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eschamp

join:2003-10-12
Columbus, NJ

Confused about DNS Setttings on 327W

My 327W has 192.168.1.1 ("dslrouter") as the primary DNS server. I would like to use Google DNS or OpenDNS as my DNS servers. I see that I can add them, but what does that mean? How does the 327W act as a DNS server?

Sorry for the ignorance.



wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1

When the computers use 192.168.1.1 for dns the computers can access other lan computers using names

Any dns requests that are not located on the lan are passed on to the public dns ip(s)


eschamp

join:2003-10-12
Columbus, NJ

The NIC has the google server addresses. If I change that to "obtain DNS automatically", will it use the dslrouter?



wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1

said by eschamp:

The NIC has the google server addresses

Ok
said by eschamp:

If I change that to "obtain DNS automatically", will it use the dslrouter?

Yes


eschamp

join:2003-10-12
Columbus, NJ

And if the local router doesn't have the info, where does it go?



wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1

said by eschamp:

And if the local router doesn't have the info, where does it go?

I'm not sure I understand what you are asking........
Any dns requests that are not located on the lan are passed on to the public dns ip(s)

eschamp

join:2003-10-12
Columbus, NJ

That was it.

Is there any advantage in setting OpenDNS or Google DNS server IP addresses in the router?



wayjac
Premium,MVM
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I don't think open dns or google dns offer any advantages over the isp dns


eschamp

join:2003-10-12
Columbus, NJ

Are you saying that if the local router doesn't find what it wants, it passes the request to Verizon's DNS servers?



wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
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Yes that's what I'm saying


eschamp

join:2003-10-12
Columbus, NJ

OK, thanks.