[NZLUG] Netcomm NP805N Router - Internal DNS resolution?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 17:33:43 NZST 2013


On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:

> Vodafone gave me this router today when upgrading my cable. With my old
> WRT54-GL running custom firmware when a local client connected via dhcp it
> got an entry in the routers dns system and I could happily connect to all
> my local devices by name rather than IP address.
>
> The netcomm doesn't seem to want to do this, no dns resolution of internal
> addresses at all. Very annoying as I have all my mythtv frontends set up to
> connect to the backend by name not by IP address.
>
> Does anyone know how to turn on internal DNS resolution or is this router
> just incompetent.
>
> Maybe I need to just put the WRT54 back in there and put the netcomm at
> the back of the garage, although it's wireless N support and my laptop are
> loving each other.
>

Alternatively I guess I could use my presently unused 256MB Rasp Pi as a
DHCP/DNS server, but I don't really need yet another box on this LAN, also
would the router broadcast  a DHCP  request from wireless to wired?
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