Synology DiskStation as DHCP and DNS Server at Home

I recently decided to take advantage of the Synology DiskStation’s DNS app, for a variety of reasons.  This led me to switch to using the DiskStation for DHCP too, as I find the reservation system on the Netgear router extremely cumbersome†.

There are many articles on the Internet covering aspects of this, but they all seemed to fall short of some critical steps, so I thought I’d try and create an absolute step-by-step guide that covers everything.  So it will be rather verbose!  That said, some familiarity with what DNS is and how it works is a must… if DNS is a complete and utter mystery to you, I don’t recommend reading any further.

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