AdGuard home on spare laptop


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Hi, I am trying to figure out how to set Adguard home on my old windows 10 laptop, so far I tried to run various commands to do the install from the AdGuard home github but no luck. I wish to do so to cover all the devices in my home as currently I am using the laptop with the Plex software so I can access various films etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciate it.


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There's a couple options, but I'll let you choose a method below :):

They are listed here:

1. Docker container: Probably a bit more involved for a novice, but totally doable. If you have no docker experience, this may be a bit tough.

2. Virtual Machine running Linux (like Ubuntu Server). You could do this in HyperV or Virtual Box for example. Both of which are free. HyperV is included in Windows, you need to enable it in Windows Features. Virtual Box is a free download, probably easier.

3. A separate machine, like a raspberry pi. Remember, this machine has to be on 24/7 for DNS requests to be processed.

If you are going this method via a VM, you will need to install Ubuntu Server (easiest IMO), make sure it have a valid IP on your network, and once uninstalled and updated, run the script located here:

curl -s -S -L | sh -s -- -v

This will take care of the automated install. Then when you pull up the Adguard Web Console, you can go through the setup. You WILL have to do a bit of manual work in terminal when it prompts you to do so. It's simply making a quick edit to a file.

Then all you do once it's configured is point your devices DNS to the IP of the Ubuntu VM/AdGuard Server. You can do this *per device*, or, input the IP in your router's LAN DNS settings.

An example of mine below for my UniFi setup: Note: I run two AdGuard Servers, so I put in both IPs.