Linksys

Setting up Linksys and Cisco routers with UnblockAll

Important: Before you start

Before you get on changing your DNS settings in order to use UnblockAll, make sure to write down on a piece of paper, the current serves addresses. It's highly important for you to keep these numbers safe, for backup needs, in cse you want or need to get back to them at any time.

We also advise you to print this page, in case you have problems and need to take a look on the instructions available.

Instructions

1. Open your router administration page. It is usually one of the following;

o 192.168.1.1

o 192.168.0.1

o 192.168.2.1

o If those links does not work please consult your manual.

2. Enter the default info in the blank boxes as follows:

o Username: admin

o Password: admin

3. Click on “Basic setup” on the left under - Setup.

4. Fill DNS server fields with values from the table below:

One: 173.214.251.71

Two: 192.133.141.178

5. Click on OK button.

Why do I need to block Public DNS Lookups?

Some services have begun using forced DNS lookups to Google and other public DNS servers that are hardcoded in the apps and devices. This effectively bypasses any DNS servers setup by you or your ISP which means Smart DNS services such as Unblockall will not work. In order for Unblockall to be able to work, your services have to use Unblockall server to resolve domain names. The only way to get around this issue is by setting up static routes or other methods to block your device from accessing Google, and other public DNS servers from supported routers.


Disclaimer: This is an advanced tutorial meant for users comfortable setting up routers. If settings get corrupt, you always have the option of resetting the router but make sure you make note of your current settings or back them up first. The instructions and commands are provided AS IS for you to try and may or may not work depending on your actual router and the features available for you.



Linksys and Cisco routers have a bug that results in the inability to add static routes or for them to even work. If you get the "Invalid Static Route" message, try different gateway IPs such as 192.168.0.253 or 127.0.0.1 to see if it will take it. You can also try your external IP address from http://ipcheck.unotelly.com/ as well. If you continue to get "Invalid Static Route" with all of these IPs then your router is affected by the bug and won't work for static routing. 



Step 1 - Login to your Router
 
a. Type http://192.168.1.1 into the web browser address bar (also try http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.2.1)
 
b. Enter router username and password. The default username & password is usually admin for both. 
 
 
Step 2 - Add Static Routes
 
a. Click on Advanced Routing under Setup.

b. Add the following to the Static Routing list :
Select Set Number: 10
Destination IP: 8.8.8.8
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 1.1.1.1
Hop Count: 2
Interface:WAN or LAN & Wireless

c. Click on the Save Settings. 

d. Repeat steps B and C for the following routes for different hosts:
 
Select Set Number: 11
Destination IP: 8.8.4.4
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 1.1.1.1
Hop Count: 2
Interface:WAN or LAN & Wireless

Network/Host Address: 108.175.32.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0

Network/Host Address: 23.246.0.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.192.0

Network/Host Address: 45.57.0.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0

Network/Host Address: 185.2.220.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.252.0

Network/Host Address: 198.38.96.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.224.0

Network/Host Address: 198.45.48.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0

 Network/Host Address: 64.120.128.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0
 
Network/Host Address: 64.197.128.0
Subnet Mask: 255.255.128.0
Gateway: 1.1.1.1
Hop Count: 2
Interface: WAN or LAN & Wireless
 
e. Click on 'Apply'
 
 
Step 3 - Ping check

Please complete one of the following steps from a computer connected to the router:
 
a. Open the Command Prompt or Terminal.
Windows: Press  the Windows Key AND the R Key at the same time on your keyboard. Type in cmd and press Enter.  
Mac OSX: In the upper right corner of your screen, where the search function is, type in Terminal and open the program.  

Step 3 - Power-Cycle Devices
 
a. Turn off your device.
b. Unplug the power cable from the router.
c. Wait 30 seconds.
d. Plug in router.
e. Turn on your device. 

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