I've been reading that it is possible to disable DHCP and configure the DNS on the modem Zyxel VMG8825-T50.
However, speaking with support on the telephone and trying this myself, any changes made to these disables the internet. Support on the phone has especifically told me that if I disable DHCP on this modem I will have no internet connection.
My goal is to resolve my own DNS via Raspberry Pi and use Pi-Hole on my home network. Any information about making this work would be appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
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As stated before, a static IP is needed for Pi Hole to function properly. We already took care of this before. PiHole has DHCP capabilities, which means it can act as your DHCP server and assign IP addresses to your clients. However, most routers can do this well as well. Therefore, we are going to let your router handle that and not use PiHole’s DHCP server. Only a static/fixed IP is needed to proceed further.
The guide shows a simple way to set things up.
If you want the RaspberryPi to handle the DHCP it becomes more complicated and maybe less secure if you are bypassing the Zyxel in terms of a firewall and open ports.
In the Zyxel modem it is possible to set the RaspberryPi IP adres and use it as a DNS server and keep the Zyxel as a DHCP server
If I configure my Mac to use my Pi-Hole's DNS, the the Pi-Hole works perfectly well. Any advice?
"Pi-hole needs to be the only DNS server because it intercepts queries and decides whether or not they should be blocked. If you have other DNS servers configured, you may be sent to the correct domain, bypassing Pi-hole completely."
So, as your RaspberryPi is powered on it will handle ALL the DNS requests in your network.
The firmware is a Tmobile only and not a general Zyxel.
The only way is the trial and error way. As Tmobile uses the Zyxel just for a couple of months there is not much support about specific settings and there behavior available at the moment.