Certain devices such as the Google Chromecast have built in DNS settings designed to redirect all DNS queries to a particular server. To circumvent this, we'll need to set up a static route on your router that will instead push all DNS queries to use SimpleTelly DNS.
From our experience, the best routers that give you full customisation are DDWRT and RouterOS based routers. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through setting up a static route that is available on a much wider range of routers and will work in the same way as a custom firewall rule.Note: This method is now required in order for Netflix on Roku to work with our service.
Note: While this instructions is written based on Asus RT-N12HP, the principal should be the same for other models / versions of Asus router.
Login to our website, www.simpletelly.com from a computer on the same network as your Asus router.
Take note of the fastest DNS server address that appears on screen.
Login to your Asus router user interface and click on Setup. In this example, our router IP address is 192.168.2.1, the default one should be 192.168.1.1
Enter your router credentials.
Note: The default login details for this router are;
Once you've gained access to the Settings screen, please click on WAN which can be found on the left hand pane.
Once you've entered WAN, please click on the Internet Connection tab.
Navigate to WAN DNS Setting and in the Connect to DNS Server automatically options, please select No.
In the following fields, DNS Server 1 and DNS Server 2, please enter the two DNS servers you see in your Client Area.
Next, Click on the Route tab.
Click on the Yes button in the Enable Static Routes field.
Finally, please enter the following information in the fields below Basic Config:
Network/Host IP: 188.8.131.52
Gateway: 192.168.2.1 (Please note your gateway may be different as the IP you'll enter into this field is the same as your router IP address)
Please enter another field with the following:
Once you've entered all the details above, please click on Apply and reboot your router.
Now that the settings have been confirmed, any device that re-routes to Google's DNS servers will be pushed through SimpleTelly instead.
Once you have done that, go back to your account page and click on Check My Setup.
If this is the first computer you have setup from this location, you will probably need to register your current IP address. Click on Register your new IP address.
You will get Everything's OK! message on your screen if your IP has been registered successfully in our system.
Note: If you get your DNS is not configured error message, please try again in a few minutes or reboot your router.
Unfortunately it doesn't always go to plan! If you are having problems please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to assist you.