How to Configure DDNS (Dynamic DNS) in a Router


Here’s a great video that explains how to configure DDNS in a router: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH8wJt81bqg

This guide will help you setup and configure Dynamic DNS within your Router. Configuring DDNS in your router means that you don’t have to use our Dynamic Update Client to keep your hostname updated with the correct IP address. Instead, you use the Integrated Dynamic DNS. Not all router manufacturers include No-IP as an Integrated Dynamic DNS provider. If you find that yours does not, drop them a Tweet or Email and ask them to add us.

Step 1: Login to your router via the default gateway address.

Step 2: Enter your router credentials into the login page.
Please Note: Your router credentials should be on a sticker on the bottom of your router. If not, you can see the most common credentials below.

Device         Username      Password

D-Link          admin              (leave blank)

Netgear        admin              password

Linksys         admin              admin

Asus             admin              admin

DrayTek        admin              admin

ZyXel            admin              1234

TP-Link         admin             admin

TRENDnet     admin             admin

Belkin            admin             (leave blank)

Step 3: Next, locate the Dynamic DNS (DDNS) settings. Typically this will be under Advanced and then DDNS or Dynamic DNS.

Step 4: On the DDNS page, select No-IP as the service provider. Enter your No-IP username and password. Then enter the hostname or domain you have created in the host or domain field.

Below is an example of what your settings may look like:

DDNS Provider: No-IP
Username: YourEmailAddress
Password: YourPassword
Hostname/Domain: hostname.ddns.net

Please Note: If your router does not list No-IP you can try updating your firmware. Otherwise, you will need to run our Dynamic Update Client on a computer at the location. You can also check if another device like a camera on your network if it supports No-IP for DDNS.

Step 5: Finally, check to see if your hostname can successfully receive an update. This can be done by logging into your No-IP.com account and clicking “Dynamic DNS” on the left-hand navigation bar. Select “Modify” next to your hostname and set your hostname IP address to 1.1.1.1 and click “Update Hostname.” Once updated, you will want to restart your router. When the router is back up, log into your No-IP.com account again and navigate back to the “Dynamic DNS” page. You should now see your current public IP address. If you see your current public IP address, your setup was successful and your DDNS is working correctly. 

Note: If you do not know your current public IP address you can find it by going to www.portchecktool.com.

Below you will see interfaces from the 4 most popular manufacturers. Be aware that your router may display a different interface. If you have any questions or are unsure what to do, we recommend finding a guide that provides more information.

Linksys

Linksys DDNS with No-IP

TP-Link

TP-Link DDNS with No-IP

ASUS

Asus DDNS with No-IP

NETGEAR

Netgear DDNS with No-IP