I have a Google Wifi Mesh setup that has controls that allow me to turn the internet on or off for certain devices on a schedule.
This enables me to turn off the internet for periods when I want my kids to spend time off of the internet.
Now that school is back in session, however, my kids need to use the internet to do their homework. When I turn the internet on for their homework they have all of the temptations to not do the homework (Discord, etc). What I need is a way to turn on the internet with content filtering enabled during the time they are doing homework.
Because Google Wifi does not support content filtering, my idea to fill this need would be to set up a second "homework only" wifi hotspot that I could leave on all of the time. On this "homework only" wifi I would configure OpenDNS to provide strict content filtering.
I purchased an inexpensive Netgear router for this purpose and have managed to connect it to the internet through the ethernet port on the Google Wifi. In order to get this to work I had to set the Netgear router to "bridge" mode.
After having set up the DNS settings on the Netgear router to use the OpenDNS settings, I am still not getting the filtering from OpenDNS. I believe that is because I am bridging the Netgear router to the Google Wifi and it is using the DNS settings from Google Wifi instead.
Has anyone else done this or have a solution? At this point I'm wiling to buy additional hardware, etc, to get this to work.
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