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Daniel Barwikowski • Edited

I had issues with LG TV using PiHole. Some sites/YouTube wasn't working at all.

Also phones had the same problem. I had to switch to LTE

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Nishchal Gautam Author

sorry to hear that, personally never had that issue, I had a different issue with LG TV (the 65" one) though, they use dlna cast protocol instead of chromecast understandably, but the specs are very difficult to find/understand, stackoverflow isn't enough, I had to research about 3 months to produce PR of only less than 20 lines combined in 2 or 3 repositories :D to finally solve it.

I can try and help you with PiHole if you're interested though :) when you said it wasn't working at all, do you mean it failed to block ads? Or it wasn't able to resolve URLs? First thing to test is without phone and just test your DNS setting from your PC.

If PC works fine and also blocks ads (just need to really verify if it's using DNS or not), then we can debug why phone/TV didn't work.

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Daniel Barwikowski

it had problems with both. On sites that worked I've seen ads - but that I could report from PiHole admin panel.
Other times it didn't resolve URL and I was trying to fix that but my wife wasn't happy and after some time I've decided to turn it off.

For now I don't have time for that as I'm travelling a lot, but I'd love to make it work some day :)

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Nishchal Gautam Author

that's sad, my recommendation would be to set that up with separate access point, my router has 2 access point, or even separate for lan, and once you have success then you can go for everything,

also not blocking ads sounds like you're block urls wasn't populated which was true in my case, I had to find some github url where they had listed urls to populate and it'd block all those.

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