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How do I add a different Dynamic DNS service provider?

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July 22, 2012 12:37:45 AM

I have DNS setup through No-IP.com. How do I add this service provider to my WNDR3400v2 router? It only has DynDNS.org listed and I can't create a free account there. Anyone know how to do this?
July 22, 2012 1:34:25 AM

They only support *one* DDNS provider?! LOL, amazing. And DynDNS hasn't even been providing free accounts for quite some time. You could setup a free trial (14 days) at DynDNS. If you cancel before the 14 days, they won't charge you, but you'll be allowed to keep one free hostname. You might also try updating the router's firmware. Netgear may have added other DDNS providers since your current firmware was released. Otherwise, the only other alternative would be dd-wrt (third party firmware). dd-wrt supports many DDNS providers. Check their database to see if your router is supported.
July 4, 2013 1:12:43 PM

I tricked my new Netgear R6300 using Chrome's dev tools to edit the form to the dynamic dns service of my choice, then applied the changes & it worked. This doesn't change the pre-loaded setting in the router and I've no idea what will happen when current the ip lease is up (will most likely revert to DynDNS & fail) - but in the short term I'm back up & running.
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August 18, 2013 10:00:28 AM

Thanks for this suggestion, it worked for me as well on my Netgear R6300 although as you say may only work as short term solution. Seems very dumb that Netgear is trying to force you to use one dns provider. Other than that it's a great router.

Ian Chisholm said:
I tricked my new Netgear R6300 using Chrome's dev tools to edit the form to the dynamic dns service of my choice, then applied the changes & it worked. This doesn't change the pre-loaded setting in the router and I've no idea what will happen when current the ip lease is up (will most likely revert to DynDNS & fail) - but in the short term I'm back up & running.


August 21, 2013 8:12:54 PM

Either of you care to expand on how you "tricked your router"? I'd like to see if I can "trick" my router too. Unfortunately my netgear router isn't supported by DD-WRT, otherwise I wouldn't be asking for help.
Ian Chisholm said:
I tricked my new Netgear R6300 using Chrome's dev tools to edit the form to the dynamic dns service of my choice, then applied the changes & it worked. This doesn't change the pre-loaded setting in the router and I've no idea what will happen when current the ip lease is up (will most likely revert to DynDNS & fail) - but in the short term I'm back up & running.


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