Weird request



  • hello,
    i am switching from a commercial router to pfsense. my commercial router let me use the DNS from my modem for the whole network, and when i used a DHCP lease, it gave the client the ip and DNS, there was no other config necessary. now, with pfsense out of the box, i have to add in 192.168.0.1 to the windows DNS field. is there a way to configure pfsense so that the dhcp clients get DNS from the modem?



  • In the Web GUI:

    System/General Setup

    In the DNS Servers section, check the "Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN"

    Services/DNS Forwarder

    check the "Enable DNS Forwarder" checkbox

    The Note towards the bottom of the DNS Forwarder section explains it all

    Note:
    If the DNS forwarder is enabled, the DHCP service (if enabled) will automatically serve the LAN IP address as a DNS server to DHCP clients so they will use the forwarder. The DNS forwarder will use the DNS servers entered in System: General setup or those obtained via DHCP or PPP on WAN if the "Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN" is checked. If you don't use that option (or if you use a static IP address on WAN), you must manually specify at least one DNS server on the System: General setup page.


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