The modem should be able to handle everyday traffic via pihole . Its not like I am asking it to query hundreds of millions of requests on massive files.
I have a ActionTec modem that has dual band wifi routing capabilities. I used to have an asuse r6400 but that thing literally fell over and died last week. So I just changed the modem from pass through mode to router, set the dns to point to my piHole @ 10.0.0.30 as static and let er rip. Yes I know 192.168.x.x is the norm but I vpn to a 192.168.x.x for work and this just makes things work at less of a hassle.
Instead of very quick internet like I did using the modem in passthrough, I am getting massive lag spokes and a very slow pihole update. Sometimes websites take a minute+ to load, other times its about 10 seconds (not terrible but it used to be seamless browsing). Updates for the ph used to take about 30 seconds, now I am lucky if it is complete in under 5 minutes. Yes I konw I am running a larger amount of domains to block (about 1.3m), it still didnt start slowing down my internet until I took the r6400 out of the picture.
Long story short I am pretty low on cash so I would prefer to not go out and buy another router, but I feel like this may be the case that somewhere somehow the modem just wont handle the pi.
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