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internal DNS

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by LAGMonkey, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Network Guru Member

    Ive had a hunt online and in the forum for the answers but i havent been able to find any so im wonding if you good people can help me.
    Ive got a PC called 'Box2' which runs a HTTP server lisinting things i need to do/lists of media i have on it.
    When running DD-WRT i was able to connect to this box via its name. i.e. http://box2/
    instead of having to type its IP address in (

    Now this was done by adding in 'localhost' into the domain section (cant for the life of me remember where its located now)

    Now ive moved to thibor15c (as im trying out firmwares to see which one is able to handle high P2P traffic) and im unable to get this to work.
    Any ideas?

    NOTE:: the router is the only one on the network and connects directly to a cable modem to access the internet.

    Many thanks
  2. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Does box2 get its IP address by DHCP, or is it statically set?

    If it uses DHCP, skip this step: if box2 has a static IP address, go to Setup->Static DHCP on the router and add an entry with box2's address ( with "Domain Name" of "box2". Leave the MAC address field blank. That will add an entry into the router's DNS table for box2.

    On the router in Setup->Basic Setup, make sure the "Use Dnsmasq for DNS" box is checked.

    On all machines that do not obtain an IP address using DHCP, set the address of the DNS server to your router (

    That should do it. Now all machines will ask your router for the IP address for "box2", which will then come back as
  3. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Network Guru Member

    All sorted now, i had all the correct settings except i had checked 'Use Static DNS entries as backup for ISP served DNS' on the basic setup page.

    Ta for the info, all is well :D

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