I recently noticed an excessive number of dns queries to dns.msftncsi.com originating from my asus router. A quick google search revealed that this domain is used by Microsoft to check connectivity. Ok, cool, but I would expect the queries to be originating from my Win 10 laptop, not my router. Even with my laptop powered down last night, over 1,200 dns queries originated from my router while I slept. Now I'm both perplexed and concerned. This doesn't seem normal.
Any suggestions or help figuring out why this is happening and how to stop it short of blocking the domain would be super appreciated. Thank you.