No ads being blocked
I have spectrum, and their router. I can’t manually set the ip for DNS server but I turned off DHCP for the router and enabled it on the pi.
I tried to read through similar posts but was unable to figure out what I needed to do differently. I followed this website exactly: https://blog.cryptoaustralia.org.au/instructions-for-setting-up-pi-hole/
After that, I added a bunch of blocklists recommended on this site and reddit, and then added some common whitelists as well.
I restarted my computer and phone which are the devices I’m using to test. Mostly I’m going to sites I know have a lot of ads, and on my admin page for the pihole I see that I have new leases for these devices
Fyi, I’m somewhat tech savvy but completely new to using a pi