Enabling Network-Wide Ad blocking!

In this walk through we will show you how to install Pi-Hole to enable network wide ad blocking on your network. We will also show you how to configure a windows machine and the basic steps on how to enable it network wide via your router.

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Url’s used: Pi-Hole – https://pi-hole.net/

Debian 9 (Stretch) – https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/debian-installer/

DD-WRT – https://dd-wrt.com/

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Steps

  1. Install one of the supported operating systems
  2. ssh to the OS you decided to use after the OS installation. (We used Debian 9 for the walk through.)– $ su– # wget -O basic-install.sh https://install.pi-hole.net– # bash basic-install.sh
  3. login you our device/s and point its dns settings to the Pi-Hole server. Alternatively change the settings on your router to provide the Pi-Holes ip as your networks dns via DHCP. For more detail refer to the video provided by the link below or reach out to us.

IPFire on a Raspberry Pi !

In this walk-through we will take you through the steps to Install IPFire on a Raspberry Pi.

Steps:

pdfIPFire on a Raspberry Pi or follow below.

Url’s used:

IPFire

https://www.ipfire.org/

https://www.ipfire.org/download/ipfire-2.23-core138

Etcher

https://www.balena.io/etcher


Components:

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • 32 GB SD Card
  • USB-to-LAN adapter
  • USB Keyboard
  • Monitor with HDMI
  • Win / Mac / Linux computer to download and flash the SD Card

Steps:

  1. Download the arm image from https://www.ipfire.org/
  2. Extract the image from the file you have downloaded.
  3. Flash your SD Card with the IPFire image you extracted using Etcher. (Or your preferred tool)
  4. If you plan on using the HDMI output and USB Keyboard. You need to edit the uENV.txt file on the flashed SD Card and change it as shown below:

SERIAL-CONSOLE=ON

To

SERIAL-CONSOLE=OFF

  1. Remove the SD Card from your computer and insert it into the Raspberry Pi.
  2. Connect all the components to the Raspberry Pi and power it on
  3. Follow the usual IPFire installation / configuration steps.
  4. Configure the IPFire you installed as you need.