TP-link Router Introduction
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.
TP-Link Router Initial Setup
Note: While these instructions were written based on TP-link TL-WR841HP, the principal should be the same for other models / versions of TP-Link router.
Login to our website, www.simpletelly.com from a computer on the same network as your TP-Link router.
Take note of the fastest DNS server addresses that appear on screen.
TP-link Router Settings Screen
Now open another tab or window in your browser and type in http://192.168.0.1/ to access the Configuration page for your TP-Link router.
Please note that while the default IP address should be the same as what is written above, yours may be different, so please refer to your router manual if yours does not respond to the IP address above.
Once you've accessed the router configuration page, you should see a similiar screen to the one below:
Set DNS on Router
Now go to the Network tab and select WAN.
Check the box indicating Use These DNS Servers and enter the DNS server addresses that appeared on your browser earlier into the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields.
Please note that some TP-Link routers may automatically refresh the current page often.
If both DNS addresses are entered at the same time, the router may refresh itself and remove them.
As such, we recommend that you enter the first DNS address, Save it, and then enter the second one.
Reboot the router for the changes to take effect.
TP-link Router Static Route Setup
Next, please click on ADVANCED ROUTING
which can be found on the Left pane.
Once you've clicked on ADVANCED ROUTING
, click on Static Routing List. Once the Static Routing list appears, please enter the following information:
: 192.168.0.1 (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 the information above has been entered, please click on Enable All, close the browser 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.
Register DNS on Network
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.
TP-Link Router Setup Complete
Now that you have set up and registered your system you can go ahead and access the TV site of your choice on Roku or 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.