Now to set up ESPHole to block ads for your devices.

To use the ESPHole to tell advertisers "Nah!", you'll set the DNS (Domain Name Server) to the IP address listed on the ESPHole. In this case 192.168.1.33.

In the example shown below, I've gone to my iPad's:

  • Settings > WiFi
  • Click the SSID name
  • DNS > Configure DNS
  • Manual
  • Press + Add Server
  • Type in the ESPHole IP address as listed on the screen of the Feather TFT (192.168.1.33)
  • Press - and then Delete to remove any existing DNS server such as 192.168.1.1
  • Save

Here you can see a split screen of the Automatic DNS settings (default) which allow a big banner ad to distract from a web site.

With the ESPHole on and the iOS device configured to use it as DNS server, you can see the nice, clean content of the website. Hey banner ad, Nah!

These same directions will work on other iOS devices such as iPhones, and you can do similar setups for your computers and other mobile operating systems.

Happy uncluttered web browsing to you!

This guide was first published on Apr 27, 2022. It was last updated on 2022-04-27 13:26:25 -0400.

This page (Use the ESPHole to say 'Nah!' to Ads) was last updated on May 24, 2022.

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