[clug] Netgear router DNS

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Dec 26 06:17:00 UTC 2018

Can you set the pihole as the router's upstream DNS? The the router can
keep handing out its own IP for DNS and it won't matter.


On Wed., 26 Dec. 2018, 5:08 pm Mike Carden via linux <linux at lists.samba.org

> Does anyone have experience with Netgear home routers and DNS?
> I have a WNDR3700V4 Netgear router.
> I have a pihole DNS server on my local network. If I edit my laptop’s
> /etc/resolv.conf, I can get it to resolve via pihole.
> What I want to do is get my router to tell DHCP clients to use the pihole
> for DNS.
> So I set the pihole IP as the ‘Use this DNS’ in the router’s settings, but
> it doesn’t seem to change anything. Before the change, my laptop has the
> router’s Gateway IP as the DNS address in /etc/resolv.conf, and after the
> change and a disconnect/reconnect to the router, it’s still that. But
> clients can’t get DNS.
> I kinda hoped that the router would Do The Right Thing, but it seems not.
> Ideas?
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