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DHCP tells me that DNS is 192.168.1.1

I have set up my WGR614 router to use explicit DNS addresses (those of OpenDNS) rather than my own ISP's DNS servers.

When I run "ipconfig /all" on my DHCP clients, it reports that the sole DNS server is 192.168.1.1, i.e. the IP address of the router itself. I was expecting it to report the 2x OpenDNS IP addresses.

Is this working as expected (the router behaving as a proxy DNS server)? I seem to recall that my previous NetGear router (FVS318) returned both OpenDNS addresses explicitly.

Thanks.
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Re: DHCP tells me that DNS is 192.168.1.1

WRONG AREA

MOVING TO Super-G (108 Mbps) & 802.11g (54 Mbps) Routers


you will not see openDNS on pc side it will show gateway of the router 192.168.1.1

it's fine.
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Re: DHCP tells me that DNS is 192.168.1.1

Thanks for the quick reply. I was reading the manual online and it says:

The router will deliver the following parameters to any LAN device that requests DHCP:
• An IP Address from the range you have defined
• Subnet Mask
• Gateway IP Address (the router’s LAN IP address)
• Primary DNS Server (if you entered a Primary DNS address in the Basic Settings menu;
otherwise, the router’s LAN IP address)
• Secondary DNS Server (if you entered a Secondary DNS address in the Basic Settings menu


The last 2 bullets seem to imply that I *should* see the explicit addresses.
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Re: DHCP tells me that DNS is 192.168.1.1

I use FVX with OpenDNS and checked my EEEPC just now with ipconfig /all
it will only show gateway...
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Re: DHCP tells me that DNS is 192.168.1.1

That's good enough for me. I greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.
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jarmod wrote:
That's good enough for me. I greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.


I'm on mac and I know mac also did show gateway but I just wanna make point so I double check with my EEPC.

you will ONLY see DNS entry of openDNS if you put on PC side. you will see then. this case you are not using NAT to do it all Smiley Happy
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Re: DHCP tells me that DNS is 192.168.1.1

jmizoguchi wrote:
I'm on mac and I know mac also did show gateway but I just wanna make point so I double check with my EEPC.

you will ONLY see DNS entry of openDNS if you put on PC side. you will see then. this case you are not using NAT to do it all Smiley Happy
This is NOT good enough for me. I have similar scenario: My WAN IP setting points to an internal DNS server (on the LAN subnet), but DHCP propogates gateway and DNS address equal to the router address. I've been configuring my routers this way forever, and this is the first time the DHCP failed to distribute the DNS address I entered. Why is this not a product defect?
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LakeHippie wrote:
This is NOT good enough for me. I have similar scenario: My WAN IP setting points to an internal DNS server (on the LAN subnet), but DHCP propogates gateway and DNS address equal to the router address. I've been configuring my routers this way forever, and this is the first time the DHCP failed to distribute the DNS address I entered. Why is this not a product defect?


Pointing internal DNS server ip on WAN side will fail on Netgear. This setup widely discussed. Mightbe 3700 discussion section
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