• Adderbox76
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    8 months ago

    It’s cheaper for me to just bump up my Adguard DNS subscription on my home router. Though I’ve only done limited testing to see how efficient it handles YT ads. (so far seems to work).

    Honestly, the $3 CAD I spend on Adguard DNS through my router has been incredible. I’m flabbergasted when I connect to someone else’s Wi-Fi and see what the Internet looks like outside my door walls.

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      8 months ago

      Are you speaking about Adguard Home? That’s free, if you’re talking about their premium DNS, there are free alternatives with ad-blocking.

      You can’t block Youtube ads via DNS for quite some years now.

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        8 months ago

        Nextdns was $22/year and worked very well for me for 3 years. I maintain my own now, but for many people it’s perfectly fine to pay for a working service, not everyone wants or needs to fine tune their DNS like some. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s better and vice versa.

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        8 months ago

        Never found a free one that works as well at blocking ads and trackers.

              • Appoxo@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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                8 months ago
                1. Depends on the region it’s operated in.
                2. I pulled a number out of my behind :D
                3. [Insert 3rd reason here]
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                  8 months ago
                  1. I doubt you could get that high, honestly. Even at a high energy cost. They sip power.
                  2. Fair enough ;D
                  3. Most compelling reason of all, you’ve changed my mind. ;P
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              8 months ago

              I deployed it for a while on my home server, but in the end, the uptime wasn’t really satisfactory and I didn’t want to lose my ad blocker due to fibre damages due to poor weather or similar issues, so I decided to go for NextDNS.

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                8 months ago

                How can the uptime be not satisfactory.
                If it doesnt work, you either set it up incorrecrly or your server/home infrastructure has issues.

                If the internet goes out due to bad weather, I think I you have other problems than no ad block, no?

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                  8 months ago

                  Not regular bad weather, but torrential weather. ISPs do have downtime once in a while as well.

                  I can only do 3 9s of uptime for now, and it makes enough sense for me to pay for the convenience.