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Ok I'm configuring this router to be a "router" and not a gateway. What I want to do is setup a static DNS server where any address forwards to a specific IP

AKA Putting a * in the host file that maps to a particular ip.

This is using the stock firmware and I can't edit that, any ideas on how to achieve what I want to do?
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DD-WRT time?
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As I stated, I can't change the firmware.
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Are you looking to have the router be a DNS server then? It might not be possibly under the stock firmware, for that you might need to use DD-WRT. Option 2 would be to have DHCP point to an actual DNS server; one that can store many entries (or of course store many wrong entries, such as making "meatspin.com" redirect to google.com).
    
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What you're looking for is a static route.

You can do this from the router itself or directly from any computer on your network, without the need of the router.

You want to create a default route to point to your DNS server as the gateway. You can manually add this through the router's GUI or in Windows with the "route" command from CMD.

I do however believe that what you intend to do would not work, since say after resolving google.com to 74.125.227.49 or whatever, the static route would try to forward any traffic intended for 74.125.227.49 to your DNS server, which if not configured to forward traffic with another static route would simply drop the packet since it does not have anywhere to send it.
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