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How to make use of the DNS Local Database feature of LRT2x4

The Domain Name System (DNS) Local Database feature allows you to search the intranet services much faster.  You don’t need to remember the IP addresses of the devices and you also can access them more easily. More importantly, it doesn't need to build an additional DNS server as it can be configured through the LRT router’s web-based setup page. 
 
The example below demonstrates how to make use of the DNS Local Database feature of your Linksys Gigabit VPN router.
 
In the topology below, there are Web server, Mail server, and FTP server clients in the local network.  We can resolve their hostnames of DNS Local Database on different devices such as local LAN PC, Gateway to Gateway VPN remote PC, and PPTP client. 
 
Follow below steps to configure DNS Local Database.
 
Configure DNS Local Database
Resolve hostnames with command nslookup
 
ClientHost NameIP Address
LAN PC 192.168.1.100
Web Serverbelkin-web.com192.168.1.200
Mail Serverbelkin-mail.com192.168.1.201
FTP Serverbelkin-ftp.com192.168.1.202
 
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Configure DNS Local Database
 
Step 1:
On your web browser, access your Linksys Gigabit VPN router’s web-based setup page.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click Configuration.
 
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Step 3:
Click DHCP > DNS Local Database.
 
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Step 4:
Enter the Host Name and IP Address of the three (3) rules.  Click Add to list after every instance.  Then click Save.
 
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NOTE:  When you enable DNS local database, you have to set the IP address of the router as DNS server on your computer.  It will be Obtain DNS server address automatically by default.
 
Resolve hostnames with command nslookup
 
Use the Windows CMD or command prompt to check the LAN PC’s DNS server.
 
NOTE:  In this example, Windows 8 operating system is used.
 
Step 1:


Click the User-added image icon in the Charms bar.  Enter “command prompt” in the search field then click on the icon in the search results.
 
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Step 2:
Type “ipconfig/all” then press Enter.
 
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Step 3:
Type “nslookup” then press Enter.
 
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You should now be able to access the server using the hostname for the following:
 
Login FTP server  
Configure Outgoing Mail Server
Browse Web server
 
Login FTP server 
 
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Configure Outgoing Mail Server
 
Step 1:
Access your router’s web-based setup page.  Under Setup, click Outgoing Mail Server.
 
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Step 2:
Enter the details as shown below.
 
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Browse Web server
 
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