Here’s what it should look like when you’re done: Find the long string of letters, numbers, and characters following the update.php? In the above example, you would have selected and copied: Log in to the admin interface of your DD-WRT router. You can leave the Force Update Interval option at the default of 10, or change it to some other value for the number of days you want to want to wait between forcing the system to push an IP address update to Free DNS. Once you press Apply Settings, keep an eye on the DDNS Status area at the bottom of the DDNS tab.You should see messages appear that will confirm you’ve set everything up properly, and that your DD-WRT router is successfully updating Free DNS. It should look something like this: Note that the WAN IP of your router (in the upper right corner of the image) should match IP address reported in the DDNS Status area.For example, my Google Fiber “network box” (their fancy word for router & Wi Fi access point) limits your choices to a small list of DDNS providers… But since I have a Linksys router running DD-WRT set up as a standalone access point at my Utah house with Google Fiber, and also use Linksys routers with DD-WRT in router configuration at both my main house in Seattle and our cabin in Eastern Washington, I was able to configure them all to use Afraid.org’s Free DNS service so that I can remotely access each location. Afraid.org, then verify your email address once you receive the activation email. This needs to be one that hasn’t already been taken on the main domain you’ll choose next, so don’t be surprised if you have to try a few to find one that’s unique.
If you’re looking for a great free DDNS provider you don’t have to look very far.DNS, or Domain Name System, is the magic that makes the internet user friendly, and the greatest thing since sliced bread.Every internet-accessible resource–web pages, FTP sites, you name it–has an IP address that serves as the resource’s network address on the internet.Let’s take a look at what you need and the two different methods you can use to keep your DDNS address up to date. Historically the go-to solution nearly everyone used was Dyn DNS.