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Certain streaming services will function more reliably if you block specific IP addresses on your router. This guide will show you how to block specific IP addresses on Huawei routers, using two Google DNS server addresses as an example (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199).
To block specific IP addresses on your Huawei router, you’ll need to set special routing rules. These rules ensure your network traffic will not flow through the IPs you specified.
To do so:
- In the “Router settings” page, go to Advanced and select Firewall. Some other routers show IP Filtering under the “Advanced” tab.
- Open the Firewall level drop-down list and choose Custom. Name this “google” then submit it. After completing this step, you should see something like this:
- Choose the Firewall level you just created ( “google”) then select IP filtering.
- On the right, click New then enter 188.8.131.52. Click Submit.
- Repeat the above but enter 184.108.40.206 instead.
- Depending on which streaming service you want to use, you may need to add a few more IPs. For the list of specific IPs, please contact the ExpressVPN Support team.
- If you’re on Windows, open your Command Prompt. If you’re on Mac, open your Terminal.
ping 220.127.116.11(and the other IPs you blocked).
- The ping tests should fail (returning errors such as “Timed Out” or “Destination Host Unreachable”). If you get a response, check that you have performed the steps above correctly. If the problem persists, reboot your router and repeat the steps.