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Add local DNS server to ER605

 
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Add local DNS server to ER605

Add local DNS server to ER605
Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-04-02 23:09:06 - last edited 2022-04-06 01:01:08
Model: ER605 (TL-R605)  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.1

Please add a local DNS server, like dnsmasq, to the ER605.  It's a bug for a business router that's running DHCP to not be able to resolve local host names.

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-04-06 11:43:48

  @hammer86 

 

Fully agree, I posted this longer question on the same subject:

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Hello TP-Link people,

 

I am interested if you have any plans to implement DNS server (not only forwarding resolver) in the Omada platform, probably in the gateways ?

 

The gateways already can function as DHCP server - so it would be logical that they could also support having a local DNS zone inside, for the LAN, with both static (configured) A/AAA records and also with possibility to register local clients in the local DNS zone.

 

It would be enough just to run some open source DNS service that supports locally administered zones, not only DNS forwarder/resolver like it is now.

 

At present Small/Medium Business users need to deploy a standalone DNS server/appliance, but it would be natural if the Omada Gateway could play that role.

 

Can you comment this please ?

 

With my kind regards,

 

K.B.

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-06-01 13:35:39

  @hammer86 

Hello,


I would also really appreciate it, if there was finally a local dns server.

 

As you can see in the Comment of Fae (https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/546202 post #3), local dns is submitted as feature request (in backlog).

I hope tp-link recognizes the importance of such a basic feature, so that priority for this will be increased.

I also don't want to separatly manage additional non-omada hardware from third-party-vendor for the sole purpose of local name resolution.
(I am currently using an Ubiquitx ER-x for this. For local-dns in ER-X you have to use its own dhcp. So not even the dhcp of the R-605 can be used)

 

Greatings

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-08-03 08:08:41

  @hammer86 

Totally agree. Who produces a DHCP without a local DNS. It makes a joke of hostname on the local network. They imply to make them all static but that makes life worse when the addresses change. Come on it can't be hard to add a good DNS server to the ER605, pi-hole have done it so can you tp-link.

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-08-31 11:55:51

I'd like to reinforce that this is a feature supported by most home routers and it's very strange that is absent from a business solution. Please add this.

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-09-05 11:24:36

  @hammer86 +1

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-09-08 18:57:44

  @hammer86   Alternatively a local DNS server/forwarder could be im-plemented in the Omada Controller, that might require to have an OC200 or OC300 local to the site but that woulkd be fine. ER605 might not have enough resources and it has a more limited software platform (BusyBox) vs. Linux for the OC200/300.

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-09-08 21:03:04 - last edited 2022-09-16 11:04:36

  @Smok Any 20$ router will have a builtin local resolver, let alone an enterprise level 60$ solution router.

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-09-14 11:25:39 - last edited 2022-09-14 11:35:48

  @hammer86 I tried adding a local DNS server using Windows 2022 DataCenter edition but it does not seem resolve for some reason. I had to add the DNS to my local DNS server manually... I guess i am not the only one with the same issue...

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-09-15 20:52:22

  @cdx969696 I ended up running dnsmasq on my Ubuntu server, using it just for the DNS.  This is unsavory because I have to duplicate the DHCP static adresses that are configured on the router.  I will eventually switch to use the DHCP functionality of dnsmasq.

 

This issue, along with the broken Dynamic DNS functionality make the ER605 worthless to me.  What an embarrassment for TP-Link.  I will surely be replacing it in the near future.

 

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Re:Add local DNS server to ER605
2022-09-15 20:56:49

  @cdx969696 Did you set the "Primary DNS" field of your DHCP server to point to your local DNS server?

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