Smart DNS service.
Smart DNS FAQ
Q. SmartDNS has stopped working for me today?
A. Login to the Client CP and check your registered IP has not changed. If it has changed you can remove it and enable your new IP.
Q. There is a site that I would like to access but its not working?
A. You can request the addition of new services in the Client CP upon request we will take a look and see if its possible to add the service to the whitelist.
Click here to view all the FAQ’s.
Even more services are available through our innovative VPNUK SMART DNS service.
The VPNUK Smart DNS service is a brilliant way to access certain web sites and services. The VPNUK Smart DNS services works on virtually every kind of system or device, this includes Smart TV’s and Games Consoles! You can now bypass the need to log in or even create a VPN connection. In order to connect to the VPNUK Smart DNS service you only have to to make one small edit to the connection settings of the system or device you would like to connect. Click here for setup instructions.