How to Set Up KeepSolid SmartDNS on Kindle Fire?

Kindle Fire, developed by Amazon, in addition to providing access to e-books, allows its users to run different internet-based media streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and BBC iPlayer. This gives an amazing opportunity to watch some TV shows and series on your Kindle Fire device.

However, the amount of video content available depends on your location. For example, Netflix offers completely different media libraries from region to region. Sounds not fair, right? Fortunately, there is a solution to break free from geo-restrictions and access whatever content you want. This solution is KeepSolid SmartDNS, which conceals your real location and grants unrestricted access to websites and services regardless of where you are. 

Follow our guide and find out how to set up and how to get American Netflix on Kindle Fire. The steps required for Kindle setup may vary depending on the Kindle Fire device you have. Choose yours below and start configuring KeepSolid SmartDNS. 

 

Note: Access to KeepSolid SmartDNS service is provided basing on your IP address, which should be registered in our system. So whenever your IP address changes, our service will stop working for you. To get everything up and running again, please update your IP address via your User Office or KeepSolid SmartDNS app.

Setting up Kindle Fire: 1st generation  

1. Proceed to the Home Screen of your Kindle Fire.

2. Go to settings by clicking on the small gear wheel in the upper right corner.

3. Select More and navigate to Kindle wireless settings pressing Wireless Network.

4. Choose your Wireless Network name and write down your IP address, you’ll need it for the further Kindle Fire setup. 

5. In the Wireless Network choose Advanced Settings

6. Select Use Static IP

7. Under IP address, enter the IP you wrote down in step 4 of this instruction. 

8. Under router, type in the IP from step 2, but change the last number of the IP address to 1. For example, if your IP was 192.168.1.35, then you need to input 192.168.1.1.

9. Type 255.255.255.0 in the subnet mask. 

10. Fill out DNS 1 and DNS 2 fields of your Kindle network settings using addresses of KeepSolid SmartDNS servers: 

European DNS - 62.210.136.158 

US DNS - 69.162.67.202 

Note: We recommend to use the DNS server closest to your real location as the primary DNS server (DNS 1) and the other DNS address as the secondary one (DNS 2) for your Kindle Fire. This will give you better speed of DNS resolution.

11. Click Home and restart your device for the Kindle Fire DNS settings to apply. 

Kindle setup: 2nd generation

1. Press on Wireless and choose your Wireless Network name. 

2. Write down your IP address, you’ll need it for the further Kindle Fire setup. 

3. Press Cancel

4. Press and hold your Wireless Network name. 

5. On the pop up window that appears, select Advanced Settings

6. Choose the option Use Static IP

7. Under IP address, enter the IP you wrote down in step 2 of this instruction. 

8. Under router, type in the IP from step 2, but change the last number of the IP address to 1. For example, if your IP was 192.168.1.35, then you need to input 192.168.1.1.

9. Type 255.255.255.0 in the subnet mask. 

10. Now you need to change your Kindle Fire DNS. Fill out DNS 1 and DNS 2 fields using addresses of KeepSolid SmartDNS servers: 

European DNS - 62.210.136.158 

US DNS - 69.162.67.202 

Note: We recommend to use the DNS server closest to your real location as the primary DNS server (DNS 1) and the other DNS address as the secondary one (DNS 2) for your Kindle Fire. This will give you better speed of DNS resolution.

11. Press Next and restart your Kindle Fire to complete the setup. 

Changing DNS on Kindle Fire HDX

1. Get to the Home screen of your Kindle Fire HDX.

2. To see the WiFi icon, swipe down from the top. 

3. Press the WiFi icon and select WiFi

4. Press and hold the WiFi your Kindle Fire HDX is connected to. 

5. Select Modify Network

6. A pop up window will appear. Scroll it down and select Show advanced options

7. Change IP Settings of your Kindle Fire HDX to Static

8. Scroll down and find IP Address. The IP Address field should be pre-populated with your current IP (it means you can see it in grey writing). Write down your IP address so you can remember it. Then, type it in this field.  

9. The Gateway field should be pre-populated with the gateway IP address as well. Fill it out accordingly. 

10. There should also be a field for Network prefix length – it should be 24.  

11. At this stage, you need to configure your Kindle Fire DNS settings. Fill out DNS 1 and DNS 2 fields with the addresses of KeepSolid SmartDNS servers: 

European DNS - 62.210.136.158 

US DNS - 69.162.67.202 

Note: We recommend to use the DNS server closest to your real location as the primary DNS server (DNS 1) and the other DNS address as the secondary one (DNS 2) for your Kindle Fire HDX. This will give you better speed of DNS resolution.

12. Press Save and restart your Kindle Fire HDX for the changes of Kindle network settings to apply.

That’s it! You’ve successfully configured your Kindle Fire to work with KeepSolid SmartDNS service. Everything is set now for you to enjoy complete streaming freedom without geo-blocks.

Have any questions or comments? Feel free to drop us an email via [email protected], we’ll be glad to assist you!