After reading about Pihole + Raspberry Pi to filter traffics from DNS level without installing any client-side software, that inspires me to try the same. Several questions that pop-up in my mind in the meantime I’m browsing Raspberry Pi B. I researched all those questions in my mind and found several answers.
- Can we use Pi-hole without Raspberry?
Yes, we can use Pi-hole without buying raspberry. You can save your money here. Don’t buy Raspberry yet if you have an unused old laptop or old macbook pro / macbook air (with Ubuntu or Linux installed of course)
- Can we use Ubuntu Laptop as our Pi-Hole router?
Definitely, we can. Pi-Hole is software that is acting as DNS provider. Either you installed in Raspberry Pi or Laptop, it’s the same.
- Can we use wifi / wireless instead ethernet LAN cable connected to the router?
Yes. Although on the internet there is several arguments about ethernet cable vs. wireless, I found it there no significant difference. In the beginning, I thought I going to need a laptop with LAN port to install Pi-HOLE.
- Do I need to change my router configuration?
This guide will help you to install PI-Hole without need to change your router configuration. This is my problem earlier because I found that my router being locked and no option to change the DHCP.
- Is USB installation required here?
No need, unless you want to install Raspbian OS rather ubuntu.