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How to block ads so you don’t have to see proselytizing ones anymore.

In light of some posts indicating that Christian Fundamentalist ad’s have been showing up in here, this is a post on how to block ads in ascending degrees of difficulty.

Using a 3rd party app

Apps like Apollo (iOS) or Sync For Reddit (Android) are the fastest way, but sometimes you want the full site features, so here is how to get rid of the ad’s not only for Reddit but for everything else.

1. Browser-Based Ad Blocking:

Browser extensions allow you to block ads directly within your web browser. Here’s how to set it up:

Step 1: Choose a browser extension:

– For Google Chrome: Install an ad blocker like “AdBlock” or “uBlock Origin” from the Chrome Web Store.

– For Mozilla Firefox: Install an ad blocker like “uBlock Origin” or “AdBlock Plus” from the Firefox Add-ons website.

– For Safari: Install an ad blocker like “AdGuard” or “uBlock Origin” from the Mac App Store or Safari Extensions Gallery.

Step 2: Install the extension:

– Visit the respective extension’s page in the Chrome Web Store, Firefox Add-ons website, or Safari Extensions Gallery.

– Click on the “Add to Chrome,” “Add to Firefox,” or “Get” button to install the extension.

– Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Step 3: Configure the extension (optional):

– Some extensions may offer additional customization options. You can access these settings by clicking on the extension’s icon in your browser’s toolbar and selecting “Options” or a similar menu item.

– You can enable or disable specific features or customize the blocking behavior according to your preferences.

Step 4: Enjoy ad-free browsing:

– The ad blocker will now work in the background and block ads on websites as you browse the internet.

2. Router-Based Ad Blocking (Eero Plus):

Eero Plus is a router-based ad-blocking solution that works at the network level. Here’s how to set it up using Eero Plus as an example:

Step 1: Purchase and set up an Eero router:

– Purchase an Eero router if you don’t already have one.

– Follow the instructions provided by Eero to set up the router and connect it to your home network.

Step 2: Subscribe to Eero Plus:

– Open the Eero app on your smartphone or tablet.

– Navigate to the “Discover” tab or a similar section.

– Look for the Eero Plus subscription and follow the prompts to subscribe.

Step 3: Enable ad blocking:

– In the Eero app, go to the “Settings” tab or a similar section.

– Find the “Eero Secure” or “Eero Plus” settings and select it.

– Look for the ad-blocking option and toggle it on.

Step 4: Enjoy network-level ad blocking:

– Eero Plus will now block ads at the network level for all devices connected to your Eero router.

3. Pi-hole Ad Blocking:

Pi-hole is a network-wide ad-blocking solution that uses a Raspberry Pi computer. Here’s how to set it up:

Step 1: Set up a Raspberry Pi:

– Purchase a Raspberry Pi computer (such as Raspberry Pi 4).

– Follow the instructions provided by Raspberry Pi to set up the device, including installing the operating system (Raspberry Pi OS).

Step 2: Install Pi-hole:

– Open a terminal on the Raspberry Pi or connect to it remotely using SSH.

– Run the following command to install Pi-hole:


curl -sSL | bash


Step 3: Configure Pi-hole:

– During the installation process, you’ll be prompted to customize Pi-hole settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to set your preferences.

– You can set Pi-hole as your DNS server,

– Select blocklists, and configure other options as needed.

Step 4: Update router settings:

– Access your router’s settings by entering its IP address in a web browser.

– Find the DNS settings section and change the DNS server to the IP address of your Raspberry Pi running Pi-hole.

Step 5: Enjoy network-wide ad blocking:

– Pi-hole will now block ads for all devices connected to your home network by filtering DNS requests.

By following these steps, you can implement ad blocking at the browser level, router level (using Eero Plus or a similar service), or network level (using Pi-hole) to enjoy a more ad-free and less antisemitic browsing experience.

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