How to use NextDNS on your GL.iNet Convexa-B (GL-B1300) OpenWrt router

This is a translation of an excerpt adapted from my review of GL.iNet Convexa-B (GL-B1300) router. As of writing, I'm using the official GL.iNet firmware version 3.104 (pre-release). This tutorial might work on other GL.iNet routers. I don't guarantee anything, so do this at your own risk.

If you already use GL.iNet Convexa-B (GL-B1300) router, you might already be aware that on the GL.iNet’s Admin Panel (not the LuCI version), there’s a toggle to activate DNS over TLS from Cloudflare.


But what if I want to use other DNS provider such as NextDNS? I personally prefer NextDNS because it can also act as a DNS sinkhole. I’ve also paid for NextDNS Pro subscription. It’d be a shame if I don’t use it to its full potential 😛

Can we use NextDNS instead of Cloudflare? Yes, we can. It’s much easier if you’re on the latest version of vanilla OpenWrt, I believe you can just install luci-app-nextdns. If you want to stay on the official GL.iNet version (which is still using OpenWrt 15.05 as of July 2020), it’s a little more involved.

The way I use NextDNS is by modifying the configuration file to change the DNS server info from Cloudflare’s to NextDNS’. This way I can still toggle DNS over TLS easily from the Custom DNS Server menu.

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Review router GL.iNet Convexa-B (GL-B1300)

Saya pernah menulis dua artikel mengenai DNS sinkhole:

Nah kali ini saya ingin mencoba solusi yang ketiga, yaitu router yang mendukung enkripsi DNS secara native.

Saya memutuskan untuk mencoba router GL.iNet Convexa-B (GL-B1300). Saya beli dari Jakmall karena waktu saya cek-cek harga, harganya paling murah di situ.

Kenapa saya tertarik dengan GL-B1300? Karena router tersebut menggunakan OpenWrt.

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