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Dynamic DNS Setup?
« on: May 24, 2012, 10:07:21 AM »

Guys, I'm used to using No-IP for my dynamic DNS but lately that product has become nagware and I've always disliked the idea of having to keep a small client running on the PC.

Then I noticed my DIR-655 supports Dynamic DNS but I'll be damned if I can figure it out.

1. I created an account on their site for it and I log in.

2. It says I have no host so I click "Add host".

3. It then asks me for a hostname and I choose one to which it appears it'll append ".dlinkddns.com"

4. The next line shows my browser IP address which is correct but the line after that asks me for a "New IP Address". What? What IP address do they want here?

I also tried getting a DYDNS trial account and if I can get that to work I'll pay them but so far it's a no-go.

I'm using the "getmyip.com" domain from DYDNS so my URL is something like "myname.getmyip.com.

Under Server Address I have "dydns.com (Custom)" (chosen from the menu there.

Under Host I have "myname.getmyip.com" (which is what their support said it should be).

Says I'm connected but it's going nowhere.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Re: Dynamic DNS Setup?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 10:22:21 AM »

What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under router.
What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on routers web page under status.
What region are you located?
Are you wired or wireless connected to the router?
Have you contacted DDNS to see if you are correctly setting up the router with there settings?

What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
What ISP Modem do you have? Stand Alone or built in router?
What ISP Modem make and model do you have?
If this modem has a built in router, it's best to bridge the modem. Having 2 routers on the same line can cause connection problems.
To tell if the modem is bridged or not, look at the routers web page, Status/Device Info/Wan Section, if there is a 192.168.0.# address in the WAN IP address field, then the modem is not bridged.
If the modem can't be bridged then see if the modem has a DMZ option and input the IP address the router gets from the modem and put that into the modems DMZ.

Some things to try:
Turn off ALL QoS or Disable Traffic Shaping (DIR only) GameFuel (DGL only and if ON.) options. Advanced/QoS or Gamefuel.
Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option under Setup/Internet/Manual.
Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking.
Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router. Setup/Networking
Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP under Advanced/Firewall.
Enable uPnP and Multi-cast Streaming under Advanced/Networking.
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Re: Dynamic DNS Setup?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 03:07:16 PM »

I use the free version of dyndns.org.  It took few tries to get it working correctly on my DIR-655.  The DIR-615 seemed to work easier.

On dyndns.org: DynDNS Hostnames -> hostname = [myhostname].dyndns.org; service type = host with IP address; TTL value = 60 s.

On the DIR-655:

Server address: www.dyndns.org
Host Name: [myhostname].dyndns.org
username: [fill in your username]
password: [fill in your pw]
Timeout: 336

Good luck!