Run Pi-hole as local DNS server

Run Pi-hole as local DNS server
Run Pi-hole as local DNS server
2020-01-24 14:52:44
Model: Archer C7
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 1.0.11

Hi I have an Archer C7 V5 (IP: 192.168.1.1, Mask: 255.255.255.0).

 

I would like to run a Pi-hole (IP: 192.168.1.2) as a local DNS server, so I can allocate sensible names to my local devices and block outgoing DNS lookup requests for adverts, etc.

 

But the Archer C7 doesn't seem to allow a DNS server on the same subnet. Why not? - Is there a good reason for this?

 

So how do I add the Pi-hole to my setup without:

 

  • configuring each internal device individually to point to the Pi-hole for DNS.
  • OR, without resorting to installing OpenWRT on the Archer C7.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re:Run Pi-hole as local DNS server
2020-07-01 09:27:22

@Tuxian I have the same issue with the Archer C80; It won't accept the pi-hole ip-adress as a DNS server. Defeats the whole purpose of having one...

 

This is the second option that's not working in the C80. Port forwarding VPN ports also doesn't work. It's pretty a crappy router.

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