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Resolving DNS Issues on a Vizio

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While network devices establish communication through unique numerical addresses, servers are usually assigned a name to make networking more user-friendly. The Domain Name System, or DNS, is needed to translate the name of a domain to its actual numerical address. As with all network capable devices, your Vizio equipment must have an ability to resolve domain names to establish connectivity. If you are having DNS-related problems with your Vizio device, resolve the problem by manually assigning the server information.

Vizio Televisions

  1. Push the “VIA” button on your television remote. On the menu that appears, use the arrow buttons to select “HDTV Settings App” and press “OK.” This opens a “Settings” menu.
  2. Use the arrow buttons on your remote to select the “Network” icon and press “OK.” This opens the “Network Connection” menu.
  3. Select “Manual Setup” with your arrow buttons and press “OK.” This opens a screen containing a list of your current network settings. If your TV is not pulling a DNS address, the DNS fields will be empty.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to select “Preferred DNS” and press “OK.” This opens a screen that allows you to input your ISP’s primary DNS address manually. If you do not know their DNS or want to use something else, use the arrow keys to enter “8.8.8.8” with the onscreen keyboard and press “OK.” This will use Google’s public DNS.
  5. Select “Alternate DNS Server” and press “OK.” Enter your ISP’s secondary DNS server or “8.8.4.4” and press “OK.” Changes take effect immediately.