When an SSID is configured in NAT mode, wireless clients will point to the MR access point (AP) as their DNS server. The AP then acts as a DNS proxy, and will forward clients' DNS queries to its configured DNS server. This article shows how to set custom DNS servers for a NAT mode SSID, rather than using the AP's DNS server. This is typically used to forward NAT mode SSID clients to a DNS server with custom content filtering.
- Navigate to Wireless > Configure > Access control in Dashboard
- Choose the desired SSID from the drop-down menu at the top of the page
- Under Client IP and VLAN, select Meraki AP assigned (NAT mode)
- For Custom DNS servers, enter the preferred custom DNS IP addresses. A maximum of 2 DNS servers can be specified
- Click Save to apply the settings
Note: Wireless clients will still be assigned the AP's internal IP 10.128.128.128 as their DNS server IP. This configuration customizes the destination server of the AP's DNS proxy.