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Setting up Pi-hole

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by NoNameNoNumber, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. maj

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2010

    Posts: 2,053

    Location: Newcastle

    Not noticed any slowdowns or latency on my zero w (but wired).
  2. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 7,401

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Thanks both - in my head it was probably more just stealth justification for wanting another Pi :)

    Only had a pi for couple of days and already have a list of things to try or that I could use it for.

    Next step is likely squid or nginx to help cache steam and psn updates, to reduce the pressure on my crap internet. Thinking a Pi3+ would probably be better for that for the faster Lan if nothing else.
    Last edited: May 1, 2018
  3. MonkeyBasher


    Joined: Dec 4, 2009

    Posts: 228

    I use an original day1 PI1 for my pihole. It sits there on 0% CPU most of the time, shoots up to 2-3% when there is any internet traffic. When running the admin GUI and using the pages it uses between 10-75% CPU but never goes much higher than that.
    With the lists I am using I see it blocking between 15-20% of all requests and my general browsing and initial page loading sped up noticably.
  4. Feek


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 23,947

    Location: In the radio shack

    No difference whatsoever. In fact, my primary Pi-Hole which is providing DNS and DHCP for about 40 devices is running on an original Pi Zero (not even a W).
  5. arfoll


    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 945

    Well a 3B+ will get you much better ethernet, thought its still on USB so it's still comparably bad. Imho for an actual device where you care about networking there are much better boards out there.
  6. Feek


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 23,947

    Location: In the radio shack

    For the amount of traffic, even a 100Mb connection is perfectly adequate. My Zero runs with a £5 Ethernet adapter so the total cost for the hardware was less than a tenner.
  7. bledd


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 45,517

    Location: Parts Unknown

    The GUI speed of the PiHole is vastly improved from the Pi 1 to the Pi 2.

    I run mine on a Pi 3 (along with a few other things)
  8. IC3


    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,010

    Location: Home

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