Amazon Fire TV & Invizbox – Ensuring that default gateway & DNS are correct

To ensure that location is not detected, you may need to force your Amazon Fire TV  to send all traffic through the Invizbox VPN default gateway. Follow these instructions to do this.

First you will need to know the IP address of your router. For Invizbox by default this should be 

10.101.0.1     To check the IP of your router if you are not sure, follow the Instructions in blue below


To find the router IP on Windows.

  1. Open up the program command prompt.
  2. Type “ipconfig” without the quotes and press enter.
  3. The IP address from default gateway is most likely the IP address of your router.


To find the router IP on OS X.

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Go to Network
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Go to TCP/IP – here you will see the routers IP


Changing the DNS on the Amazon Fire TV (Wireless)

  1. Go to settings
  2. Select Systems
  3. Select WI-FI
  4. Select your WI-FI network and forget WI-FI network by Pressing the button with 3 lines on it.
  5. Press the select button.
  6. Select your WI-FI network.
  7. Enter your WI-FI password and Click on advanced 
  8. Enter the first three groups of numbers exactly the same as the IP address of your router. As an example, if your router IP is 10.101.0.1 , then use the IP address 10.101.0.25 or something to that nature. The important part is to change the last digit (maximum 255) so you get an IP from the same IP range as the router. 
  9. For the Default gateway enter the IP of your router (for Invizbox default, this should be 10.101.0.1)
  10. Input 24 for the Network Prefix Length and Click Next 
  11. Enter the DNS addresses shown in the table belowPrimary:8.8.8.8Secondary:8.8.4.4



Change the DNS on the Amazon Fire TV (Wired connection directly into Invizbox or other router)

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select System
  3. Select Network (wired)
  4. Select Configure Network
  5. Enter a valid IP from your home network. Find the IP of your router in the guides above.
  6. Set prefix length to 24. Press Next.
  7. Set gateway to 255.255.255.0 (You can find the correct gateway by following the guides above). Press Next.
  8. Set the gateway IP to the IP of your router. Press Next.
  9. Enter the DNS addresses shown in the table belowPrimary:8.8.8.8Secondary:8.8.4.4



Other Things You Will Need

  1. Make sure you have a 1-click US address in your Amazon Account. 
  2. Also on Amazon.com go to Your Account > Manage Your Content and Devices > Country Settings and set country to United States
  3. On the Fire TV Go to “Settings” and select “Time Zone” (15). Select an US Time Zone.

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