Less internet usage while asleep?
When checking pi.hole, after waking up for the night, there are about 8,000 'requests' from
www.googleadservices.com being blocked. It starts around 22:00 and ends around 3:00.
Other then whitelisting this, Any insight? Ty
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Try configure the router like described in below FAQ instead of pointing the WAN DNS part of the router to Pi-hole.
That way you'll be able to see from which device/IP those DNS queries are coming from.
Generally, there are three different methods that will enable devices on your network to be protected by Pi-hole.
1. Define Pi-hole's IP address as the only DNS entry in the router
Only is italicized here for a reason: Pi-hole needs to be the only DNS server because it intercepts queries and decides whether or not they should be blocked. If you have other DNS servers configured, you may be sent to the correct domain, bypassing Pi-hole completely.
Because of this, we…
Thank you very much for offering your assistance on this request. I really appreciate your willingness to help out.
Reading the FAQs better and saw
"Log into your router’s configuration page and find the DHCP/DNS settings. Note: make sure you adjust this setting under your LAN settings and not the WAN."
My router GUI (r7000) doesn't seem to have a LAN DNS, just a "internet" DNS.
LAN DNS server for local names on Netgear R7000
Suppose I'll just enable DHCP on the Pi-hole.
Yeah, if the router doesnt have settings to push Pi-hole's IP address to the clients as a DNS server through DHCP, thats the only alternative if want to figure out which device is doing those DNS queries:
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