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.



How to Setup the Blocks


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




b. Write down your router IP and then click on 'Static Routes' 





c. Click on 'Add'


d. Add the following to the Route List:

  • Network/Host IP: 8.8.8.8
  • Netmask: 255.255.255.255
  • Gateway: your router IP
  • Metric: 2



    e. Click 'Apply'


    f. Repeat steps D and E for the following routes:

    • Network/Host IP: 8.8.4.4
    • Netmask: 255.255.255.255
    • Gateway: your router IP
    • Metric: 2

    • 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: your router IP
    • Metric: 2


    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.  

     

    b. Run the following commands:
    • Type in:ping 8.8.8.8

    • Type in:ping 8.8.4.4

     

    The ping tests above should fail. If any of them give you a response, check your Static routes or reboot the router and try this step again until the pings fail. You might also need to use a different gateway IP such as 127.0.0.1 or 192.168.0.253. Essentially any unreachable IP that the router accepts should work. 

     

    Step 4 - 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.