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I am really new and think pihole is really cool. I have been reading the FAQs and have found out some good info. I am still a bit confused about whether or not to allow pihole to be the DHCP server or have the router. I have a UniFi USG setup and I use remote VPN on my phone etc.
I saw that I needed to add some of the Plex to the white-list along with Sonarr, and I did that but what about Radarr?
My admin panel seems to show lots of ad content blocked and I can see on the websites(and phone) that the ads are removed..... WAY COOL
Seems to be working
I noticed the following
Plex live tv stops randomly. I use Xfinity/HD homerun/Cable card.
When clicking on a link in an email it sends you to a broken page.
This token is BEFORE I added the plex and sonarr whitelist
This is strictly a user preference - use whichever of the methods meets your needs. Most users who end up using Pi-Hole DHCP do so because (1) their ISP router will not let them assign DNS to Pi-Hole, or (2) their router will not show individual client IPs.
I run several pairs of Pi-Holes, and it is easiest for me to assign static IP's for all the network clients in one place - my router. I see individual client IP's in Pi-Hole, and I have the static IPs mapped to client names in /etc/hosts on the Pi.
If your current configuration provides what you need, stick with it. I do notice in your debug log that the queries shown all appear to originate from the router, when in fact they likely originated at one of the network clients.
Rather than whitelist what others have whitelisted, take a look at what is being blocked and selectively whitelist as necessary. These tools can be quite helpful:
I see now why using pihole as the DNS server is better. I read through the guide and want to use method #2. Here is a link to my routers software. UniFi Custom DHCP
I am a bit confused on what goes in the advanced DHCP options, Just leave it default and put the syntax in the text area?
Also, it want me to define a LAN gateway subnet. I have to have something like 192.168.4.1/29 (only 6) so it doesn't overlap with any other LAN subnet?
And it is forcing me to create a VLAN
I know you don't give router support but maybe it is super simple and you can just tell me.
If they are not internal IP's on your LAN IP range, then you likely have port 53 on the router open to the internet and uninvited clients are using your Pi-Hole. Please upload a new debug log and post the token, along with the output of this command from the Pi terminal: