Linksys Dynamic DNS (DDNS)

Dynamic DNS Overview

Upon the completion of this post, you’ll be able to configure the Dynamic DNS feature on you Linksys router. DNS servers permit you to map a DNS domain name to an IP address. As a result, rather than using an IP address to access a website, you can use its DNS domain name open it.

If you need to deploy a website within your home network and you want your visitors to access it from the Internet through the URL http://www.yourdomain.com, then you must:

  • Purchase a domain name.
  • Setup the web server that will host your website.
  • Setup your Linksys router to redirect your website visitors to your web server.
  • Purchase a static public IP address from your ISP and map it to the DNS name www.yourdomain.com. Keep in mind that your Internet Service Provider will allocate the static IP address to your Linksys router permanently after each Internet connection start. You can avoid this by using the Dynamic DNS (DDNS) feature built in your Linksys router. Therefore, you should not acquire a static public IP address. In fact, you’ll need only to create an account at dyndns.org or tzo.com., and then save your account credentials with your domain name in the appropriate area in your Linksys router.

Dynamic DNS Setup Process

  1. Launch your Internet browser program.
  2. In the Address filed, type the IP address 192.168.1.1, and then press Enter.
  3. Type admin for the admin username and password. This is the default setting for a lot of Linksys routers. On the other hand, in some Linksys router versions, you should leave the username field blank and enter admin in the password field.Step 3: Click on DDNS.
  4. In the DDNS Service list, select either DynDNS.org or TZO.com.
  5. Type your Dynamic DNS username or e-mail address, and then enter your DDNS password.
  6. Type the DDNS URL supplied by the DDNS service in the Hostname/Domain name field.
  7. Click on Save Settings.

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