PlayStation4 ExpressVPN DNS setup tutorial

Let’s set up MediaStreamer on an PS4 using
DNS. To follow along with the video, you’ll need
a PS4 with an internet connection and an ExpressVPN subscription. The setup process has three main steps: First, you’ll create a DDNS hostname. Second, you’ll register your hostname with
ExpressVPN. And third, you’ll configure DNS on your
PS4. To set up a DDNS hostname, you’ll need to
use a third party service. For this tutorial we’ll use Dynu, a free
DDNS service provider. Note that ExpressVPN is in no way affiliated
with Dynu, and you are free to use whatever DDNS service provider you choose. To set up a Dynu account, visit dynu.com.

At the top right corner of the screen, click
“Create Account.” Fill in the necessary information before clicking
“Submit.” A message will display saying Dynu will send
you a verification email. Check your email and click on the link. You’ll need to log into your Dynu account
using the username and password you just created. Once you log in, click on “DDNS Services”
on the left side. Then click “Add” in the top right corner. You have two options for the next step. Most users will want to select option one,
but advanced users familiar with setting up their own domain can select option two. If you select option one, simply create your
desired hostname and enter it in the blank on the left.

If you select option two, enter your existing
domain in the blank on the right. Now click “Add.” On the next screen, uncheck “Wildcard Alias”
and “Enable IPv6 Address.” Then click “Save.” Your Dynu account is now set up. Go to the ExpressVPN website. Click “My account” in the top right corner. Then enter the email you used to set up your
ExpressVPN account, as well as your ExpressVPN password. Click “Sign in.” On the next page, click “DNS settings”
on the top right corner.

Scroll down to a section titled “Dynamic
DNS Registration.” Enter the hostname you just created with your
Dynu account. If you used option one when setting up DDNS
with Dynu, the hostname will follow the format hostname.dynu.com . If you used option two,
simply enter the domain you used. Click “Save Hostname.” The word “updated” will flash on screen
to let you know the hostname was saved. Return to the page under the “My subscriptions”
tab. Then click “Set up ExpressVPN.” On the next page, scroll down and select Playstation
on the left side of the screen. A DNS server IP address will appear on the
right side of the screen. Make a note of it, as you’ll soon be entering
it on your PS4. Now it’s time to turn on your PS4.

Open the “Settings” menu. Then select “Network,” followed by “Set
Up Internet Connection.” You will then be asked whether you want to
use Wi-Fi or a LAN cable to connect to the internet. Select the option that you want to use. When asked “How do you want to set up the
internet connection?”, select “Custom.” For IP Address Settings, select “Automatic.” Then, for “DHCP Host Name,” select “Do
Not Specify.” Next comes DNS settings. Select “Manual,” followed by “Primary
DNS”. Now it’s time to enter the IP address you
found on the ExpressVPN website. When you have finished entering it, select
“Done.” Leave the Secondary DNS as it is and select
“Next.” For MTU settings, select “Automatic,”
and for Proxy Server, select “Do Not Use.” A message will appear saying internet settings
have been updated. Select “Test Internet Connection.” You’re almost done! You just need to restart your PS4. To do so, return to the home screen. Open the Function Screen by pressing up
on the d-pad. Then select “Power” and “Turn Off PS4.” Congratulations, you’ve set up MediaStreamer on your PS4
using DNS.

However, remember that DNS is not a VPN and
does not offer the same privacy protection. If you want to get VPN protection on your
PS4, consider connecting it to the internet through a router running the ExpressVPN app
for routers..

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