DNS Problem! Help!

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Runnerboy967, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Runnerboy967

    Runnerboy967 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Community Members,

    So I'm having a problem with DNS that Im greatly hoping someone might be able to help me with. I have a Linksys WRT54gs router running tomato and OS X Snow Leopard Server on my LAN which is running DNS. I would like the Tomato router to Hand out the DNS IP to all the clients though DHCP but I'm not sure how to configure this.

    As of now I have to add in each client (IP of my OSX Server Machine running DNS) in order for my VPN, Open Directory and all the services I need to work. Is there anyway to have it so that the router will hand out and for the DNS addresses automatically when it does DHCP. As of now I get the since that is the tomato dns but I would also like it to add the OSX server to the DNS client machines through DHCP. I'm a college student trying to learn networking so I apoligize if this is something that I easily missed. Thanks in advance!
  2. marshcroft

    marshcroft Networkin' Nut Member

    Not sure if this will work as you are pointing back in for DNS, but if you set the DNS server in the Tomato Firmware under basic settings to your server only, I am assuming all your traffic would then go via it, even though the client would only display as DNS, I have mine set to use Google ( and and I can confirm that all my outbound traffic does go through these DNS servers and not my ISP's
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  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Using the GUI just add the server you want to asign to the list of DNS servers. Or if that isn't what you want, try

    dhcp-option=6, xx.xx.xx.xx

    in the advanced - dhcp box
  4. Runnerboy967

    Runnerboy967 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for your help! I was able to get this to work. What I did was I added all entries into the DNS server inside tomato by going to Basic>>DNS and then adding all my devices with static IPs. Finally I went into the DNS in OS X server and set it to forward to which is the IP of the Tomato router. Thanks for all your help! I really appreciate it!
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