TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - Resolving local names.

TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - Resolving local names.
TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - Resolving local names.
2020-05-07 16:06:50
Model: TL-R600VPN
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: TL-R600VPN(UN)_v4_20190227

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 - Resolving local names.
2020-05-08 20:06:44

@Huge 

 

In your case it sounds like you will need to modify the hostfile on the client computer in order to resolve the hostname to the correct IP.

 

Here is our business forum that deals with your product where you can possibly look at as well: https://community.tp-link.com/en/business

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Re:TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - Resolving local names.
2020-05-18 07:17:27 - last edited 2020-05-18 07:19:40

Writing static name in the host file of any device is not a solution. We're a bit forward than 1980.

 

DHCP is distributing IP addresses, I've seen no device in my life that does not copy hostname in the local DNS forwarder. I can't believe it. Must be something wrong in my configuration.

 

 

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Re:TL-R600VPN V4 LAN DNS - Resolving local names.
2020-06-12 01:59:51

@Huge 

 

I agree completely.  I just "upgraded" from another vendor's wi-fi router and now realize that none of TP-Link products seem to local name resolution.  If I can't figure this out soon, this thing is going back into the box to be returned to the retailer.

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