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Jun 2016
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 01:41
I think it's simply not going to work with Ubuntu Mate
Mark Drobnak
@Mcat12
Jun 05 2016 01:49
Oh, I've heard of mate having problems. If you want, you can change to something like raspbian. Or we could try debugging it.
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 11:31
I'm now waiting for DietPi to finish setup, part of which is an auto-install of some form of pi-hole. We'll see how that goes
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 12:15
well, I have a status page now, but nothing is working - seems to have a missing config file - but first, a morning walk to clear the head
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 13:46
so I ran the install routine from pi-hole.net - had to change the dashboard url (admin/index.php vs pihole/index.php) - and it's blocking ads, as long as I manually add the dns to my network settings. But not when I set it from the router... hmmm...
Mark Drobnak
@Mcat12
Jun 05 2016 13:46
Ah, Dietpi... They have a customized version of Pi-hole, which we don't manage or support. I would recommend uninstalling it and installing the official version with curl -L https://install.pi-hole.net | bash. That version that they have is not usually updated when we update ours, and has some other oddities.
You may have to wait for a little bit, or reboot your devices, until they start using the new DNS server.
What router are you using?
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 13:48
Yes, I just did that! The one thing not working is having the Pi serve as DNS for my router. I may try a series of reboots.
Asus
it has a specific DNS server field in the DHCP settings area
Mark Drobnak
@Mcat12
Jun 05 2016 13:50
There is a possibility, if no devices are getting the new DNS server, that for some reason it doesn't play nice with using local addresses for DNS. If you are still unable to get your devices to have the new DNS server
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...within something like half an hour, then look for a setting called DNS rebind or DNS rebind protection. That prevents it from using local servers as DNS, so you have to turn it off.
There are a few routers that don't have the option, like a certain netgear router I was struggling with, so in that case either install a new router firmware or manually set Pi-hole on each device.
Do you have the ISP firmware on your router?
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 13:56
it's the default aSUS firmware - not the ISP's device.
I do have a 'WAN DNS setting' yes/no option. Might change that.
Mark Drobnak
@Mcat12
Jun 05 2016 13:59
I think that's for the router to connect to the internet.
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 14:03
actually, as silly as it seems, that seems to have fixed it. when you set WAN DNS to 'no' it gives you two DNS server fields. I put the pi in the first, left the second blank, applied. The router restarted and seems to be working
no banner ad on CafeMom, laptop or phone
Mark Drobnak
@Mcat12
Jun 05 2016 14:22
Good! Glad I could help.
Glenn Dixon
@dixonge
Jun 05 2016 14:29
and no stupid ad on my radar app on my phone! This is why I set all this up, that one stupid app LOL - Thanks @Mcat12 !