Am using a Netgear R8500, stock current firmware, and have the pihole IP set as the only DNS entry. R8500 is the DHCP server and I prefer NOT to use pihole. Mixture of wired and wireless devices - almost 30 in total (am only concerned currently with 5 wired Windows machines and 5 wireless Android -2 phones & 3 Tablets)
Using a physical pi 3b
Network is 192.168.1.0/24, router is .1 pihole is .50
Pi-hole should be blocking ads from ALL devices connected to my home network.
Each client should be listed, by name, on the Network Overview page and shown as using pihole.
Pi-hole blocks ads across all devices, wired and wireless perfectly.
On the Network Overview page, it reports the router as using pihole but lists only 2 wired devices, by ip, as not using pihole. Router itself reports almost 30
Tried setting up conditional forwarding on the DNS page but this creates massive traffic logging so is obviously creating a loop.
Using Local network 192.168.1.0/24 IP address of router 192.168.1.1
If I manually set the pihole ip as the dns server on the windows ethernet controller (Use the following DNS server addresses). Then flush and renew DNS the pihole will correctly report, on Network Overview, that the device is using the pihole.
Suspect the issue is related to the R8500 having no access to dnsmasq on stock firmware