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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?

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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.
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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.


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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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May 12, 2014 3:05:29 PM

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.


Ian, I see in the Google Development tools where the value is for the Dynamic DNS for my Netgear Router however I have a question or two if you wouldn't mind answering them. Thanks in advance.

1) Did this work "in the long run" for you or did you have to constantly update it?
2) Do I have to change both the "Service Provider" value as well as the "Host Name" to make this work?

Thanks again.
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June 15, 2014 9:53:51 PM

New Firmware Version 1.0.3.2_1.0.57
Release Notes:
1. [New feature & Enhancement] Added No-IP DDNS support.
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July 6, 2014 2:21:27 PM

Can somebody walk me through this for my Netgear WNDR3400v1 please? I am no dummy but I have to admit that I am lost here.

I want to use no-ip, but dyndns is the only one showing.
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July 16, 2014 10:13:18 AM

- enable telnet
http://192.168.0.1/setup.cgi?todo=debug
- telnet to the dgnd3700v2
- Mount root partition rw to allow changes
mount mtd:rootfs / -o remount,rw
- cd /www
- Copy the original dynamicdns html file if you need to revert changes
cp DNS_ddns.htm DNS_ddns.orig
- Edit the dynamicdns html file with vi editor
vi DNS_ddns.htm
- find the line with <select name="sysDNSProviderlist" size="1"><option value="www.DynDNS.org">www.DynDNS.org </option></select>
- each <option> will be a dns provider option in the dropdown menu.
change the existing <option> or add new between the two select
for example <option value="dynupdate.noip.com">dynupdate.noip.com </option>
- save the edited file, as you know with vi editor command is :wq
- reboot to have root partition ro again and telnet disabled.
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November 8, 2014 7:34:14 AM

Sorry to resurrect an old thread. I have a WNDR3700 V1, and when I issue the mount command as suggested, I get the following:
mount: mtd: unknown host

I'm now at a loss. Can anyone help?

Thanks.
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November 25, 2014 4:46:08 PM

Freetz said:
- enable telnet
http://192.168.0.1/setup.cgi?todo=debug
- telnet to the dgnd3700v2
- Mount root partition rw to allow changes
mount mtd:rootfs / -o remount,rw
- cd /www
- Copy the original dynamicdns html file if you need to revert changes
cp DNS_ddns.htm DNS_ddns.orig
- Edit the dynamicdns html file with vi editor
vi DNS_ddns.htm
- find the line with <select name="sysDNSProviderlist" size="1"><option value="www.DynDNS.org">www.DynDNS.org </option></select>
- each <option> will be a dns provider option in the dropdown menu.
change the existing <option> or add new between the two select
for example <option value="dynupdate.noip.com">dynupdate.noip.com </option>
- save the edited file, as you know with vi editor command is :wq
- reboot to have root partition ro again and telnet disabled.


Since the thread is already resurrected, I might as well go ahead and ask:

I have a Netgear CG3700EMR-1CMNDS and the only available option is DynDNS..... Is there a similar way as to get around this problem so that i can use dnsdymanic.org instead? It worked fine before i switched to the new router.....!
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July 14, 2015 2:42:36 PM

Hey there! I've been having the same problem with the predefined DynDNS providers in my router interface and I think the only proper workaround is to install custom firmware on your router, which allows you to define any dynDNS provider that you like.

DD-WRT is an open source project that has a custom firmware for most linux based routers. However of course you should know what you are doing when flashing your router's firmware.

For a free dynamic DNS provider I can recommand www.desec.io

They support IPv4 and IPv6 and automatically retrieve both IP adresses (tested with Synology NAS).
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March 9, 2016 5:14:53 AM

Hello Freetz,

I tried to follow the steps that you have indicated to change DNS_ddns.htm file from my route (r6300) but not able to edit anything so far. I guess the problem is because I'm not able to mount it. When I tired it I get "mount: /dev/root is write-protected, mounting read-only". So would you know a way to make it work?

Thanks in advance,
Marcio.

Freetz said:
- enable telnet
http://192.168.0.1/setup.cgi?todo=debug
- telnet to the dgnd3700v2
- Mount root partition rw to allow changes
mount mtd:rootfs / -o remount,rw
- cd /www
- Copy the original dynamicdns html file if you need to revert changes
cp DNS_ddns.htm DNS_ddns.orig
- Edit the dynamicdns html file with vi editor
vi DNS_ddns.htm
- find the line with <select name="sysDNSProviderlist" size="1"><option value="www.DynDNS.org">www.DynDNS.org </option></select>
- each <option> will be a dns provider option in the dropdown menu.
change the existing <option> or add new between the two select
for example <option value="dynupdate.noip.com">dynupdate.noip.com </option>
- save the edited file, as you know with vi editor command is :wq
- reboot to have root partition ro again and telnet disabled.


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