News How to Blocks Ads Network-Wide With Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi

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Nice article. Been using a pi hole connected to my router for ages but wasn't aware of the whitelist domain option, so good catch! 👍
 

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Nice article. Been using a pi hole connected to my router for ages but wasn't aware of the whitelist domain option, so good catch! 👍
How often do you encounter sites that don't function due to the pi-hole?
I'd love to do it but with the non-techies in my household, the tech support job is mine...lol
 
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How often do you encounter sites that don't function due to the pi-hole?
I'd love to do it but with the non-techies in my household, the tech support job is mine...lol
I've been using pi-hole for about 2 years now and I've never encountered a site not working. The main issues is with my wife browsing Etsy and Instagram and not being able to go to the ad sites (she regularly tells me). Also, sponsored links in Google searches don't work, but that's it from our experience.
 

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How often do you encounter sites that don't function due to the pi-hole?
I'd love to do it but with the non-techies in my household, the tech support job is mine...lol

Many times. As an example a redirect from deal websites like slickdeals will not work. I guess these redirects are tracked for hits and sale etc. My wife mostly browses on her phone. She deafeats or rather works around the pihole block by turning off wifi (much to my frustration, :) )
 
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Sadly i buyed Rpi zero for using pi-hole just for one reason... Youtube on Smart TV. But unfortunatly you can't block YouTube videos with Pi-hole. This should be mentioned in article.
 

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Small comment on your whitelisting... If your site serves the ads the whitelisting will work, but as the ads are NOT served by tomshardware.com whitelisting it does nothing...
This. I will happily allow ads directly from Toms or whatever site. It's the third party crap that's the problem. I have a very long whitelist built up in NoScript as I've tailored the minimum to get stuff working.
 

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