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    How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down)

    This is a discussion on How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down) within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi Guys, I need a bit of technical guidance, I have a Chromecast connected to the back of my living ...

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      How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down)

      Hi Guys,

      I need a bit of technical guidance, I have a Chromecast connected to the back of my living room TV and I've been hoping to access multiple Netflix regions on it by using Unblock-us DNS settings. However I've since learned that the DNS settings are hard coded into the device and they use Google's servers. I've also found that its practically impossible for the Chromecast to be hacked in order to force the DNS change.

      My next step was changing the DNS settings on my router itself. I'm a Sky Fibre customer and have the F@ST2504n model which runs on
      firmware version 7.16a4N_UNI. I've since worked out that Sky have disabled any settings allowing you to change DNS so this solution has also become impossible. Although being honest, I've always been wary about fiddling with router settings after bricking my Netgear router a few years back and being without internet access for a few weeks - it really wasn't worth it!

      Is there anything else I can do to potentially get Unblock-us's DNS settings read by the Chromecast? Any hardware I can get that will bridge my router and the chromecast and force the change? The closest thing I can find in the router admin page is Dynamic DNS (http://www.dyndns.org/) - what is this and could it offer a solution?

      Your suggestions and replies are appreciated


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      Re: How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down)

      My next step was changing the DNS settings on my router itself. I'm a Sky Fibre customer and have the F@ST2504n model which runs on
      I am not sure that this would help, even if you could do it. The DNS on the device you are using will always over-ride the router. There was an attempt made to change the DNS on the 2504N which was successful but I think a later update broke the hack. It involved saving the router setting .conf file, opening it in Wordpad or Programmers Notebook and changing the DNS servers I will have a look around and see if I can find the post, but as I said, I don't think it will do any good.
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      Re: How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down)

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I am not sure that this would help, even if you could do it. The DNS on the device you are using will always over-ride the router. There was an attempt made to change the DNS on the 2504N which was successful but I think a later update broke the hack. It involved saving the router setting .conf file, opening it in Wordpad or Programmers Notebook and changing the DNS servers I will have a look around and see if I can find the post, but as I said, I don't think it will do any good.
      Thank you so much for the response.

      I guess it would be even better if there was an easy way of changing the DNS manually on the router. Could this method potentially brick the router?

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      Re: How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down)

      I doubt you would brick it, if it failed in some way pressing the Reset button would bring it back to the default settings. As I said, if the device, your Chromecast, cannot be set to obtain the DNS automatically, it would not matter.

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      Re: How Can I change DNS settings on my Chromecast? (Router locked down)

      doh ignore me, it is early!

      mine was rootable which worked for a while, there's plenty of guides via Google as to what's possible.

     

     

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