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Static Route Configuration on TP-Link Routers

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Static Route Configuration on TP-Link Routers

Before starting, please be advised that this setup guide is for advanced network administrators that are familiar with manual Router Configurations.  It is always recommended to take a backup of your Routers current state in order to avoid future data loss in the event of a failure.

 

 

Step 1 – Router Login

 

Open a web browser and enter your routers IP Address into the address bar in order to access the Router Status page.  This address is typically http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1.

 

 

Step 2 – Note your Router IP

 

Once in the status page take note of the Routers IP Address

 

 

 

Step 3 – Add Static Routes

 

3.1. From the left navigation menu select “Advanced Routing” -> “Static Routing List” then click on “Add New

 

 

3.2. Add the following IP Address into the “Route List” then click on “Save

 

  • Network/Host IP: 8.8.8.8
  • Netmask: 255.255.255.255
  • Gateway: your router IP

 

 

3.3. Repeat steps 3.1 and 3.2 for the following secondary IP

 

  • Network/Host IP: 8.8.4.4
  • Netmask: 255.255.255.255
  • Gateway: your router IP

 

These routes are optional and only required for users that subscribe to DNSFlex GeoScape service.  Some streaming providers IP Blocks must be routed differently than others in order to function properly.

 

  • Network/Host Address: 108.175.32.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0
  • Network/Host Address: 23.246.0.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.192.0
  • Network/Host Address: 45.57.0.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0
  • Network/Host Address: 185.2.220.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.252.0
  • Network/Host Address: 198.38.96.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.224.0
  • Network/Host Address: 198.45.48.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0
  • Network/Host Address: 64.120.128.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0
  • Network/Host Address: 64.197.128.0
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0

 

 

Step 4 – Validation

 

Please complete the following tasks from a computer connected to the router to confirm the static routes are working.

 

  • Windows: Click the Windows “Start Menu” located on the bottom left of the task bar, in the run box type “cmd“.  A black box will appear, in here type: “ping 8.8.8.8“.  Let the test run, once completed type: “ping 8.8.4.4“.  The expected result should return a timeout error and eventually fail, if the result is different then please check your routes configuration and try the test again.

 

  • MAC OSX: In the upper right corner of your screen, where the search function is, type in “Terminal” and open the program.  A black box will appear, in here type: “ping 8.8.8.8“.  Let the test run, once completed type: “ping 8.8.4.4“.  The expected result should return a timeout error and eventually fail, if the result is different then please check your routes configuration and try the test again.

 

 

Note:  Whenever making any manual changes to your network connectivity it is always best practice to reboot your device in order for the changes to propagate.  Please proceed to reboot your TP-Link Router following this tutorial.   Congratulations,  you are now fully setup to bypass hard-coded public DNS servers and use DNSFlex Services!

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