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Topic # 242530 2-Nov-2018 11:56
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I hate networking. I really do. It is finicky, unintuitive, and I don't understand it.[/rant]

 

I am trying to change my DNS4ME setup from devices to Huawei router. There is a nice, simple page for that under LAN settings. I enter both IPs, click apply, even reboot the Huawei. So everything works, right?

 

I wish. I assumed it did and ended up going in circles for a day because of that assumption. It doesn't do a damned thing. It looks fine, the settings are there, no error messages, nothing to indicate anything is wrong, but it doesn't bloody work!

 

If I change the DNS per device, it works as it should, but not via the Huawei. Can anyone explain this really annoying thing to me? I saw something about it on the Spark forum but I am not on Spark and don't have a Spark SIM card and even if I did I don't understand what the problem is. Like I said, I hate networking. And just to get the obvious out of the way, no I am not using a wi-fi connection. My pc is on the LAN and according to my understanding of the Huawei settings page, the DNS settings should be working. Except they aren't.

 

  

 

 





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  Reply # 2118481 2-Nov-2018 13:11
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The B315 doesn't have the capability to do such a thing. It is an incredibly basic router.

 

In your case, the best bet is to put another router behind it (in a double-nat) so you can set it up on there.







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  Reply # 2118546 2-Nov-2018 14:09
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That's good to know. At least it saves me a lot of frustration trying to poke a hole in water. If it can't do that, why the hell does it have a settings page for it? 

 

 





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  Reply # 2118581 2-Nov-2018 14:45
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Another work-around is to setup your own DHCP server on the network, disable the DHCP server in the B315 and issue out the DNS4ME DNS server.

 

Or just statically assign the IP & DNS to the devices (but this won't work for Chromecasts etc)








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  Reply # 2118601 2-Nov-2018 14:58
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BarTender:

 

Or just statically assign the IP & DNS to the devices (but this won't work for Chromecasts etc)

 

 

Thanks a lot for the tip. This I can actually understand and it should work for what I want, which is just a test.

 

 





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