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An ailing pihole...


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Greetings all.  A few months ago I setup a Raspberry Pi Zero to run PiHole.  It helps to block unwanted ads and up until this morning it was doing fine.  I'm not sure what happened, but I noticed yesterday the internet appeared to be slowing down.  It took longer than normal to connect to something.  Long story short, this morning I could not connect.  I suspect it has to do with maybe the Zero failing???  Besides my laptop, the other wireless devices that lost internet connection was a Pi I use for Ham radio, a Pi for a music server,  one for spotting planes (piaware) and a Pi just to mess with....as if I really need it...lol.  Anyway, it took a bit of time to sort everything out starting at the wifi and working on down the line.  I'm just glad the internet is up and running.  Back to the Zero, I tried other sd cards configured with the correct wifi info but it was not being detected when using FING, a network scanner ap I have on my phone.  I'll look at it later.....  Have a great day everyone!

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securitybreach

That is odd. My RPi has been running Pihole for a few years now without any issues. I have had to reboot it once in a great while bu that is about it.

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50 minutes ago, securitybreach said:

That is odd. My RPi has been running Pihole for a few years now without any issues. I have had to reboot it once in a great while bu that is about it.

It is strange.  Not that it would make any difference (I wouldn't think) but which pi are you using?

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Yeah, this Zero is new to the collection of Pi's I have.  I just finished testing it using another card from a working pi...and there isn't anything wrong with the Zero.  So something on the pihole sd card is funky.  I may just scrap the pihole and find another use for the Zero.  I have two bird feeders out and maybe I could set up some sort of bird cam.  I bought a camera years ago for my first pi.  I was messing with time-lapse photography...which was pretty cool.  Actually I reckon I could do that for the bird cam.  When I first started messing with time-lapse photography, I would have to pull the card to get the images but since I have access to WiFi I wouldn't have to, I could access it using SSH. 

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