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Static IP Routing for Router / Modem

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017 11:47AM +03
Some software or devices may force to use a specific DNS itself. For example, Chromecast with every application and Roku media players for Netflix Application use Google DNS. To bypass Google DNS, you need to SET Static IP Routing on your router. 

So when your router receives a DNS request for Google DNS (i.e., 8.8.8.8), your router redirects it to Smart DNS Proxy (i.e., 23.21.43.50). This redirection happens inside your router lightening fast. It's called Static IP Routing.

Static IP Routing is the only way not to get affected/blocked by Google DNS on Chromecast and Roku devices.

How to Setup Static IP Routing/Forwarding on a Router/Modem?

Every router/modem control panel is different, so we are providing a general information here which fits for every device.

1. Login to your router/modem control panel. (You may find instructions on your router/modem manual).

2. Find DNS section of your router control panel and update your DNS to Smart DNS Proxy IPs as following IPs and Save.

23.21.43.50
54.229.171.243

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

You may find all our global DNS Server locations here. Instead of using the above 2 DNS IPs, you can use the closest DNS servers to your physical location. This will provide you more reliability.

3. Find Static Routes / Static IP Routing on your router/modem control panel and 
Add followings to the Route List:

Destination IP Address: 8.8.8.8
IP Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.255 (or /32)
Gateway IP: Enter your Router IP address here. (This is the IP address you used to login to your router/modem control panel)
Metric: 2

4. Apply or Save and then add followings again.

Destination IP Address: 8.8.4.4
IP Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.255 (or /32)
Gateway IP: Enter your Router IP address here. (This is the IP address you used to login to your router/modem control panel)
Metric: 2

IMPORTANT: Netflix updated their apps. To access Netflix from any device, you will also need to add following IPs to your static routing.

 
Network Address: 45.57.0.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0 (or /17)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)
 

Network Address: 108.175.32.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0 (or /20)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)
 

Network Address: 185.2.220.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.252.0 (or /22)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)
 

Network Address: 198.45.48.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0 (or /20)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)

Network Address: 37.77.184.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.248.0 (or /21)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)

If there is a section of Metric in your modem/router settings, please simply enter 2 and continue.

Note: These routes may change over time.

5. Restart your router. 

From now on, your router will re-direct every Google DNS queries for the Google IPs (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.) and Netflix APPs to your Routers default DNS IPs which are set to Smart DNS Proxy.


Additional Routes

Some of our users also suggested the use following static routes. But these may also cause issues on some other user networks. So please use the first set of static routes first and then if needed you can try followings:

Network Address: 23.246.0.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.192.0 (or /18)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)

Network Address: 198.38.96.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.224.0 (or /19)
Gateway: (use the IP address of your router)


ATTENTION

Remember to visit Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount section and check if your IP address Updated. Most ISPs changes IP address of the modem/router when the modem is restarted.

 

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