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Ultimate Geek


#154113 18-Oct-2014 10:16
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Morning, I have Unotelly DNS loaded into my main router. I then want to run another router directing traffic to Spark (my ISP).
I have no issues getting connected to the Spark router but it always goes via Unotellys DNS. 
Here are some pics of the current setup. Can anyone point out what I'm doing wrong. Thanks

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  #1162116 25-Oct-2014 19:13
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Presumably that screendump is of you unotelly router? Problem is that whichever router is providing DHCP has the function of telling everyone on the network both which DNS and which gateway to use. If you want the gateway to be the SPARK router (and you can't find a way to specify gateway on the unotelly - because it seems to assume it actually is the gateway), then you might need to use the SPARK router as the DHCP server and turn off DHCP on the unotelly. Your DHCP speifies the addresses to use for DNS, so could be any machine on your network or internet.

I am assuming you have both routers on a flat network and only the SPARK router is connected to internet. I suspect the unotelly only responds to DNS queries on its LAN port, so you may need to change the unotelly to get DHCP from your SPARK router's address.

In the end, you need to set both LAN and WAN on the unotelly to point the gateway at the SPARK router.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^


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  #1162231 26-Oct-2014 08:20
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Thanks for this, it all got a bit complicated so I just changed the DNS on the devices that required it.

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