I have been looking for a way to let inadyn know where to insert the detected public ip address into the URL. A kind of parameterised URL. But I failed. Fortunately spdns implemented the above mentioned behaviour.
At the time of writing SPDNS.DE provides the following domains:
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 19:49 Post subject: Using spdns.de DDNS with Ver 24 DD-WRT
Now that D-Link is ending their "free' DDNS service on July 1st, I have been looking for a replacement and settled on SPDNS.de
Created the account, but having issues getting it to work on DD-WRT Ver 24, even after following these instructions. I get Error validating DYNDNS svr answer. Check usr,pass,hostname!, and then I eventually get blacklisted from their site. I'm obviously going to the correct place.
The new DYNDNS server name, going by their website, is update.spdns.de or so it seems.
Their site is almost all German, which doesn't help, but what gets confusing is that the User Name seems to change between the name you use to log into their site, and the hostname you selected.
They show a number of device configurations here...
If I had an issue I would consider upgrading, and will put the most recent version available for my router, into an unused router, to see what has changed.
I have been using the same version, with zero problems, for many years, on four D-link DIR-615s (not using the Wifi portion). I don't upgrade (any device)simply because there is a more recent version, there has to be a compelling reason to do so.
I'm not certain that spdns.de DDNS is not working because of the version I'm using. I think it's a matter of getting the correct "things" into the correct "places".
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 20:43 Post subject: Got it working
OK, this is what I did to get it working.
I did upgrade the firmware on one router, but it made no difference. It is nice that it now identifies the router, when creating a backup file, but didn't see anything else that I really needed in the update.
This is what I used on DD-WRT V 3.0, and it works
DDNS Service: Custom
DYNDNS Server: update.spdyn.de
Username: yourhostname (the one you created on the site)i.e...mycamera.spdns.org
Password: abcd-efgh-ijkl (that is the token they give you.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 21:25 Post subject: Does work on V24
Actually... I just tried exactly the same settings, on the same model router D-Link DIR-615_C1 running V24 SP2, (different public IP, spdns.de account), and it updated the IP correctly. So it seems, it will work on an older version
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 18:40 Post subject: DD-WRT with spdns.de DDNS
Actually, a friend was also trying to spdns working on a D-Link router with it's original firmware, and had been experimenting with the URL string. He discovered that if you sent it, alone, from a browser, and the format and information was correct, you'd get a proper response.
All the posts I had come across showed variations of the URL string with fewer "fields", than what I ended up using. It seemed to be assumed that the information in the fields above the URL line, would have alone, done the trick.
As far as the updated firmware goes...it's OK, doesn't give me anything new other than the backup file name, and, as long as it doesn't cause other issue, I'll leave it in place. It has been around for a year, so if there were issues, I'm sure they would have shown up by now, in any case.
As I said, as a rule, if something is working,with no problems, and unless there is some security issue, I will leave it alone.
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Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 18:51 Post subject:
If you flashed 40559, that is completely on you. The router database is not updated and the disclaimer was added to the landing page for this very reason. Also, the red link I posted earlier specifically says NOT to use the database for "recommended builds".
This database may not have up-to-date information and may even recommend a build which might cause issues. As such, you should check the device specific forum (Broadcom, Atheros, MediaTek, etc.) first before flashing any build recommended in this database. There you will find build specific topics that discuss any issues with a particular build/release. For more up-to-date firmware files, please visit the firmware faq.
What do you mean "that is on you" this is the first I'm hearing that there is some sort of issue with that load.. I simply went to the DD-WRT router Database from Google, put in my router model, and downloaded the link provided.
Maybe DD-WRT needs to correct this???
Why bother having the Router Database with firmware link?
How many people actually read those disclaimers..probably the came percentage that read all of the "fine print" when installing software, or Apps.
I would not have even considered upgrading if you hadn't mentioned it. Thanks for that. I still have the old 14896 build and will reload if I experience any issues. I also took backups and have several spare routers of the same make/model, on hand.
I looked through links in the forum. It does not make it easy (huge understatement), to find the correct, and "safe" firmware for a specific router.
I'm surprised that they just don't remove the firmware download links from the Router Database. Just say..."yeah, there is something available . but you will have to do a search for it, and it may brick your router"
It seems that there is really no point to the Router database if you can't trust the loads, and it will save someone a lot of work not having to do any updates.