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Use this tutorial to learn how to configure your Netgear Router with MediaStreamer by changing your DNS settings. Note: MediaStreamer DNS is NOT a VPN. It does not offer the same privacy and security benefits as a VPN.
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
To use MediaStreamer smoothly, you need to get a DDNS hostname so that, even if your IP is changed by your Internet Service Provider, you can still access MediaStreamer with no issues.
Note: No-IP’s standard free service is perfectly sufficient for most users. However, note that you can only get up to 3 hostnames for free and will need to confirm your hostname every 30 days.
Go to freeddns.noip.com and click Sign Up Now.
Create an account and enter the hostname you want to use. You may opt-out newsletters and offers by unchecking the bottom box. Click Create My Free Account once you have filled in your details.
IMPORTANT: Keep a record of your hostname! You will need it later.
Next, check your email and activate your No-IP account. Click Activate Account in the email from No-IP.
And that’s it! Your DDNS hostname is set up and ready to be used!
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.
If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.
Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.
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 Netgear router
Open a browser window. Access your router’s control panel by typing http://www.routerlogin.net 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.
Configure the DNS servers
Click the Internet button on the main 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.
Please be patient! It may take up to 30 seconds for your new settings to be applied.
Great! Your Netgear router is now set up with the 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.
Go to www.expressvpn.com and click on MY ACCOUNT on the top header bar.
Sign in using your account information.
After signing in, click DNS Settings in the top header bar.
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.