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Old 06-19-2012, 06:59 AM
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Default Configure RT-N66U for bonjour [solved]

I bought a RT-N66U for my network. The network consists mostly of different models of Apple computers. Most of them connected to to WIFI but some connected with cable. The problem is that bonjour does not seems to work properly.

The ones connected to WIFI can "see" each other but the ones connected through cable can not be seen from one of the wireless computers. Even strager is that if the ones connected through cable is restarted it shows up in the bonjour list. After a while it disappears again.

Any help with this would be much appreciated!
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:20 PM
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Can't really blame ASUS for not properly configuring the computers. With properly configured DNS on all clients bonjour seems to work.
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Can't really blame ASUS for not properly configuring the computers. With properly configured DNS on all clients bonjour seems to work.
Some confusion here...

Bonjour is Apple's implementation of ZeroConf. It doesn't use DNS to work. You can't configure a DNS to work with Bonjour. That's not how zeroconf works.

Unlike a DNS where there's a central server you ask to resolve a query.
With ZeroConf all clients provide their own server and it uses multicast to know where to query.

As such, with bonjour, a router isn't involved in the discovery process

For more info on how it works:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zerocon...t_DNS.2FDNS-SD
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There was some confusion indeed..

If you had a faulty dns entry on the client the bonjour did not work properly. As soon as I changed the dns enty to a proper one bonjour is solid as a rock. It seems like it shouldn't be that way but that solved my issue.

Maybe it was the client trying the dns and the wait for a timeout made the preformance suck. Some one with a deeper knowledge of Apple networking than me might be able to explain it.
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There was some confusion indeed..

If you had a faulty dns entry on the client the bonjour did not work properly. As soon as I changed the dns enty to a proper one bonjour is solid as a rock. It seems like it shouldn't be that way but that solved my issue.

Maybe it was the client trying the dns and the wait for a timeout made the preformance suck. Some one with a deeper knowledge of Apple networking than me might be able to explain it.
I apologize for sounding like an idiot, but what might make a DNS entry 'faulty' or 'proper'? I'm trying to get Bonjour working on this router and I haven't figured out a solution yet.
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The DNS address that I had configured on the client did not point to a DNS server. When the client tried to resolve the address to an IP-address it probably had to wait for the DNS request to timeout. That probably made the bonjour sluggish. With a client with a properly configured DNS-setting everything worked as expected.

Hopefully this helps!

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