Setup Dns Linux

Setting up a VPNUK SMART DNS connection on Linux.

1. Registering your IP on the SmartDNS service

Login to the Client CP using your VPNUK login username and password.

2. Go to SmartDNS Menu

Go to the ‘VPNUK Smart DNS‘ sub menu and select ‘IP Address Check-in’.

3. Register IP

The Smart DNS system will reveal your current IP address, click onto the ‘Enable’ button, that will register your current IP address on the Smart DNS service.
IMPORTANT: If you change location, or if your IP address changes you will need to check-in the new IP. For example, if you are using wi-fi, at home, and then go to an outside location and use a wi-fi hotspot, you will need to check-in that new IP address. You will then need to check-in your home IP once you return home. Each IP address you use to access the internet has to be checked in before you can access the SmartDNS service.

4. Confirmation

The Smart DNS system will confirm your IP address has been registered, it takes just a couple of minutes become enabled on the service.

5. Registered

The Smart DNS system will confirm your IP address has been registered, it takes just a couple of minutes become enabled on the service.

6. Get SmartDNS IP

Click onto the ‘Smart DNS Server IP’ link in the menu.

7. Copy IP

Copy or make a note of the ‘Smart DNS Server IP’ that you are to use, you will need this later in the setup.

8. Network Connections

Go to ‘Network Connections’.

9. Edit

Select your active connection and click the ‘Edit’ button.

10. IPv4 Settings

Select the ‘IPv4 Settings’ tab and select ‘Automatic (DHCP) Addresses Only’ or ‘Static’ (depending on your setup) from the Method list.

11. SmartDNS IP

Enter the ‘Smart DNS server IP’ into the ‘DNS Servers’ textarea.

12. OK

Click ‘OK’.

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Thats It! In order to be sure the settings are active you should Disable/Enable the internet connection or reboot your computer.

SmartDNS Cache Troubleshooter

Q. I have removed your SmartDNS settings or they are not enabled but I keep getting your Listener page?
A. You have cache’ing turned on or your settings or your browser settings are storing cache’d pages. We need to turn that off in the browser and clear your cache.

Safari Browser
Go to Safari > Preferences > Check – Show developer options > From menu in Safari Browser click onto ‘Developer’ and then click clear caches and disable caches.

Internet Explorer
Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Settings > Everytime I vist the page

Firefox
Go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Cached web content >Clear now – then you can check override and limit it to 1mb

Chrome
Open Chrome and enter the following address: chrome://settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data – Make sure cached images and files is checked then click clear