To enable MediaHint on Chromecast:
Note: Chromecast devices have DNS settings hardcoded, so you must redirect DNS requests with a Wi-Fi router that has such capability. If your Wi-Fi router has DD-WRT or OpenWRT Firmware you can follow these instructions:
Step 1: Set the network address server settings (DHCP) to the MediaHint servers:
Primary DNS: 18.104.22.168
Secondary DNS: 22.214.171.124
Step 2: Configure the DNSMasq options with the following IPtables commands:
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d 126.96.36.199 -j DNAT –to-destination 188.8.131.52
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d 184.108.40.206 -j DNAT –to-destination 220.127.116.11
Step 5: DNS requests from Chromecast will now be redirected to MediaHint
Alternate method of configuring MediaHint on Chromecast:
Normally your IP inside LAN network will be on the ranges: 10.x.x.x, 172.16.x.x or 192.168.x.x. This is to prevent LAN IPs from conflicting with Internet IPs. Chromecast devices are hardcoded to use 18.104.22.168 as their DNS server, regardless of any other router settings.
To configure Chromecast if the above method does not work for your setup, you will need to change your router IP to 22.214.171.124 to redirect the Chromecast device to use your router’s DHCP DNS settings.
Step 1: Please change your router settings to the following:
Router IP: 126.96.36.199
DHCP range: 188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206 (So all other devices in the network will have IPs like 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124)
DHCP DNS servers: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Step 2: It is very important to also configure the router’s WAN settings to use MediaHint DNS servers. These numbers again are: 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
Step 3: Restart your device that is using Chromecast.
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