You can set up multiple configurations in NextDNS, each with different block lists. These configurations map neatly to the Access Control profiles on the pcWRT router. As a result, you can apply different NextDNS filtering configurations to different devices on your network directly from the router, without the need to set up NextDNS on each individual device.
I’ll use two NextDNS configurations as examples here: a parental configuration that only blocks security/privacy threats, and a children’s configuration that also blocks inappropriate websites for children.
We’ll configure the router to use DNS over HTTPS, which not only eliminates the need to link an IP address or set up DDNS for your NextDNS configuration, but also provides more privacy protection by encrypting the DNS queries.
Here are the steps.