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When a LAN device, PS4 for example, receives an IP address from the router using DHCP it only populates the PS4 DNS to the router IP address. I want my devices to use specific DNS addresses, not the router.

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When a LAN device, PS4 for example, receives an IP address from the router using DHCP it only populates the PS4 DNS to the router IP address. I want my devices to use specific DNS addresses, not the router.

 

 

can u not do that on your devices ?

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If you're thinking that this will give you a better gaming experience it will not, but as stated above you can set this on the devices themselves. Though if the DNS doesn't match with the router DNS it may take the router DNS as the one it uses - as it is the last hop before the internet.

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Yes you can add them to each device but IF you have several devices it is much easier admin to have it populate through DHCP server settings.

I have found that I do get a better response by using external DNS on devices.

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just stick your preferred DNS in the router and forget everything else.

 

on mine, i have set OpenDNS DNS servers as default. With that i can setup (for free!) internet filtering for my kids using teh OpenDNS web portal

 

208.67.222.222

 

and

 

208.67.220.220

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Yes you can add them to each device but IF you have several devices it is much easier admin to have it populate through DHCP server settings.

 

I have found that I do get a better response by using external DNS on devices.

 

Thanks for the feedback!

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Is there any particular reason there is no option to setup DNS servers in the DHCP settings?

The original question was never answered.  Is there a reason why we cannot configure DHCP to distribute custom local DNS servers for local client devices?

 

just stick your preferred DNS in the router and forget everything else.

 

on mine, i have set OpenDNS DNS servers as default. With that i can setup (for free!) internet filtering for my kids using teh OpenDNS web portal

 

208.67.222.222

 

and

 

208.67.220.220

This does not answer the original question.  This answer changes the DNS server that the "router" uses to request or forward DNS lookups.  This does not allow the DHCP function of this router to configure a custom DNS server for local client devices that make use of the routers DHCP function.  Setting the DNS servers manually on each client device is not in scope of the original question, and does not answer the inferred question.  

 

Thanks for the feedback!

Not a helpful response Fraser.  Can you answer the original question?  Is there a reason why we cannot configure the DHCP service on the router to configure custom DNS servers on client devices that request settings from the DHCP service?

I have some ideas as to why, but to have this confirmed by you would be much more useful than thanking us for feedback.  

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That question is better suited for Netgear, it is their settings page and I assume that it is like that across all their routers so they must have a reason for this. Likely not needed for the majority of their customers. Would recommend calling their support line and asking, they can then request it from their development team.

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I think what is being asked for is a way to turn off DNS Relay on the XR500.

I would like this option as well.

Using DNS Benchmark on the XR500 or the R1 can show that the DNS Relay isn't as fast as it could be.

The DNS Relay can drop in ranking being slower than using just DNS.

It's also been recommended not use a DNS Relay so an option to turn it off would be very welcomed!

https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

 

Also I started using 1.1.1.1 for all my DNS needs. ( It's Great )

https://1.1.1.1/

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No netgear routers have the ability to turn off the DNS relay. Some routers let you turn it off. I believe some TP-link/ D-Link do not I’m not sure about Asus though. If you turn off DNS relay you lose the ability to use access control or some web filtering which is probably why Netgear never implemented it.

If you want to get Netgears attention posting about this on the netgear forum would be the best way. I believe some R9000 users are asking for the same thing. Maybe team up with them.

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/Additional-DNS-support/idi-p/1066702/page/3#comments

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