Unfortunately, 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 firewall on your router that will instead push all DNS queries to use SimpleTelly DNS.
While many routers in the market allow you to set up manual DNS servers on them, unfortunately many don't allow you to set up a custom firewall.
From our experience, the best routers that give you full customisation are DDWRT based routers. This guide will walk you through setting up a DDWRT router to use a firewall to restrict all outgoing DNS queries and push them to use SimpleTelly DNS servers instead.
Before we begin, we'd just like to inform you that while the firewall rules listed in this guide can theoretically be used on any router(even those that are not set up to use DDWRT firmware) we have only tested this rule on a handful of routers and so we can't confirm that it will work on all routers on the market.
Note: This method is now required in order for Netflix on Roku to work with our service.
Should you be using a router that allows you to set up a firewall rule but is not a DDWRT based router, please let us know if you encounter any problems by emailing us at email@example.com
First of all, you need to ensure that your DD-WRT router has been set with our DNS and working correctly as per our initial setup instructions here.
Note: For the rule to work, you also need to ensure that the Local DNS field is set to one of our DNS addresss, as per screenshot below:
Note: The above highlighted IP address are only an example, please use the DNS addresses that you took note earlier from our website.
Scroll down and click on Apply Settings.
Once the settings are applied, go to your DD-WRT page again and click on Administration and Commands.
In the Commands box, enter the following firewall rule:
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i br0 -p udp --dport 53 -j DNAT --to $(nvram get lan_ipaddr)
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i br0 -p tcp --dport 53 -j DNAT --to $(nvram get lan_ipaddr)
Now click on Save Firewall to apply and save the settings.
This rule will now ensure that all DNS queries sent from any device on your network will be redirected to use the DNS addresses you've set in the Setup page of the router.
Now that you have set up your router and registered your IP address you can go ahead and access the TV site of your choice and stream it like you mean it!
For the full list of supported channels, please refer to our Supported Services page.
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.