NEXTDNS and * blocking

I recently started looking more closely at my NextDNS logs/analytics and noticed a LOT of * entries.

I am using OPNSense on my router and directly all DNS through NextDNS. However I am using my Orbi Wifi as purely an AP. They seem to be the culprits behind all those netgear entries.

So I added * to my Denylist… 24 hours later over 50% of my blocks are due to *

WOW… anyone else seeing this - and also WHY is netgear generating so many transactions - especially since it is JUST being used as an AP?