compudude86 last edited by
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?
onhel last edited by
In the Web GUI:
In the DNS Servers section, check the "Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN"
check the "Enable DNS Forwarder" checkbox
The Note towards the bottom of the DNS Forwarder section explains it all
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.