I have Pi-Hole set up at work to act as DHCP and DNS server for devices on an isolated network. My work machine is connected to the isolated network via a USB NIC and the RJ45 connector on my work machine is connected to the corporate network.
Pi-Hole and the firewall settings don’t get along to well and causes my browsing experience to slow down. When I
pihole -t, all I see are queries and forwards, I never see any caches-nor does the GUI show any. When Pi-Hole is plugged in and I run
nslookup from my work machine, it returns Pi-Hole network info. If I unplug Pi-Hole and run
nslookup, it points to the corporate DNS server (I assume) and my browsing experience returns to normal. I wouldn’t have expected all my browsing traffic to go through Pi-Hole since it’s on a different subnet (192.186 versus 10.113) and NIC.
I really only need Pi-Hole for the DNS/DHCP features for the devices on my isolated network. What is the best way to configure Pi-Hole to work best with corporate network settings that I have no control over? Is Pi-Hole the best solution for what I"m trying to do? I guess I could just leave it unplugged when I don’t need to use it.
Thanks in advance.