No adds blocked, a lot of queries though

Expected Behaviour:
expecting to block ads and numbers in dashboard to rise (queries blocked - percentage blocked)

Actual Behaviour:
queries: 736
queries blocked: 0
percentage blocked: 0

Debug Token:

pi-hole ip: (dedicated)
pi-hole is not the DHCP server
only my pc connects to the pi-hole with ip:
ip4-DNS: (not encrypted)
DNS is manually altered
ip6 is off is black listed, just to see if that works

queries are now 832 but still 0%

thanks in advance for helping me out.

if it helps, 2 nslookup:

my dashboard:

based on your nslookup command, your machine is NOT using pihole ( as DNS. If you are using Windows try the command ipconfig /all and it will show you your current DNS server. Hopefully a forum developer will give you more details explanation as to why when they look at your debug token.

Good luck

hi smurf and thx for your quick answer.

my ipconfig /all shows the dns is ip-hole....i guess
i see what you think, the in the dnslookup. dunno where that comes from... i investigate further

does the come from here?:

You mentioned IPv6 is off, but your GW is pointing to both IPv4 and IPv6. I would also uncheck IPv6 on the pihole GUI if you're not using IPv6

Thank you smurf. I changed that... see the results:

now lets hope my numbers go up in the dashboard......

I will post the result in an hour or so

good job...:smile: now add unbound and wireguard and you're all set to go

hmmm, still everything is replied bij nothing blocked.

there must be something i am missing, what could be wrong???

Here are a couple of things I would check

  1. Your router DHCP settings and make sure pihole is the ONLY DNS server
  2. Your adlists
  3. Go to Tools / Tail pihole.log and see if anything is being blocked

I noticed your dashboard domain on adlists is only 189.926. On mine I have 1,746,106. Below is my domain adlists

Thanks for the advice smurf.

I had the router DHCP correctly installed, but my wife couldn't work from home anymore. So i changed it back to original settings. BUT my laptop is now the only one i connect (actively) to the pi by manually changed the IP settings (IP still by DHCP but DNS manually).

  • ipconfig / renew

  • ipconfig /all shows DNS is pihole (

  • adlist, i didn't change anything there, if you have 1,7M and mine is only 189K, then that is a good place to start looking.

  • Tail pihole.log ,


i am gonna reset the nnumbers.

Thanks SMURF for your help so far!

Check your groups. If you've defined groups, but haven't made your devices members of a group, it potentially won't block anything.

If you haven't manually set up any groups, ignore this. :slight_smile:

I think you're on the right track.

Your above nslookup result has shown the device it was run from was using Google's DNS servers (

How did you address that?

Your debug log shows your router to distribute two public DNS servers:

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Discovering active DHCP servers (takes 10 seconds)
   Scanning all your interfaces for DHCP servers
   * Received 300 bytes from eth0:
     Offered IP address:
     DHCP options:
      Message type: DHCPOFFER (2)
      --- end of options ---

Seems you've addressed that already :wink:

I did made groups, like my name and IoT group but didnt place any devices in there yet. i wasn't ready with renaming all the devices (pi isnt my DHCP so names were unknown).
I removed all the groups and placed everything in the default group. but this was yesterday. today it still didnt work.

i think the came from my DHCP server which had a 2nd DNS server ..... were PI was the first.
I think it was still in the IP cache after i changed it to only one DNS (PI) when i runned dnslookup.
After that i run ipconfig /renew and it showed the correct DNS.

Thanks for your reply

At this time my numbers are like this:

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