TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - problem in resolving local names.

TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - problem in resolving local names.
TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - problem in resolving local names.
2020-05-18 07:15:00
Model: TL-R600VPN
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: TL-R600VPN(UN)_v4_20190227

I was suggested to move this topic here, to the business forum.

 

I have a TL-R600VPN V4.

 

Configured like a gateway with a telecom modem attached to the WAN port.

 

It works, Internet connection, NAT, DNS forwarding, UPnP, VPN (IPsec peer to peer & L2TP server), DHCP and DHCP reservation.

 

It seems to work like a charm, but... I have a problem that make the toy unusable if i'm not able to solve it.

 

Internal DHCP releases numbers properly. In my DHCP Client list there is the host name for any of the device that gain the number. When I ping the name the TL-R600VPN DNS is not able to resolve the internal name and the host is unreachable, but if I use the IP number.

 

It makes no sense to me. DHCP distributes numbers and it knows hosts. Local DNS rely should be able to resolve local names handled by DHCP. I supposed it was a problem of IP domain, but I can't find any place where to assign domain (nor LAN host name to be honest).

 

What's wrong in my configuration?

 

Thanks, Eugenio.

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Re:TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - problem in resolving local names.
2020-06-12 06:44:15

@Huge 

 

Do you want to ping your hostname? This may related to NetBIOS. It seems that R600VPN doesn't provide the NetBIOS settings.

 

You can try to access the settings of computer network adapter. Make sure already enable NetBIOS. And try to disable firewall for computer. Maybe firewall block the traffic. 

 

And if you want to ping the hostname through VPN tunnel, you need  enable NetBIOS passthrough on VPN settings. (Only L2TP and PPTP support NetBIOS passthrough)

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Re:TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - problem in resolving local names.
2020-06-12 11:46:05

@Andone 

 

netbios over Linux / Mac?

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Re:TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - problem in resolving local names.
2020-06-16 09:39:04

@Huge 

 

It seems that this not only needs to enable netbios for clients but also needs a DNS server to resote the IP - hostname relationship like WINS server. 

I think R600VPN doesn't support the function like WINS server. 

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