Installing Pi-Hole on to the devices with Blocking Rules causes slow down Internet access to all devices being monitored.

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    Manny Cavalier

    You might need to increase the size of your memory/flash card. Check also your CPU usage when running pi-hole. You can see that on the upper left hand of the pi-hole GUI.

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    Richard Jacobs

    Hi Manny,

    Thanks for your comment.

    As I have mentioned, CPU and Memory usages are not high and the storage is free when I check with df -h.

     

    I started to get slow down even after removing Pi-Hole, so I suspect something wrong with my network. 

    I use Linksys EA8500 which is in the compatible list so I assume some device that I've added may be causing the issue, but even if I disable monitoring all of the devices except the one that is used for the testing, the slow down occurs.

    I gave up and changed to DHCP mode using the same subnet for Primary and Overlay. 

    Now everything is working fine even with Pi-Hole.

     

    Thanks,

    Richard

     

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    Jon Ochoa

    @Richard Jacobs, any chance you can give a more detailed description/images of what you did?

    I have a Pi-Hole installed on the network and I ran into the same thing I ended up just turning off my Firewalla.

     

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    Richard Jacobs

    @Jon Ochoa, I used DHCP mode set the overlay DNS to the Firewalla IP (I use Method 2 based on https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021737793-How-to-keep-your-network-unchanged-in-DHCP-mode-), and it's working perfectly now.

    Maybe you can take a look at the following post if you haven't.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/firewalla/comments/d0nq5p/want_to_run_pihole_on_firewalla_in_5_min/

     

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    Jon Ochoa

    @Richard Jacobs, Thank you sir I'll try this out

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