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Turn an Old PC into a LAN Server with RouterOS, Part 2

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Want an enterprise router for your network at a fraction of the cost of a Cisco router? You can connect your offices together, remotely access files, run enterprise Wi-Fi encryption, and more. Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, concludes his two-part tutorial on getting a RouterOS machine up and running on a spare PC.
Enable DNS Relay for Ease of Client Configuration

Enable DNS Relay for Ease of Client Configuration

Next, you should enable the DNS relay feature so clients can be configured with the router's IP for their DNS server setting, and then the router will forward the DNS queries to the real server.

By default, DHCP gives the clients the real DNS server addresses, and queries are sent directly. However, if you manually configure a static IP, you must input the DNS information yourself.

Remembering the router's IP is usually much easier than remembering the DNS address provided by your ISP.

Here's how to enable this feature using WinBox:

  1. Click IP > DNS, and then press the Settings button.
  2. Double-check that you've entered your ISP's DNS server addresses into the Primary and Secondary fields.
  3. Check the Allow Remote Requests option to enable DNS relay.
  4. Click OK.
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