How to Configure Pi-Hole with pfSense for simple home network


#1

EConfiguring Pi-Hole with pfSense for my home network.

Add the Pi-Hole IP address to pfSense > Services > DHCP Server > DNS Servers.
Do not enable DNS Forwarder.
Do not enable DNS Resolver.
Do not add a DNS entry in the System > General Setup > DNS Server Settings.

Read:

Why Should Pi-hole be my only DNS server?

I am running Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi 3 in a case with heat syncs and a fan to keep it cooled. You can find these on Amazon.


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#2

Thanks for the write up!
Do you know if there is any way to do this and keep all of your/mine DNS entries i have in my pfsense’s DNS resolver conf?


#3

Sorry for the late reply, I am not on my threads all the time.
If I understand you correctly, you want to make sure all use Pi-Hole?

Here is what I did:
On my pfsense I made all of the devices to use a static address. Then I can control whether or not to have it pass through pi-hole or i will bypass pihole and add a simple 8.8.8.8 DNS. I had to do this for my work computer.

-Gary


#4

Can I use pihole with pfsense IPS blocking?