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How To Set Up a VPN for Panasonic Smart TV


VPN for Panasonic Smart TV

Panasonic Smart TV:


Panasonic Smart TV has transformed the ordinary TV viewing into a smart world of Multimedia enjoyment. Panasonic Smart TV brings in stunning picture quality and sound to your home. Besides streaming content directly from the Internet, the Panasonic Smart TV also has the capability to stream content directly from your tablet or SmartPhone.

People living outside US or UK are restricted from accessing content that is reserved for people living within US and UK. Many media portals have geo-restrictions in place thus reducing the choice of content for people living elsewhere.  A VPN service can remove these geographical boundaries restrictions on media portals and present you with an US or UK IP address that will enable you to enjoy all content available on these media portals.


Steps to setup VPN connection on Panasonic Smart TV:


Things you will need

  • A VPN service
  • A laptop with wireless network adapter and RJ45 port
  • Wireless Internet connection(through a router or ISP provider)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable

You need to proceed with the steps given below only after you have setup a PPTP VPN connection on your laptop. Connect you Panasonic Smart TV to laptop’s RJ45 port using a crossover Ethernet cable.


On Your Laptop


  • On your laptop, click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center link
  • Click on Local Area Connection listed under View your Active Networks
  • Click on Properties
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on radio button saying “ Obtain an IP address automatically”

(Note: Keep the Default Gateway, DNS Server, Alternate DNS Server fields blank)

  • Click on VPN connection you have created
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on Sharing Tab
  • Select “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection
  • Under the Home Networking Connection, select Local Area Connection from the drop down menu.
  • Note: Ensure the options “Establish a dial up connection” and “Allow other network users to control” is unmarked
  • Make sure Establish a dial up connection is not marked and Allow other network users to control is unmarked

Switch on your Panasonic Smart TV and follow the steps given below.


On Your TV


On your Panasonic Smart TV remote control, press down arrow button until the Setup- Wrench is highlighted

  • In the Setup screen, press down arrow buttons until “Network Settings” is highlighted
  • Ensure the network connections  says “Ethernet Cable”
  • Use the arrow button on the remote to highlight “Connection test”
  • The connection test will proceed and you will see check mark against all option which means the wired connection is set and ready to use.
  • Press Exit button on the remote


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