Private machines by name

On my internal network I run a DNS server so I can get to various machines by name (i.e. I can VNC to "macmini" instead of "192.168.1.5"...  Or I can hit my ReadyNAS admin page by going to http://readynas/admin

With my old router I easily did this by having the option in the DHCP settings to change the DNS server to my internal DNS IP address.  EERO has no such option and only replicates the DNS server given by my cable provider.

If I try and do a custom DNS of 192.168.1.5 the eero then falls into a "disconnected" state and it won't perform updates.  My internal DNS has DNS forwarding setup to the Google DNS servers and works fine in resolving all external names.

How can this be accomplished on the eero?

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  • So I'm guessing with no reply there is no way to change the DHCP scope settings in eero?   So my next question is how to simply disable DHCP on the eero?   It seems bridge node takes it way too far, I still want eero to be my primary router to the internet and therefore also want it to manage port mapping, I will just use a Raspberry Pi as my DHCP server since error gives no ability to server up an internal DNS server from DHCP.

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  • heyandy you can change both the scope and the DNS settings.

    To change the DHCP lease pool you just go to Menu > Network Settings > Advanced Settings > DHCP & NAT, then tap Manual IP. From there you'll pick the prefix, likely 192.168.0.0 in your case. Then under "Lease range" at the bottom, tap on Subnet IP and change it to 192.168.1.0, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, and the Starting/Ending IPs to whatever you want the scope to be. Changing this will prompt you to reboot the network.

    Then go back to Menu > Network Settings > Advanced Settings > DNS, tap Custom DNS, and type in 192.168.1.5. Changing DNS will also prompt you to reboot. That should do the trick.

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