Dynamic DNS Router- How to configure?

By | July 26, 2017

Configuring a dynamic DNS router is very essential. It allows you to identify your PC by a simple domain name. If you don’t configure dynamic DNS router, you would have to remember a difficult number to identify your PC. The dynamic DNS is also known as DDNS. It is a system of updating a name server in the Domain Name System (DNS). The idea of DDNS was a very good research. In the initial stages of Internet (ARPANET), hosts of any network were addressed by IP addresses. Static translation tables were made and mapped manually in the form of the host file. IP address assigned to a particular host rarely changed which was not at all a good feature.

dynamic DNS on a router

An IP address is a set of 4 numbers. Four of the numbers remain divided by points and they are unique. The IP address is used to identify a computer on a network. It does not matter how much is your Internet size, you would definitely have a separately assigned IP. The DDNS service provides a remote access to these IPs. Any device connected to the network has an IP and DDNS gives us a complete access to it. There are many who provide DDNS services. Automatic reconfiguration is generally implemented in the user’s router or computer. These actually run the software which updates DDNS service.

How to configure Dynamic DNS router?

Step 1: Login to the router via the default gateway address.

Step 2: After you reach the login page, enter your router credentials. The router credentials mean the username and password which you need to enter to log in. The default username and password assigned to different router companies are different. If you haven’t configured your password and username, they will remain default. Some of the most common router companies and their router credentials are:

Device         Username     Password

D-Link         admin             (leave blank)
Netgear       admin             password
Linksys         admin             admin
Asus            admin             admin
Draytek       admin             admin
ZyXEL           admin             1234
TP-Link         admin             admin
TRENDnet     admin             admin
Belkin           admin             (leave blank)

The router credentials are also present on a sticker at the bottom of the router.

Step 3: After logging in, you will reach the home page of your router’s configuration. Find out the dynamic DNS settings from the webpage. Typically, this option will be under the “advanced” section. Click on “advanced” and then on DDNS or dynamic DNS.

Step 4: In the DDNS page, there will be an option to select your service provider. Select “No-IP”. After that, enter your no-IP username and password. Having done so, enter your hostname or domain which you have already created. There will be an empty field named “hostname/domain”, you should enter in that.

Step 5: Wait for your hostname to receive an update. You can check for it by logging into your no-ip.com account. Click on the “Dynamic DNS” option on the left-hand side. This is the place where you can configure your Dynamic DNS router. Then click on Modify. The “Modify” option will be next to your hostname. After clicking on “Modify”, you need to set your hostname IP address to and then click on update hostname.
Once you have updated the hostname, restart your router. After restarting, again login to your no-ip.com account and click on dynamic DNS. Your public IP address must be shown. If it does, then you are successful with your setup and your DDNS is working perfectly.

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