Nighthawk RAX80 - hostname resolve?

pod3545

Occasional Visitor
To keep it simple, here's a copypaste from the Netgear Community support forum where I posted it. I then went to tech support chat and was told to call 888NETGEAR where I sat on hold for 30mins before they started transferring me around to only come back and say "I'm not trained to answer so let me get you a callback". Total phone time was 47minutes. Ugh. #1 is just annoying. Not a showstopper. #2 is the same. Maybe I can resolve it with Google tech support. #3 is the big one and might be a big surprise. Form searching, it looks like this might have been a problem in the past and might still be a known (but not by me) issue. Would the solution for #3 to be to turn on DNS server on my Synology NAS?

My equipment:
Home ATT modem - Pace Plc Model 5268AC, Hardware Version 260-2173300, Software Version 10.7.0.530220-att.
Allowed Applications are ALL, ALL Port numbers, ALL Protocols. (This is how I was set w/ the Asus and it was fine)
RAX80 router. Firmware Version V1.0.1.56_1.0.23
Several Linux computers (none running Windows presently. occasionally one will be booted, but for the most part only linux, lots of wifi lights, thermostat, rokus, a home NAS for storage).

Summary:
I recently changed routers from an Asus ROG GT-AC5300 over to the RAX80. In doing so, I had to set everything up to use the new network 10.0.0.x as the Asus used 192.168.1.x. Everything seems to be going fine except two things that are likely easy to solve but I don't see it.

#1 - This darn auto lock/logout on the router interface! Is there any way to set it to 30mins at least before it makes me re-login? Not a "problem" but annoying when you keep coming back to the tab


#2-Dynamic DNS . With Asus I could use Google (https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6147083?hl=en) and that enabled me to use my own domain address. Now with the RAX80, my only options are Netgear, NoIP or DynDNS. There's not even the option to set it up as the Google link I provided shows. Is there a workaround?

#3 - DNS not routing inside the network (behind my router). Hopefully, I named that correctly. Let me explain. When I had the Asus router, I could "ping diskstation" (which is the name of my NAS) and it would return results. Or I could ping a local computer "ping Robert" and it would find that address inside my network and return. I could also smb map or hit the local webpage for the NAS (https://diskstation.local:5001/ was my bookmark). Now with the RAX80 to find it, I have to go to the ip address (https://10.0.0.5:5001/ ) Any ideas what I'm missing?
 

pod3545

Occasional Visitor
To keep it simple, here's a copypaste from the Netgear Community support forum where I posted it. I then went to tech support chat and was told to call 888NETGEAR where I sat on hold for 30mins before they started transferring me around to only come back and say "I'm not trained to answer so let me get you a callback". Total phone time was 47minutes. Ugh. #1 is just annoying. Not a showstopper. #2 is the same. Maybe I can resolve it with Google tech support. #3 is the big one and might be a big surprise. Form searching, it looks like this might have been a problem in the past and might still be a known (but not by me) issue. Would the solution for #3 to be to turn on DNS server on my Synology NAS?

My equipment:
Home ATT modem - Pace Plc Model 5268AC, Hardware Version 260-2173300, Software Version 10.7.0.530220-att.
Allowed Applications are ALL, ALL Port numbers, ALL Protocols. (This is how I was set w/ the Asus and it was fine)
RAX80 router. Firmware Version V1.0.1.56_1.0.23
Several Linux computers (none running Windows presently. occasionally one will be booted, but for the most part only linux, lots of wifi lights, thermostat, rokus, a home NAS for storage).

Summary:
I recently changed routers from an Asus ROG GT-AC5300 over to the RAX80. In doing so, I had to set everything up to use the new network 10.0.0.x as the Asus used 192.168.1.x. Everything seems to be going fine except two things that are likely easy to solve but I don't see it.

#1 - This darn auto lock/logout on the router interface! Is there any way to set it to 30mins at least before it makes me re-login? Not a "problem" but annoying when you keep coming back to the tab


#2-Dynamic DNS . With Asus I could use Google (https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6147083?hl=en) and that enabled me to use my own domain address. Now with the RAX80, my only options are Netgear, NoIP or DynDNS. There's not even the option to set it up as the Google link I provided shows. Is there a workaround?

#3 - DNS not routing inside the network (behind my router). Hopefully, I named that correctly. Let me explain. When I had the Asus router, I could "ping diskstation" (which is the name of my NAS) and it would return results. Or I could ping a local computer "ping Robert" and it would find that address inside my network and return. I could also smb map or hit the local webpage for the NAS (https://diskstation.local:5001/ was my bookmark). Now with the RAX80 to find it, I have to go to the ip address (https://10.0.0.5:5001/ ) Any ideas what I'm missing?


My findings so far are not great. :( (Hopefully it's ok to link to the thread on Netgear community I posted. If not, feel free to edit this or let me know and I can remove this link.)

#1 - Nope. No way to change the lockout time.
#2 - Nope.
#3 - Nope. Netgear doesn't handle that.
 

pod3545

Occasional Visitor
My findings so far are not great. :( (Hopefully it's ok to link to the thread on Netgear community I posted. If not, feel free to edit this or let me know and I can remove this link.)

#1 - Nope. No way to change the lockout time.
#2 - Nope.
#3 - Nope. Netgear doesn't handle that.

Here are some workarounds:
#1 - Nope. none determined yet.
#2 - Since I have a Synology NAS, there is a setting in the DSM Contol Panel> External Access> DDNS and you can set up the DDNS from there. Lots of preconfigured hosts or create your own!
#3 - You could set up your own DHCP server on the Synology NAS then install DNS Server package as well and configure it (remembering to turn off DHCP on the Netgear router!). This kind of seems like a bit of work to just get the ability to resolve hostnames. I think it might just be easier to update the bookmarks I have for internal sites.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
#2) Run a DDNS client on one of your computers (or your NAS if it supports it). Your router is limited to what the manufacturers decides to support.

#3) What you want is the ability to resolve LAN hostnames. No idea if Netgear's dnsmasq is configured to allow this, a Netgear owner will have to answer this.
 

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