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Want easy app setup? If you have Netgear R6700v3, R6300v2, R7000P, or Nighthawk R7000, you can set up the ExpressVPN app for routers.

Use this tutorial to learn how to configure your Netgear Router with MediaStreamer by changing your DNS settings.

Note that MediaStreamer DNS is NOT a VPN. It does not offer the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. To encrypt your traffic, use the ExpressVPN app for routers.

Important: Some Netgear routers may have security vulnerabilities that can be dealt with by turning off Remote Management and upgrading the Netgear firmware. For instructions, visit the Netgear support site.

MediaStreamer not working? To use the MediaStreamer DNS servers, you must register your IP address with our system. It’s super easy. Find out how to do it in the section: Register your IP address to access MediaStreamer with DNS.

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Get your DDNS hostname
Get your DNS server IP addresses
Log in to your Netgear router
Configure the DNS servers
Register your hostname to access MediaStreamer with DDNS

Get your DDNS hostname

Note: Dynu’s standard free service is perfectly sufficient for most users. You do not need to create more than the four free hostnames in order to use MediaStreamer.

Go to and click Create Account.

create dynu account

Create your account to receive the account verification email from Dynu.

dynu account details

Open the link in the verification email then log in to your account on and select DDNS Services.

select ddns services

Click on + Add to add a DDNS service.

add ddns

If you do not have a hostname already, enter your desired hostname in Option 1 and click + Add. This is the recommended option fo users who are not familiar with domain names.

If you already have your own domain name, enter your domain name in Option 2 and click +Add.

create hostname

Once done, you will see your hostname and your current public IP. Make sure the settings in the middle are turned OFF and click Save. However, if you wish to receive email notifications from Dynu, set Email Notification to ON.

dynu ddns ip settings

And that’s it! Your DDNS hostname is set up and ready to be used!

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Get your DNS server IP addresses

To set up the MediaStreamer DNS server on your Netgear router, you will need to obtain the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address.

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.

sign in to your expressvpn account

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or signed in to the website, click on Set Up on More Devices.

set up on more devices windows

Open the MediaStreamer section. You will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP addresses there. Keep it on hand for the setup.

mediastreamer ip address

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Log in to your Netgear router

Open a browser window. Access your router’s control panel by typing in your browser’s address bar.

Log in with your user name and password. The default user name is “admin” and the default password is “password”. If you have changed your user name and password, then log in with your credentials instead.

log in to your netgear router

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Configure the DNS servers

Click the Internet button on the main menu.

go to the router's internet menu

On the Internet Setup page, scroll down to the section called Domain Name Server (DNS) Address.

Enable Use These DNS Servers, then set the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS to the MediaStreamer DNS IP addresses, which you obtained earlier.

Click Apply to save the new settings.

apply the settings

Please be patient! It may take up to 30 seconds for your new settings to be applied.

please wait as your router updates its settings

Great! Your Netgear router is now set up with the DNS. Enjoy!

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Register your hostname to access MediaStreamer with DDNS

In order to use the MediaStreamer smoothly, you must register your hostname on the ExpressVPN website. Follow these steps to register your hostname.

Sign in to your account using your email address and password.

sign in to your expressvpn account

Select DNS Settings on the left.

Select "DNS Settings" in the menu.

Under Dynamic DNS Registration, enter the hostname you want to register and click Save Hostname.

Enter a hostname and click "Save Hostname".

After the process is completed, you will see an indication that the hostname has been updated.

Note: It can take up to 10 minutes for ExpressVPN to detect the IP change.

The DDNS hostname has been updated.

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