Changing the internal Static IP


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Expected Behaviour:

Pi-Hole to block ads while connected

Actual Behaviour:

Not blocking all ads

Debug Token:


I am unsure where to change the system IP to the new IP.


I’m thinking it’s an easy change, but I’m just not sure where to make it


Pi-hole does not manage your system’s IP address, it just remembers it so it can display it on the dashboard and use it when blocking domains in an IP-based blocking mode.

That being said, you may have some luck with pihole -r.


Ensure you have a static or reserved IP established, either in your Pi configuration or by reserving the IP from the router. Note that IP and the interface, then run pihole -r and select “reconfigure”. Then choose the IP and interface that you reserved.

From your debug log, the IPv4 address bound to the eth0 interface is: does not match the IP found in /etc/pihole/setupVars.conf

and your Pi-Hole is configured to listen on:



Thanks! I’ll run the reconfigure and go from there.


OK, I ran the reconfigure and when I look at my pihole log file, nothing is going through. Could this be due to the fresh install of my piVPN? I believe that there is something that I need to change, but I can’t find documentation on it.


Please generate a new debug log, upload it and post the new token.


Here you go!




Ok, I know that I’m missing something simple that I need to change in order to point the VPN to the pi-hole, but I’m not seeing where I need to change this.


That appears to have fixed the problem - Pi-Hole is now correctly blocking queries.

What guide are you using to setup a VPN to route traffic back to Pi-Hole?


I had just reinstalled piVPN and I didn’t follow any other guide. I think there’s something that I have to change again, but I can’t recall what it is.


Take a look at the setup in this guide.


Thanks again! I knew it was something simple and I just didn’t see it! I appreciate all the help again!

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