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I want to block ads in my whole network with dnsmasq running on a Raspberry Pi, connected via Ethernet to the router. Is there any reason to take a RPi3? Or is a RPi2 also sufficient for that task?

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An RPi2 is sufficient if your internet connection speed is less than 100mb/s which it is likely to be. If you have a faster internet connection speed then you would be better off with the latest model of RPi3 (model B+) which has an ethernet speed of about 300mb/s (gigabit port but speed is limited by USB 2 bus).

Having said that I would try to make the change on the router instead. I have DD-WRT installed on my router although I would recommend OpenWRT instead but either support dnsmasq modifications or even have specific services to block ads.

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    Your answer implies that the raspberry pi will be used as some sort of router between the internet and the LAN ... but, dnsmasq has nothing to do with routing – Jaromanda X Apr 27 '18 at 0:24
  • Yes, exactly. I just want to intercept the dns queries using dnsmasq. My home internet would be 10gbit synchronous, so the RPi would be a massive performance impact. – user1252280 Apr 27 '18 at 16:00

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