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Enabling DDNS on the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router

The Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) service lets you assign a fixed domain name to a dynamic internet IP address.  This is useful if you are hosting your own website or if you have a server setup behind your router.  

The Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router supports both DynDNS and TZO.  Make sure to create an account with either providers before using this feature.  Follow the steps below to enable a DDNS service.

 
Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router's web interface.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
Click the Configuration tab.

Step 3:
Click Security.

Step 4:
Click DDNS.

 
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Step 5:
In the DDNS page, click the drop-down button for DDNS Service and set it to Enable.

 
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Step 6:
Once enabled, select your provider in the drop-down for DDNS Service.

NOTE:  In the image below, DynDNS is used as an example.

 
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Enter the following DDNS service account details in the specified fields:
  • Username – Enter your DDNS username.
  • Password – Enter your DDNS account password.
  • Host Name – Enter the host name you used for your DDNS account.
  • Mail Exchange (optional) – Enter the address of your mail exchange server, so emails from your DDNS address will go to your mail server.
Select the following options:
  • System – Select the DDNS service that you are using.  The default is Dynamic.
  • Backup MX – This option allows the Mail Exchange (MX) to be a backup.  The default option is Disabled.
  • Wildcard – This option lets you use wildcards for your DDNS address host.  The default option is Disabled.

The Status field will display your connection status.

Step 7:
Click Update to apply the changes.

Step 8:
Click Save.

 
You have successfully updated your DDNS settings.

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