Netgear R7000/AC1900 (10.0.0.1); and Raspberry Pi (10.0.0.4) running Pi-hole.
Pi-hole running DNS and DHCP
Unable to apply changes to the Lan Setup page on Netgear while DNS of the router is pointing to Ph-hole. When trying to disable DHCP on the router, I get an “IP conflict” error when trying to apply the change (or any changes on the Lan Setup page.)
Unable to communicate with Pi-hole if DHCP is disabled on the router (even with DHCP enabled on Pi-hole)
- On the Internet Setting page, temporarily remove Pi-hole’s IP address from the Internet Settings page on the router, apply change.
- On the LAN Setup page, keep DHCP enabled on the router, however configure the range of IP addresses to a single IP address, i.e., From 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.2.
- To prevent the router from assigning IP addresses, I reserved the static IP address 10.0.0.2 (or whatever subnet you’re using) to a fake/made-up MAC address (only using Hex characters of course), with the name, Null. (I gave it this name, but you can use any name you like.)
- Apply the change, and then,
- On the Internet Setting page, add Pi-hole’s IP address back to the DNS settings on the Internet Setup page.