Hello everyone, I apologize if my questions have been asked and posted here before. I am not an experienced user so I would appreciate the help.
I have a Netgear 6700v3 router running DD-WRT and I am trying to use a pihole on my network but I keep getting the following issues over and over no matter how many times I have tried to install a fresh pihole installation on raspberry pi 3 or raspberry pi 4 or even on my openmediavault using docker.
a list of Individual clients to be listed on the pihole web interface
Pihole web interface to load up
- The pihole dashboard shows only one client connected which is the router and all DNS requests are coming from the router instead of listing individual clients.
- The pihole web interface is not reachable or extremely slow in loading. This happens frequently and randomly regardless of the hardware i am running the pihole on. Which tells me that it must be something that I am doing wrong. The strange part is that while the interface does not load or extremely slow to load, the pihole is functioning properly and logging DNS requests.
Please see below my current settings on the router and on the pihole:
The setting on my dd-wrt router are as follows: ( also see attached screenshots)
DHCP server: enabled
router IP address is 192.168.11.11
Static DNS1: 192.168.11.75 ( this is the pihole ip address)
Static DNS2: 188.8.131.52
Static DNS3: 184.108.40.206
Use DNSMasq for DNS: enabled
Forced DNS redirection: enabled
Under the SERVICES tab:
I have Dnsmasq enabled
No DNS Rebind enabled
Query DNSin strict order enabled
Additional Dnsmasq Options: dhcp-option=6,192.168.11.75
DHCP IP Range is :
Start IP Address
End IP Address
The pihole settings are attached. DHCP is disabled on the pihole.
Only custom DNS is selected on the pihole interface and it is set to the router’s IP address
What I am trying to achieve is to have the pihole display each client individually on its web interface.
And if anyone might have a clue why the pihole web interface is extremely slow when loading or sometimes does not load at all.
Thank you all in advance for the help. Much appreciated