I don’t know if I missed something in my configuration or something is not working as it’s suppose to, but local DNS resolution does not work as I thought it would or how it works on any of my other DD-WRT based routers.
In order for me to resolve any local devices via hostname, I have to add each device manually to “Local DNS Records” section under “Networking” which essentially means now each device has to have a DHCP reservation. I thought I would be able to ping/connect to any device listed under “Client List” under “Status” but this is not the case.
I really don’t want to have to add my 40+ devices as a static “Local DNS Records” entry and then having to create a DHCP reservations, which would mean I would have to do this every time a device connects to my network. I even tried adding a “Extended DHCP Option” of “15. DNS Domain Name” just in case it was a FQDN resolution issue but still no luck.
I really don’t want to have to use another router just for DHCP, I am trying to disable all “router” functionality on my other routers and just used them as AP’s or Bridges and have the SOHO as the “Master Router” on my network
Is anyone else having this issue or is there a specific configuration that needs to be set?