So when I access the command prompt and enter ipconfig/all one of the entries listed is “DNS Server” and IP address 192.168.x.x. I understand that my wireless router is my LAN’s default gateway and acts as the DHCP server – but DNS server? My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium.
Yes, your router could in fact be acting as a DNS server. There are various reasons that it might be doing that, most of them related to speed.
First, let’s quickly review what DNS actually is.