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How to Set Up a VPN for Toshiba Smart TV


VPN for Toshiba Smart TV


Toshiba Smart TV:


Toshiba Smart TV brings full 1080p HD picture quality to your home in a super slim form. The Smart TV features several catch-up TV services, BBC iPlayer, YouTube and several others streams of entertainment. Besides, you also get access to online content from Acetrax movies, and LiveSport TV. The Toshiba Smart TV can be controlled from a SmartPhone or Tablet PC. You can access your Facebook and Twitter account from the pre-installed apps in the Smart TV.

Majority of the Internet users don’t know there is no privacy online. They are unaware that search engines, your ISP can easily record your Internet activities.  The only way to protect privacy online is using a VPN service. The VPN service creates a secure tunnel for your Internet connection. It hides your real IP address, so that you do not leave any trace on the Internet when you visit social networking websites or other websites of your interest.


Steps to setup VPN connection on Toshiba 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 Toshiba Smart to laptop’s RJ45 port using a crossover Ethernet cable.

  • 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
  • On your Toshiba Smart TV, Press Menu button on your TV’s remote control.
  • Go to Setup->Preferences->Network Setup
  • A Network Setup menu opens  with a label Network Type
  • Highlight the Network Type setting
  • Use the bidirectional keys on the select the option Wired connection
  • Browse to the bottom of the menu and  highlight the option labeled “Network Connection Test”
  • Click OK on your TV Remote


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