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Use this tutorial to learn how to configure your Linksys Router with MediaStreamer by changing your DNS settings. MediaStreamer is a tool that helps you access various online content.
Note: MediaStreamer DNS is NOT a VPN. It does not offer the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. To enjoy VPN protection on your Linksys router, use the ExpressVPN router app.
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.
Get your DDNS hostname
Go to https://www.dynu.com and click Create Account.
Create your account to receive the account verification email from Dynu.
Open the link in the verification email then log in to your account on https://www.dynu.com and select DDNS Services.
Click on + Add to add a DDNS service.
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.
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.
And that’s it! Your DDNS hostname is set up and ready to be used!
Get your DNS server IP address
To set up the MediaStreamer DNS server on your Linksys 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.
If you can’t find the link, 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.
Open the MediaStreamer section. You will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP addresses there. Keep it on hand for the setup.
Log in to your Linksys router
Open the browser of your choice. Access your Linksys router’s web-based setup page by typing 192.168.0.1 in the browser address bar.
Log in with your username and password. The default login is an empty field for the username and “admin” for the password.
If you have set up your username and password for your Linksys router before, then please enter your personalized credentials instead.
Configure the DNS servers
On the main Setup page, set Static DNS 1 and Static DNS 2 to the MediaStreamer DNS server IP addresses, which you obtained earlier.
Click Save Settings.
Your settings have now been saved. Click Continue.
Reboot your router
Once your new DNS settings have been saved, click Reboot.
The reboot could take up to 80 seconds. Click Continue and be patient! 🙂
Awesome! Your Linksys router is now set up with MediaStreamer DNS. Enjoy!
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.
Select DNS Settings on the left.
Under Dynamic DNS Registration, enter the hostname you want to register 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.