Hi all. First I’m new here, so I hope this is in the correct section. Feel free to move it if not. Thanks for having me.
My aim is to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a pi-hole for home network-wide ad blocking. I use an Archer A7 router in my network. I have followed several video tutorials on setting up the pi-hole and I have read some step-by-step tutorials as well, since I have been having trouble. I have tried once with a full Debian desktop install and then the Lite version using Raspberry Pi Imager. I have my pi set up with a static IP from my router (double-checked my dhcpcd.conf file). I have my router DNS set to the pi IP. I also have my local PC client DNS set to the pi IP, just in case (but I believe that is redundant). The install went smoothly without any hangups, except… every single install of pi-hole shows me only 1 third party list for ad blocking, and that is StevenBlack (that’s on the screen after selecting the upstream DNS provider). Maybe this is my issue, but not sure how to resolve it. I have done the install 3 times, using Google, OpenDNS, and cloudflare and all were the same.
How am I testing or confirming that the pi-hole is not/working? First, I am confirming that my device(s) are using the DNS IP I have set in the router. Then I am going to speedtest.net in a browser, and viewing a Youtube video with ads (just trying a bunch of videos), and viewing Youtube on my TV. In all cases, I am still seeing the regular amount of ads.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Or, if you need more details from my setup or need me to test something, feel free to reach out. Thanks!