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Hostname server IP can not be found

Florisz
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Hostname server IP can not be found

Hello, I have read through all the hostname related topics, but did not find a solution to my problem.

The problem is that I can not reach an internal website by https://homeserver(on a Windows Server with IIS) from the Androids and Iphone's, but I can from a windows 10 laptop.(all connected to the same WIFI)

I used to have a Provider supplied router where everything was working fine, but this one died. Then I got an Experia V8 replacement, which worked perfectly as well, but I really did not like it.(no geust wifi network for example). So I changed the Experia V8 to bridge and bought the R7800 router.

What is the reason that it used to work perfectly with my old routers(experia V8 and Zyxel p-2812hnu-f1), but not with the Netgear R7800?

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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antinode
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Re: Hostname server IP can not be found

> [...] The problem is that I can not reach an internal website by
> https://homeserver(on a Windows Server with IIS) from the Androids and
> Iphone's, but I can from a windows 10 laptop. [...]

   "can not" is not a useful problem description.  What happens when you
try?  As usual, showing actual actions with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

   Knowing nothing about how your old routers were configured, to me,
the mystery would be how it works for your "a windows 10 laptop".

   Generally, name-to-address translation is done using either a local
"hosts" file, or a DNS server.  On a Windows system the "hosts" file is
normally found at: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
If you look at that file using a program like Notepad, does it have an
entry for "homeserver"?  For the DNS server question, open a Command
Prompt (CMD.EXE) window, and run an "ipconfig /all" command.  What does
it say about DNS servers?

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Florisz
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Re: Hostname server IP can not be found

Hello,
Thank you for your reply.
The error message I get in the mobile browsers(chrome/safari), is what I put in the title of post.
I have not set any specific settings. The old routers had out of the box configurations and the windows 10 client/iphone's and Android devices are out of the box configured as well.

The only difference between the old setup and with the R7800 I noticed is that all clients(mobiles and Win10) have 192.168.1.1 as single DNS ip, while with the old routers the clients got the DNS server IP addresses of my isp.
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