[Wireless Router] DDNS introduction and set up
What is DDNS?
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) is a service that allows network clients to connect to the wireless router, even with a dynamic public IP address, through its registered domain name. The wireless router is embedded with the ASUS DDNS service and other DDNS services.
How to setup DDNS?
Step1: Connect your computer to the router via wired or WiFi connection and enter your router LAN IP or router URL http://www.asusrouter.com to the WEB GUI.
Please refer to How to enter the router setting page(Web GUI) (ASUSWRT)? to learn more.
Step2: Key in your router's username and password to log in.
Note: If you forget the user name and/or password, please restore the router to the factory default status and setup.
Please refer to [Wireless Router] How to reset the router to factory default setting? for how to restore the router to default status.
Step3: Go to WAN> DDNS
Step4: Enable the DDNS client, and then you can choose WWW.ASUS.COM as server, which is totally free. There are also other servers for you to choose from.
Note : If the wireless router is using a private WAN IP address (192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x), this router may be under a multi-layer NAT network. The DDNS service is not able to work under this environment.
Step5: Under Host Name, you can configure your own domain name. If the domain name has already been registered, please change to another one.
The host name cannot accept number prefix and “ . “(such as “123abc” or “ aaa.bbb “).
If the domain name was registered by you but you want to use the previous domain name on the new ASUS router that you just purchased, please contact the ASUS Service Center.
DDNS cannot be deleted if the router has the DDNS feature enabled and is in use.
In the "host name" bar, you can change the domain name by clicking [Apply] after entering the name.
After completing the configuration, click [Apply] to save.
Step6: Registration is successful.
Check [Network Map] >> [Internet status: ] >>DDNS name
Some ASUS router models already support firmware version 184.108.40.206.386.46061 or later.
After upgrading the firmware to version 220.127.116.116.46061 or later, the router supports IPv6.
If you want to transfer or delete the ASUS DDNS hostname, Please refer to FAQ
[ASUS DDNS] How do I remove the registered ASUS DDNS host name from my previous router?
[Wireless Router] How to transfer ASUS DDNS to new device?
1. I would like to change the IP address of my router on the asuscomm.com service.
- The DDNS name is bound with the MAC address of the ASUS router.
- If you changed the ISP but the wan IP still is a public IP, then you still could use the same DDNS name.
2. Does ASUS router support customizing other DDNS services?
- No, ASUS Router only support the DDNS services which was listed in the DDNS page now.
3. Why can't I use DDNS to access my home router from the outside network?
- Registration of the DDNS service was not successful, please refer to FAQ 4.
- Check that the URL and port are correct. For more settings, please refer to How to set up ASUS wireless router to access Web GUI from WAN?
4. Registration of the DDNS service was not successful.
(1)The domain name "xxxxxxxx.asuscomm.com" is registered.
Please try using a different name.
(2) Invalid IP address
If the wireless router is using a private WAN IP address (192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x), this router may be under a multi-layer NAT network. The DDNS service is not able to work under this environment.
How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?
You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.
If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.