How to Change DNS Settings on Westinghouse Smart TV

Introduction

It may become necessary, for either speed or connectivity reasons, to change the DNS servers your Smart TV uses.

This guide will walk you through changing the DNS server settings your Westinghouse Smart TV uses.

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1 Change DNS

  • Get Your Current Network Information

    1. Push the Home button on your remote.
      Remote with home button highlighted.
    2. Select Settings from the menu at top.
      Menu with Settings highlighted.
    3. Select About > Network. Make note of your current network information.
      About Network with IP Address and Gateway highlighted.
      At minimum, you will need your Gateway. You will want your IP Address as well unless you're setting up a custom numbering scheme for your network.
  • Change DNS

    1. Push the Home button on your remote.
      Remote with home button highlighted.
    2. Select Settings from the menu at top.
      Menu with Settings highlighted.
    3. Select Network.
      Settings with Network highlighted.
    4. Select your network name.
      Network selection example.
    5. Choose to Forget your network.
      Network selection with Forget highlighted.
    6. Select your network name.
      Network selection example.
    7. Enter your Wi-Fi password, then select Advanced.
      Network password entry with password and Advanced highlighted.
    8. Enter the IP address you'd like for your device, then select Next.
      If you're not sure, use the same one you wrote down earlier.
      IP entry dialog with IP and Next highlighted.
    9. Enter the Gateway Address for your router, then select Next.
      If you're not sure, use the same one you wrote down earlier.
      Gateway entry with Gateway and Next highlighted.
    10. Enter your Network Prefix Length, then select Next.
      For most home networks, this will be 24. If you are on a managed network, such as at a place of business, talk to your Network Administrator to get this value right.
      Network Prefix Length entry with 24 entered and Next highlighted.
    11. Enter your first, or primary DNS server, then select Next.
      DNS 1 entry with Next highlighted.
    12. Enter your secondary DNS server, then select Connect.
      DNS 2 entry with Connect highlighted.
  • Test Settings

    Make sure you can get online. Bring up some streaming content such as YouTube or Amazon Video and verify everything is working properly.

    If there are any problems, repeat these steps from the beginning.

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It may become necessary, for either speed or connectivity reasons, to change the DNS servers your Smart TV uses.

This guide will walk you through changing the DNS server settings your Westinghouse Smart TV uses.

Westinghouse logo.

  • Get Your Current Network Information

    1. Push the Home button on your remote.
      Remote with home button highlighted.
    2. Select Settings from the menu at top.
      Menu with Settings highlighted.
    3. Select About > Network. Make note of your current network information.
      About Network with IP Address and Gateway highlighted.
      At minimum, you will need your Gateway. You will want your IP Address as well unless you're setting up a custom numbering scheme for your network.
  • Change DNS

    1. Push the Home button on your remote.
      Remote with home button highlighted.
    2. Select Settings from the menu at top.
      Menu with Settings highlighted.
    3. Select Network.
      Settings with Network highlighted.
    4. Select your network name.
      Network selection example.
    5. Choose to Forget your network.
      Network selection with Forget highlighted.
    6. Select your network name.
      Network selection example.
    7. Enter your Wi-Fi password, then select Advanced.
      Network password entry with password and Advanced highlighted.
    8. Enter the IP address you'd like for your device, then select Next.
      If you're not sure, use the same one you wrote down earlier.
      IP entry dialog with IP and Next highlighted.
    9. Enter the Gateway Address for your router, then select Next.
      If you're not sure, use the same one you wrote down earlier.
      Gateway entry with Gateway and Next highlighted.
    10. Enter your Network Prefix Length, then select Next.
      For most home networks, this will be 24. If you are on a managed network, such as at a place of business, talk to your Network Administrator to get this value right.
      Network Prefix Length entry with 24 entered and Next highlighted.
    11. Enter your first, or primary DNS server, then select Next.
      DNS 1 entry with Next highlighted.
    12. Enter your secondary DNS server, then select Connect.
      DNS 2 entry with Connect highlighted.
  • Test Settings

    Make sure you can get online. Bring up some streaming content such as YouTube or Amazon Video and verify everything is working properly.

    If there are any problems, repeat these steps from the beginning.

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