Hello. so, I'm new to pi-hole, and I've finished going through the instructions on the home page and done some testing. First thing I've noticed: no ads are being blocked. So, I was unable to change my router's primary DNC server through its settings, so I disabled its DHCP and enabled pi-hole's one. I've already tried searching on these forums for an answer but got none. I tried going through this solution here to try and block youtube ads: How do I block ads on YouTube?, but that didn't work. The admin console does have connections to it, and has incoming queries and is blocking some, but those clearly aren't the ads that are being blocked. No idea what to do here. Please help me out.
Ads should be blocked.
Ads don't get blocked at all. Clients, queries and blocked queries are registering on the admin console, though.
Currently the only device I'm testing this on is my PC, and yes I did reboot it whenever I made a change to the router & pihole. I ran ipconfig /all and it said that my DNC servers are my pi's IPv6 (1st line) and IPv4 (2nd line) addresses, and my DHCP server is my IPv4 address. nslookup pi.hole and the other one returned the same addresses. You think this might have something to do with pi-hole prioritising the IPv6 address over IPv4?
I dont know how nslookup is supposed to be a test... even with those different domains... whenever I put in a different domain it just says that domain besides Name:, and that's all that changes. Same goes for the IPv4 and 6 addresses.
Anyway, as for another example place besides youtube that has ads, there's Outlook; sign in to your email inbox and ads appear on the right hand side: https://outlook.live.com/
Are you sure only the Pi-hole ipv4 and ipv6 addresses are displayed in the DNS section when running ipconfig /all and no others like Google's 220.127.116.11 ?
That site loads without a single ad for me.
If your PC is configured to use the other DNS server (18.104.22.168) as well, ads will still leak through.
This will not happen when you configure Pi-hole to be the DHCP server instead of your router.
Yes; the pi-hole ipv4 and ipv6 addresses are the only ones displayed in the DNS section of ipconfig /all.
I already have.. I turned off my router's DHCP, inputted the default settings for that into pi-hole's DHCP settings, turned it on, applied, and restarted my system. My system is listed under Currently active DHCP leases along with many others.
Does the DHCP server section in ipconfig /all, display the Pi-hole IP address ?
I have no clue were you're Windows box is getting that DNS server 22.214.171.124 from.
It certainly is not Pi-hole's DHCP service pushing that 126.96.36.199 IP to its clients as proven by the ipconfig /all output.
If nslookup pi.hole is using that 188.8.131.52 address for DNS resolution, you can be sure that all software will query this not Pi-holed DNS server.
Sorry but maybe someone else has an answer.
No, the PC/clients can aquire ipv6 IP details using regular ipv4 DHCP.
Thats the upstream DNS server that Pi-hole is using:
Client --> Pi-hole --> Upstream DNS --> root DNS servers
Thats partly your personal chose, stability, privacy, or maybe the one thats fastest.
I am using the ISP provided ones like so:
Client --> Pi-hole --> Router DNS --> ISP provided DNS --> root DNS servers