Multiple Devices with different DNS??

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  • May 13, 2020 at 2:00 am

    I am using the free DNS and trying to figure out how to configure things so that I can have one device set to Adult (mostly because I want to allow one of my kids some ability to interact with particular youtube channels under supervision) — but I want the rest set to Family.(Dealing with two laptops, two iphones, and an ipad).

    So, I am wondering — can I set the router to Adult and the rest of the devices to family? Or if I set the router, do all devices have to use the same DNS?

    Do I need to leave the router as is (no clean browsing), and just set all the devices to either adult or family (and forget about setting the router up at all). OR, can I have the router on family and just set one device to Adult?

    I’d like to have the router filtering if possible — but do want to somehow be able to access youtube comments when we want to.

    I don’t feel like we need the paid plan at this point, because really the youtube comments are the only thing we can’t see that we need to sometimes.



    May 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Yes, you can. Some routers even support VLANS or separated networks, allowing you to create a network for kids and one for adults. If your router does not support it, you can override the DNS settings on each device separately (either via our App or by changing the DNS locally).

    On my network at home, I set the most strict filter at the router level and on my laptop, I have a less strict version.


    June 30, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    This can be done if your router allows allocating specific dns servers on device level.

    My Asus router can do this. Enable ‘manual settings’ in the LAN tab, find the device you want to assign Cleanbrowser dns (Adult or family dns, which ever you want) and add this in the table. Click ‘+’ and ‘apply or save‘ and job done…

    Asus Manual setup Dns

    Flush dns settings and now this device will only be able to surf with the filter set you chose.

    More info in this link:
    Good luck!