To use Unblockr, you have to change the DNS address of your computer or mobile/multimedia device.
Be sure to make a note of the current server addresses or settings. Keep these numbers for backup purposes in case you need to revert to them.
2nd Generation device?
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Depending on your location please use the follow DNS addresses for unblockr (video and below guides use UK as standard)
American DNS Servers:
Primary : 188.8.131.52
UK DNS Servers:
CANADA DNS Servers:
Set up your FireTV in the way suggested by Amazon.
Next, you need to discover the network settings your network has allocated to the firetv.
Then scroll across and click on System
Then select About and then Network
And make a note of the following values
1. IP Address
If you're an very advanced network user, you may also need to take note of the Subnet Mask. If you don't know what this is, just ignore it :)
Now that you know the network values you are on you can continue to configuring your network.
On the FireTV
a. Goto Settings
b. Then scroll across and click on System
c. Next you need to do slightly different things dependin g on whether you're using Wifi or a wired internet (via a cable to the FireTV
If you're connecting to the internet vi Wifi
Click on WI-FI if thats what your using to connect to the modem/internet
Pick your WI-FI network and forget WI-FI network by Pressing the button with 3 lines on it.
Press the Select button to confirm forgetting
Pick your wifi network
Input your WI-FI password then Click on advanced
Now jump to the common steps for both wired and wifi connections
If you're connecting with a cable (wired connection)
1. Click on Network wired
2. now click on "Configure Network" and manually configure the network
d. Here we enter an IP address we are going to use for the FTV. Use the value you noted at the beginning of the article (or do it now if you didn't). Here we're using 192.168.1.129
e. Next step it will ask for a default gateway, put in the Gatway from the top of this post. Example 192.168.1.1
f. then enter 24 as the network prefix (or whatever your Netmask would indicate if you're an advanced network engineer). 24 will work for most mortals.
g. Enter the Unblockr DNS server 184.108.40.206 and click Next (do not use the ip address shown in the below picture)
h. Enter the Second DNS server 220.127.116.11 and click Next
And that's it ! You're ready to enjoy Unblockr on your FireTV
Press the Return key on your remote till you reach the main menu.
Wired Connection? The same instructions above apply but here they are again:
- Go to Settings
- Select System
- Select Network (wired)
- Select Configure Network
- Enter a valid IP from your home network. Find the IP of your router in the guide above.
- Set prefix length to 24. Press Next.
- Set gateway to the router IP (You can find the correct gateway by following the guide above). Press Next.
- Set DNS1 to 18.104.22.168
- Set DNS2 to 22.214.171.124