When we want to swat away the barrage of obtrusive advertising that dominates the internet now, most of us will install ad-blocking software and extensions on our operating systems and web browsers. These not only slow down our browsing, but more often than not, stop working entirely when the browser gets a new update.
Now, with Pi-Hole, you can turn a cheap Raspberry Pi into a network-wide ad blocker. This DNS-based option is a great alternative to the ad-blocking extensions that people are familiar with. Unlike other solutions, this filters the web before it even gets to your device, meaning you can block ads on your iPad or Android without having to do any type of manual interference like jailbreaking.
Essentially, Pi-Hole blocks all ad traffic on every device in your network that’s using it as its DNS server. According to Pi-Hole themselves, this system will block over 100,000 Ad-serving domains, improve overall network performance and allow any device to block ads, regardless of hardware or OS.