Resolving local hostnames from OpenVPN clients

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(moved here from "Asus Routers & Adapters" forum)

I have an ASUS RT-AC86U router, running Merlin 386.1_2. I have enabled the VPN on my router, and I have successfully connected over the WAN from several OpenVPN clients (Android phone, Windows laptop). My clients are able to connect to my LAN devices using the local IP address. They cannot, however, resolve the associated hostnames that I set up in DNSMASQ via my router's "DHCP Server" tab.

I would appreciate any examples for how to solve this. Thank you!


Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Make sure you advertise the DNS to the clients in the server config. Also best to assign a domain name on the LAN page, and use FQDNs when referring to clients at the other end of the tunnel.

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