[plug] Consumer adsl modem router with built in dns server?

Dean Bergin dean.bergin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 03:31:14 UTC 2015

Hello Marcos,

It is my understanding that good majority of consumer-grade gateway devices
(all-in-one ADSL/Wireless) do indeed run a DNS service
​, however these typically only
​-only and normally only
forward DNS
​queries that it does not have cached
 (typically) configured to an ISP
​ DNS server​

I can confirm that the Netgear DGND4000 does
​that exact
DNS service (although I cannot determine whether you can disable it or not)
but said DNS service will only run in a caching only (forwarding)
​ as is with most other devices​

It might be prudent to check the Broadband Whirlpool Forums Hardware
database here: http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/bc/hardware/

If the device has DNS forwarding listed,
​chances are that is all it will provide with the manufacturers firmware

Other option, if you require a fully-functional DNS server for your local
network, you could consider
​either ​
running DD-WRT
​ ​
] or OpenWr
​ ​
] on the device and install the bind DNS server
​ package​
, or run your own DNS server on another machine within your network.

​Kind Regards,

*Dean Bergin*.​

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 10:04 AM Marcos Raúl Carot <marcos.carot at gmail.com>

> Good morning,
> Is there any consumer adsl modem/router/wireless that on top of the dhcp
> server has a dns server for the local network?
> Google has failed me (or I can't find the right search terms most likely!).
> Cheers,
> Marcos
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