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This tutorial will show you how to set up ExpressVPN’s MediaStreamer on Google Wifi.
Before you start, make sure your Google Wifi system is fully set up. For help, see instructions on how to set up Google Wifi.
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Set up and register your DDNS hostname
If you have a dynamic IP address, it means you are assigned a different IP address each time you log on to your device.
Dynamic IP addresses make it difficult to use MediaStreamer and can lead to problems when trying to access online services. A DDNS can resolve this issue.
Before proceeding, make sure you’ve set up a static hostname using DDNS and registered the hostname with ExpressVPN.
Get your DNS server IP address
To set up the MediaStreamer DNS server on your Google Wifi, you will need to obtain the ExpressVPN MediaStreamer IP addresses.
Select Set Up on More Devices.
Select MediaStreamer on the left side of the screen. On the right, you will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP addresses. Keep these on hand for the Google Wifi setup.
Change your Google Wifi DNS settings
On your mobile device, go to the Google Wifi app.
Tap on the Shortcuts and Settings tab.
Tap on Network & General.
Select Advanced networking.
Go to DNS > Customized, then enter the MediaStreamer DNS server IP addresses you found above.
Near the top of the screen, tap SAVE.
After the DNS settings have been saved, your Google Wifi will now use ExpressVPN’s DNS settings for streaming.