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


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.


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.

Problems with installing PiHole on Stretch

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?


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 DNS. I had to do this for my work computer.