DNS servers

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Brian49
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DNS servers

Post by Brian49 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:10 pm

Please remind me how to ensure that my system uses the DNS servers I specify in the router config (Advanced Setup/DNS) and not those listed in a config file on my operating system (/etc/resolv.conf in Linux Debian). If I edit that file to show the router's address (192.168.1.254) instead of an external server, I cannot connect to any websites. I am probably missing something simple, but I cannot figure out what it is! Many thanks.

billion_fan
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Re: DNS servers

Post by billion_fan » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:26 am

Brian49 wrote:Please remind me how to ensure that my system uses the DNS servers I specify in the router config (Advanced Setup/DNS) and not those listed in a config file on my operating system (/etc/resolv.conf in Linux Debian). If I edit that file to show the router's address (192.168.1.254) instead of an external server, I cannot connect to any websites. I am probably missing something simple, but I cannot figure out what it is! Many thanks.
Not sure on Linux, but on windows you can change the TCP/IPv4 settings to 'Use the following DNS servers' and manually set the DNS server required

(you can leave the IP address settings on 'Obtain a IP address automatically')

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