Here’s a tip for all DD-WRT router users out there who want to block ads. Install Pixelserv onto your DD-WRT router. What can Pixelserv do that others can’t in terms of ads blocking?
- Pixelserv will block ads from all devices within your network while ad-block-plus addon for Firefox is only for the browser and host file editing can only help per machine.
- Pixelserv doesn’t degrade your web browsing experience. On the other hand, host file editing method can sometimes worsen web browsing experience due to a brief delay while browser waits for DNS request time out from those ad servers. A quick trip to thetvdb.com is an example why I wouldn’t recommend to use host file editing method in terms of ad blocking. The site loads so slowly.
Here’s a link to details intructions how to install pixelserv onto your DD-WRT router. If you decide to take on the tip, please tell us your experience.