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[Amazon Canada] CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) - $78.99

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[Amazon Canada] CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) - $78.99

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) on sale for $98.99 (from $129.99) minus $20 coupon making it $78.99.

Includes Made in UK Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 1.4 GHz 64-bit Quad-Core Processor, 1 GB RAM
Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN, Enhanced Ethernet Performance
32 GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card (Class 10) Pre-loaded with NOOBS, USB MicroSD Card Reader
CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (UL Listed)
CanaKit PiSwitch, Premium Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case, High Quality HDMI Cable, 2 x Heat Sinks, GPIO Quick Reference Card, CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide
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my Raspberry Pi had been useless for me (after trying out few experiments, like HTPC, ROM Emulation etc), till I ended up installing Pi.Hole, now it's the most critical networking device in my home. Highly recommend hooking up Pi Hole on it to block telemetry and ads, across your network, no matter what device.
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weedb0y wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 9:11 pm
my Raspberry Pi had been useless for me (after trying out few experiments, like HTPC, ROM Emulation etc), till I ended up installing Pi.Hole, now it's the most critical networking device in my home. Highly recommend hooking up Pi Hole on it to block telemetry and ads, across your network, no matter what device.
OT: I’ve been wanting to do what you did for a long time, but the thing holding me back is that I use smartdnsproxy at home for Hulu/Netflix US and I’ve read that the two are not interoperable.

Any tips? Appreciate if you could share tips over PM if doing it here details the thread.
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Apr 14th, 2019 9:19 pm
OT: I’ve been wanting to do what you did for a long time, but the thing holding me back is that I use smartdnsproxy at home for Hulu/Netflix US and I’ve read that the two are not interoperable.

Any tips? Appreciate if you could share tips over PM if doing it here details the thread.
Not much you can do with that. You can't really merge two DNS together easily. The best you can do is keep your smartTV and tv box on Smartdnsproxy.
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weedb0y wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 9:11 pm
my Raspberry Pi had been useless for me (after trying out few experiments, like HTPC, ROM Emulation etc), till I ended up installing Pi.Hole, now it's the most critical networking device in my home. Highly recommend hooking up Pi Hole on it to block telemetry and ads, across your network, no matter what device.
I'm exactly in the same boat like you. Pi-hole is awesome device, it block all the sh1t$ under the Sun :)
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vancityguy0 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 9:19 pm
OT: I’ve been wanting to do what you did for a long time, but the thing holding me back is that I use smartdnsproxy at home for Hulu/Netflix US and I’ve read that the two are not interoperable.

Any tips? Appreciate if you could share tips over PM if doing it here details the thread.
Like other posters recommendation, I'd just use the smartdnsproxy on your devices that you need for Hulu. Rest should be on pi.hole
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Is there any place to get the pi zero at its advertised price ~$5 ? Without dealing with all these retailers charging an arm & leg for shipping and only allowing to buy 1 per shipment ?
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fizz1234 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 9:59 pm
Is there any place to get the pi zero at its advertised price ~$5 ? Without dealing with all these retailers charging an arm & leg for shipping and only allowing to buy 1 per shipment ?
https://www.buyapi.ca/product-category/ ... pi-boards/

You might be able to pick up for $7 here if you are close to them but it is still limited at 1. Don't know any place that doesn't limit Pi Zero.

For this Pi Hole purpose, an older Model A+ would be good cause you don't need an extra Ethernet adapter

https://www.buyapi.ca/product/raspberry ... 256mb-ram/ which is probably the cheapest you can get in Canada.
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Cucumference wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 11:13 pm
https://www.buyapi.ca/product-category/ ... pi-boards/

You might be able to pick up for $7 here if you are close to them but it is still limited at 1. Don't know any place that doesn't limit Pi Zero.

For this Pi Hole purpose, an older Model A+ would be good cause you don't need an extra Ethernet adapter

https://www.buyapi.ca/product/raspberry ... 256mb-ram/ which is probably the cheapest you can get in Canada.
If you use a pi hole as a DHCP server though, and it's filtering your web traffic, then wouldn't it make sense to connect it via ethernet to minimize lag between traffic?
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Fantastic price. Might have to pick up another.
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fizz1234 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 9:59 pm
Is there any place to get the pi zero at its advertised price ~$5 ? Without dealing with all these retailers charging an arm & leg for shipping and only allowing to buy 1 per shipment ?
This.
The whole point of the raspberry pi is that it's cheap (well, that's how I see it at least).
But good luck actually getting the low-cost one at the advertised price.
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weedb0y wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 9:11 pm
my Raspberry Pi had been useless for me (after trying out few experiments, like HTPC, ROM Emulation etc), till I ended up installing Pi.Hole, now it's the most critical networking device in my home. Highly recommend hooking up Pi Hole on it to block telemetry and ads, across your network, no matter what device.
Throw Wireguard on there and you can have the adblocking on it 24/7. Its an awesome upgrade.
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karvagio wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 3:11 am
Throw Wireguard on there and you can have the adblocking on it 24/7. Its an awesome upgrade.
Can you briefly explain how you are using Wireguard? Are you tunneling back into your home network from your cellular connection in order to route back through Pi-hole?
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TheImp wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 1:28 am
This.
The whole point of the raspberry pi is that it's cheap (well, that's how I see it at least).
But good luck actually getting the low-cost one at the advertised price.
This exactly. You can pick up an low-power optiplex for $75 and make it a pfsense box. Now you've got enterprise grade router capable of handling true GB speeds, with real network security (IDS/IPS) plus infinitely better ad-blocking than a pi-hole (including an actual local DNS resolver that does local DNSSEC validation).

Best to pick Pi's up off the Arrow deals or used of Kijiji, at the elevated price points they've lost their raison d'etre.
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Chep wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 7:55 am
Can you briefly explain how you are using Wireguard? Are you tunneling back into your home network from your cellular connection in order to route back through Pi-hole?
That's the idea. You connect back to the home network and in turn, you use the pihole as the DNS server

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