FAQ

Is the HDA supposed to be the DHCP/DNS server for my home network?

Turning off the DHCP in your router and using the Amahi HDA's one is the recommended setup.

A lot of the benefits of having an Amahi HDA are derived from the fact that it makes networking simpler through being the DHCP and DNS server in the network. Most of our hundreds of users do this and also rely on it to be running it 24x7, so it's quite well tested.

This makes the network a first-class network, with DHCP-requested names automatically becoming DNS names within your chosen home domain, networking booting (PXE), etc., etc.

With this, we aim to not have to type IP addresses again :-)

Here are the tradeoffs if you would like to only use some of the functionality.

Updated almost 5 years ago

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