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Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I with ChangeIP dynamic dns

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Registered: ‎09-14-2012

Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I with ChangeIP dynamic dns

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I'm trying to configure my router (Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I, v. with dynamic DNS.  It's listed in the provider drop-down in the Dynamic DNS section of the router GUI, so i figured i'd be all set.  I setup an account with ChangeIP, and then got a hostname from them.


In the router i'm configured as follow..


Hostname:  (<-- actually; "" being one of the domains ChangeIP offers for free.)


Connection: Broadband Connection (Ethernet/Coax)




Username: My changeip username


Password: My changeip password


Dynamic DNS System: Dynamic DNS


Offline: (not checked)


SSL Mode: None


In the status area it just says "Error - Unknown error".  There's nothing in the changeip knowledgebase.  Has anyone tried configuring changeip on their router?  I know they have something called homeing beacon, but really i just want this to work as configured without having to install anything extra.



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Registered: ‎06-24-2014

Re: Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I with ChangeIP dynamic dns

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Hello, I had the exact same problem.  It seem Verison FiOS router is not very flexible.  You can't enter another Dynamic DNS (DDNS) and can only use one on the list. The only two free one I found was and 


The came back with a host not found cause they've changed the name to (without the dash) so the dumb router is not able to find it.


The is no help either as you've found out.  I keep getting Error but it does not say why.  Fortunetely I did found a solution.  You can download's DDNS Update Client (for Windows, Linux, or OSX).  The called this software as Homeing Beacon.


In Windows it runs as a self startup service so you don't to remember to run it but you will need a Windows PC to be on for the update to occur.  Basically instead of updating's DDNS entry from the router, you have a Windows client that somehow figures out what the router's IP and act as a proxy agent and update your DNS entry on  This is a workable workaround, I think.  The drawback is you need a PC running every so often on your home network so updates occur.  But, the price is FREE and you can't beat that.

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