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Best way of using dnsfilter on merlin for smartDNS and pihole ?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by vw-kombi, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. vw-kombi

    vw-kombi Regular Contributor

    Apr 13, 2018
    I use skynet and Fresh QOS (if that has any bearing on this).

    I have just installed 2 new pihole instances - and (secondary dns backup - one on UnRaid docker, on a dedicated rasberry Pi).
    I currently have the router dns set to
    I currently have the DHCP DNS set to and (and disabled advertised router ip address)
    This all works, clients have the correct 2 pihols dns only.

    I also have edits in dnsmasq.conf.add for my 6 roku devices to use a smartDNS service.
    I came across the dnsfilter stuff today (not sure how I missed that before).
    Could I delete the edits in the dnsmasq.conf.add, then enable dnsfilter ? After reading the doco, it seems I can enable the filtering, then set global filter mode to router ("Router" will force clients to use the DNS provided by the router's DHCP server), then add 6 entries for the MAC addresses of the roku's, and set then to Custom 1, with custom1 being the dns ip for the smartDNS service.

    Am I going around this the right way ?
    Vexira likes this.
  2. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    United Kingdom