I'm an experienced SO'r but am a Pi n00b so please forgive my ignorance if you will.
I badly want a low-effort Pi-hole. A Pi Zero seems the optimal setup for it except that I can't see how what seems to be the suggested setup like this example:
Cable Modem | | <Ethernet> | WiFi router @ 192.168.0.1 | | <WiFi> | —————————————————— | | | ... | devices... Pi Zero (acting as DNS server for router) @ 192.168.0.2
Can possibly work.
...wait a minute, do you just set the router's DNS server to be 192.168.0.2? It just feels wrong somehow for the router to be using its own WiFi client for DNS requests…?
2 more quick questions ! :
- do you think that running the Pi ←→ WiFi Router leg over WiFi* will be appreciably slower than running it over Ethernet?
- would you recommend a beefier Pi than the Pi Zero W when employed as a busy DNS server? I have ~60 devices going through my router.
Many, many thanks.
*I see that you can get Micro USB ←→ Pi Zero RJ45 adapters