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  • Router DNS settings

    Bit of an odd one this but be useful to hear suggestions

    I have a couple of Wireless Draytek Routers, one is connected to WAN in one part of the house serving a couple of PC's (it also act as DHCP), the other in the Living Room used as an AP with its default gateway set to the other.

    I tend to set DHCP DNS as the WAN Router primary and ISP secondary.

    How do you set yours and why?

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    Re: Router DNS settings

    Couldn't you just have one router doing DHCP and managing all WAN connections and then set the second router up as a DHCP relay server and then bridge the 2 routers together (as you have done already)?

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      Re: Router DNS settings

      Originally posted by marcopolo View Post
      I tend to set DHCP DNS as the WAN Router primary and ISP secondary.

      How do you set yours and why?
      I certainly never use the ISP DNS server as a secondary DNS, due to the way the Windows DNS resolver works.

      If the internal DNS server should become unavailable, a Windows client will switch to the secondary server and never switch back unless rebooted (or if the secondary DNS should happen to fail).

      I only use multiple DNS entries if the servers in question are guaranteed to provide the exact same service (like AD-integrated DNS servers in Windows domains). I guess that would also work in a small home networks with no internal DNS zones.

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