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App vs private dns

Is the benefit of using the app that I can setup per device configurations instead of using the private DNS on android? Also,  if I setup nextdns on the router, all devices behind that router will use the same configuration?

 

Thanks for your time.

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  • Ben Croteau said:
    the benefit of using the app that I can setup per device configurations

    Even without using the nextdns native app, you can create a new configuration for each android device and control the nextdns.io settings for that device independently.

     

    Ben Croteau said:
    if I setup nextdns on the router, all devices behind that router will use the same configuration?

     Depends if the device connected to the router or any app inside the device is instructed to fetch and use the dns server instructions from your router or use its own dns resolvers as set by the app developer. 

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    • bithip thank you. This is what I ended up doing. 1 profile for the kids and one for the adults. Works like a charm. 

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  • I'd say Private DNS or other built in options are likely the best as they are built into the OS's, I wouldn't go with the above mentioned method a device per configuration though as it would get out of hand too easily. You can enter your device name while entering your DoT/DoH (Private DNS/Apple Config/Chrome and other browsers etc) by going that route, you can stil identify devices and know what's doing what but you can simply the process and only take care of a single set of settings.

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