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This guide will show you how to set up MediaStreamer on DD-WRT routers.

MediaStreamer is a DNS service designed to improve your streaming experience. If your device doesn’t natively support VPN, MediaStreamer is a great alternative for streaming.

To use MediaStreamer smoothly, you must register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website. This allows ExpressVPN to recognize your IP address and grant your device access to MediaStreamer.

Note: MediaStreamer is not a VPN and does not offer the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. You cannot change locations with MediaStreamer.

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1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website
2. Get your MediaStreamer IP addresses
3. Set up MediaStreamer on your DD-WRT router


1. Register your IP address on the ExpressVPN website

Go to the ExpressVPN DNS settings page. If prompted, enter your ExpressVPN credentials and click Sign In.

Enter your account credentials, then click "Sign In."

Enter the verification code that is sent to your email.

Under IP address registration, click Register my IP address. If it already reads “registered” next to your IP address, there is no need to select this option again.

Next to "My IP address," click "Register my IP address."

Toggle Automatically register my IP address on. This is recommended as it automatically tracks changes to your IP address.

Toggle "Automatically register my IP address" on.

If you have enabled Automatically register your IP address, you can keep your IP address updated by using the ExpressVPN app on your device or signing in to your ExpressVPN account occasionally.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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2. Get your MediaStreamer IP addresses

Go to the ExpressVPN setup page. If prompted, enter your ExpressVPN credentials and click Sign In.

Enter your account credentials, then click "Sign In."

Enter the verification code that is sent to your email.

On the right, you will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address.

Under "Configure MediaStreamer," you will find the IP addresses for MediaStreamer.

Keep this browser window open. You will need this information for the setup later.

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3. Set up MediaStreamer on your DD-WRT router

To access the DD-WRT router admin panel, find your router’s IP address. Enter the IP address into your web browser’s address bar.

Once in the admin settings, in the top navigation bar, click Setup.

Click “Setup.”

On the Basic Setup tab, under Network Address Server Settings (DHCP), enter the following:

  • Static DNS 1: Enter the MediaStreamer address you found earlier.
  • Static DNS 2: Enter the MediaStreamer address you found earlier.

Enter the MediaStreamer addresses you found.

Click Save > Apply Settings.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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