Pihole on a Raspberry Pi 1?

#1

Is an Rpi1 powerful enough / capable of running Pi-Hole and PiVPN?

I have an old Rpi1 just collecting dust and would like to put it to use?

My only concern is the use of a Wi-Fi dongle…could this cause a bottle neck in my network?
I use Pihole as DHCP server as ISP provided router is very much locked down.

What model Raspberry Pi should I use for Pi-hole?
#2

I’m using the original Pi 1 model B, runs perfectly now with FTL

Mine is wired though

#3

How did you wore a Pi1?
Usb ethernet adapter?

#4

It has an ethernet port

#5

That’s not a Pi1 then is it?
I didn’t think the 1st Pi had an Ethernet port?

#6

The original Pi 1 Model B has ethernet port yes, if yours doesn’t it’s not the Pi 1 B

EDIT - Model A doesn’t seem to have a LAN port, Model B does

Model A

Model B
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-1-model-b/

#7

You are right, it seems I have a Model A, not a Model B.
No idea if its a Gen 1 or 1+

I think the evolution and naming etc had me all confused…I thought it was a ‘Rpi 2 - model A’, but in actual fact its the other way…if I am interpreting it all correctly…i.e. I have a Model A, 2nd Generation.

Man the internet is weird.

So, back to topic.
If I do indeed have a Model A, 1st Generation (256 RAM, no LAN port), will Pihole run OK on this?

#8

Don’t see why not other than not having the LAN port, which you could solve with a USB > Ethernet adapter it seems to have the same specs as Model B minus a USB port

Wireless might have high latency issues, but give it a shot, nothing to lose trying