FireTV: Manually Set IP Address & DNS

The Amazon Fire TV will automatically obtain an IP Address and DNS server from the router it’s connected to if DHCP is enabled on the router. Sometimes a static network is used instead. If you wish to manually assign a static IP Address and DNS server address to your Fire TV, just follow these steps.

  1. Starting at the Home screen, select “Settings” ⚙️.
  2. Open “Network“.
    FireTV Network Settings Option
  3. If the network you wish to connect with is listed, highlight the network, then press “Menu” ☰, then “Select” ●.
  4. Select “Join Other Network“.
    FireTV Join Other Network Selection
  5. Type the SSID (network name) to the network you wish to connect to, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set SSID
  6. Select the type of security used with network you are connecting with then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set Security Type
  7. If required, type the password to the network.
  8. Select “Advanced“.
    FireTV Enter Network Password
  9. Manually type the static IP Address you wish to use, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set IP Address
  10. Type the address for the Gateway for the network, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set Gateway
  11. Type the Network Prefix Length, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set Network Prefix Length
  12. Type the address for the first DNS server, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set DNS1
  13. Type the address for the second DNS server, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set DNS2
  14. Review the information. If it looks good, select “Connect“. If not, select “Previous” to get to the screen to make the correction.
    Fire TV Network Summary

That’s all there is to it. Hopefully, your Amazon Fire TV has successfully connected to the network and is not using a statically set IP Address and DNS server. If the connection is not successful, you may have to try these steps again to ensure all settings are correct.

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