using Netgear/OpenDNS with ROKU

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    rotblitz

    Roku.com is categorized as "Software/Technology", but this category is not included in the "high" filtering settings, so you do not need to unblock it if you use "high". Only if you have the "Software/Technology" category blocked, you'll want to add roku.com to your "never block" list at your dashboard.
    http://domain.opendns.com/roku.com

    If media content is bocked, do the same, either unblock the related category, or add the domain name hosting the content to your "always block" list.

    "still allow some content"

    "Some content" is not really precise enough to provide you with more details.  Also, OpenDNS as DNS service is not about "content", but about domain names where content is hosted on.

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    rotblitz

    I said: or add the domain name hosting the content to your "always block" list.

    But I meant: or add the domain name hosting the content to your "never block" list, of course.

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    Chris Frost

    Hello,

    This is a tricky one to answer because not only would you need to whitelist the domains that Roku itself uses. But also all of the domains that the the streaming services use, i.e Netflix, Hulu, etc. I would recommend making sure that you unblock the categories the streaming services are currently categorized under. 

    Do you currently having issues using Roku with your "high" filtering settings?

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    badhaskins

    I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd give it a shot - I want to effectively block the internet on a schedule for all kids devices, but not my devices - including our xbox (used for TV and movies), roku (netflix, hbogo, etc) my PC, mobile, etc. My kids have PCs, tablets and phones - both hardwired and wireless. I have tried port-blocking (1-65535) by IP address (fixed IPs for kids) but that hasn't worked. So, I'm trying parental controls on my Netgear R7000 - but I can't find a way to block all internet for only their devices with Parental controls (Youtube and Netflix are the biggest latenight offenders). Any ideas?

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    rotblitz

    You cannot find a way, because there is no way to achieve it as you want.

    Theoretically you could work with bypass accounts, but because you cannot use bypass accounts on devices (Xbox, ROKU) where you cannot login to them with Genie, your goals cannot be achieved with LPC.

    Especially, you cannot block the internet connection with LPC.  You can block access to certain domains in certain categories only.
     

    Another approach would be to not use LPC, but normal OpenDNS.  Then you can configure each device what to use, OpenDNS with content (domain) filtering, or using another DNS service (e.g. your ISP's) for the devices you don't want to be controlled by your OpenDNS settings.  But this again does not come with time based schedules.

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