Using different dns server per lan port.
Not sure if this has been asked and sorry if it has. I have a built a pfsense router. It has a intel quad port nic. I want to setup a vlan so the smart devices are not on my main network. The one smart device needs to access google dns servers 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. On my main lan I have it set to opendns servers which the smart device does not like to use. Is there a way to use google in place of the opendns servers without adding them to the dns servers that are displayed on the system information. I want my main lan to use open dns and the smart devices vlan to use google dns. Is that possible?
Thank you for your time
KOM last edited by
Why not just capture all DNS requests and forward them to pfSense transparently?
@KOM Thanks for the information. I will try it out and see what happens. I will be setting up vlans to separate things on my home network. I am getting a unifi wap and want to create the two networks using one access point. Currently I am using two wap to keep separate.
This is how I do it.
Under System -> General Setup, put in your OpenDNS settings. It looks like you already have this part done.
Then, after you create your VLANs, in the Services -> DHCP Server settings screens, you can specify up to 4 "different" DNS servers for all of your VLANs. So put Google's DNS servers in there.
@akuma1x Thank you for that. I will try that out soon. Have been busy with other things at the moment. I greatly appreciate what you have listed here.
@akuma1x Thanks for the information that did work. I got the vlan setup and the device is working great. Which I just removed the last extra wap device. I am running everything off of the unifi ap.