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 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

    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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