Support Center

Chromecast & Netgear DNS Setup for Smart DNS Proxy

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2014 05:45PM EEST
Important: These instructions are for advanced users who are comfortable to change router settings. If settings get corrupted, you can always revert back with resetting your router. So please make sure to take a note of your current settings. 

Chromecast does not allow to change DNS configurations. In order to use Chromecast with Smart DNS Proxy you need to set your router DNS settings for Smart DNS Proxy. Click here to find general router DNS setup instructions for Smart DNS Proxy.

The idea behind using Chromecast with Smart DNS Proxy is the same with any kind of router models as following:

1. Setup your router with Smart DNS Proxy DNS IPs. (This allows your router to use Smart DNS Proxy for DNS)
2. Setup Static Routing on your Router. (Chromecast uses Google DNS as default and it can not be changed. With static routing we force your router to route google dns IPs to Smart DNS Proxy)

----- ----- -----

Please find Netgear Router Chromecast DNS Setup instructions below:

A. Login to your router Admin Panel and Set it's DNS to Smart DNS Proxy.

1. Type http://192.168.1.1 in to the web browser. Some routers admin panel may load with http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.2.1 . Default credential is "admin" for both username and password.

2. Find DNS section of your Router Panel and Change DNS as following Smart DNS Proxy IPs:

23.21.43.50
54.229.171.243
(If you don't know how to find DNS section of your router, click here to find general router DNS setup instructions for Smart DNS Proxy)

3. Click Apply.


B. Add Static Routes.

1. Click on Advanced.

2. Take note of your Router IP. You can find it under Router Information - LAN Port - IP Address section.

3. Click on Static Routes from the left pane.

4. Click on Add.

5. Add followings to the Route List:

Destination IP Address : 8.8.8.8
IP Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.255
Gateway IP : Enter your Router IP address you noted on B2 above
Metric : 2

6. Click APPLY and Repeat Step 5 with following information:

Destination IP Address : 8.8.4.4
IP Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.255
Gateway IP : Enter your Router IP address you noted on B2 above
Metric : 2

7. Reset your router. 

Once your Chromecast connects to your router, from now on your router will route google DNS to Smart DNS Proxy IPs which are set as default DNS on your router.


 

Contact Us

  • Email Us
http://assets0.desk.com/
false
desk
Loading
seconds ago
a minute ago
minutes ago
an hour ago
hours ago
a day ago
days ago
about
false
Invalid characters found
/customer/en/portal/articles/autocomplete