eBlocker DIY

eBlocker DIY

With a few technical skills you can quickly assemble your own eBlocker. Simply download eBlockerOS here for free, install it on your Single Board Computer (SBC) and start surfing anonymously immediately.

What you need

  1. A Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi (see below for supported models)
    Best buy: Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB RAM
  2. Suitable SD card (min. 8Gb, faster is better)
  3. Suitable power supply unit (min. 2A)
  4. LAN-Cable
  5. Free LAN port in your router or switch
  6. PC/Mac with SD card reader
  7. The following instructions

Instructions for eBlocker Self Assembly

1. Download eBlockerOS for Free

The eBlockerOS images in the beta version are completely based on the Open Source code and the latest Linux operating system. The stable eBlockerOS 2.4.5 images have a software release date of June 2019 and are the last official images of the former eBlocker GmbH. You are welcome to use them for free and with all features unlimited. You will automatically receive all updates for filters and software. New installation images based on the open source code are already in beta testing. For historical reasons, a license key has to be entered once for activation, which you find below.

eBlockerOS Download

Beta-version Raspberry Pi 2-4 (download) »

The functionality of the eBlockerOS image 2.5.x is now complete (beta version) and can be tested on Raspberry Pi 2-4. The beta version is automatically updated regularly. However, please note that the beta version will still contain bugs and may require a reinstallation of eBlockerOS at a later time.

As hardware we recommend a Raspberry Pi 4 with at least 2 GB RAM. Older devices with less memory should also be supported in the future, but eBlockerOS is not yet optimized for those.

Raspberry 2-4 beta-Version (download) »

With the download you confirm the acknowledgement. Please share bugs only via the forum. Thanks!

eBlockerOS 2.4.5 (last version from etracker GmbH)
The following images are stable and update automatically to eOS 2.4.5. You will receive all updates for filters and software automatically.

Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (download) »

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (download) »

Banana Pi M2 (NOT M2 Berry!) (download) »

Banana Pi M2+ (download) »

2. Install eBlockerOS on SD Card

The software images must be installed on an SD card (min. 8GB, recommended class 10) with an easy-to-use program like Etcher. Etcher is free to download for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Note: The image cannot simply be copied to the SD card using Windows Explorer, but must rather be installed.

3. Connect SBC to Network

Install the prepared SD card in your SBC. Connect the SBC with a LAN cable to a free LAN port of your Internet router or with a free Ethernet port of your switch.

A connected monitor or keyboard is not needed!

Let’s go: Turn on your SBC and hook it up to the power.

Wait at least 5 minutes until eBlockerOS has started up and configured itself. Depending on the SBC used and the number of network devices, the first start may take some time. Stay patient

Important

Make sure you’re using a separate power supply with at least 10 watts or 2A (15 watts / 3A for Raspberry Pi 4). Most standard USB ports on computers or routers do not have enough power and can cause sporadic errors.

4. Network Configuration

http://setup.eBlocker.com

Visit  http://setup.eblocker.com (not https). If everything works, the eBlocker icon automatically appears in the upper right corner of the screen.

You can see that the eBlocker OS is active and protects you. With a click on the icon the eBlockerOS Controlbar opens and allows you to further configure and access your control center. You can find your personal eBlocker Dashboard at http://eblocker.box, as soon as the eBlocker is active.

5. Enter License Key

With the following license key you can activate your eBlocker for free and permanently for all features:

FAMLFT-DEMO

License key for eBlockerOS without restrictions

You will receive free daily updates for your eBlocker as long as sufficient donations for the operation and maintenance are made. Please note that initially only free filters are available. We can only provide the full range of eBlocker features if sufficient donations can be collected for licensing all commercial filters.

6. Getting Started

First of all get familiar with the basic eBlocker functions, the dashboard and the settings. It is recommended to first enable HTTPS in eBlocker and install the eBlocker certificate on the clients. Then you should mark the trustworthy apps, otherwise you may experience problems with certain apps. In the eBlocker manual you will find all important information.

The initial configuration may take a while: But it’s worth it

7. Support and Technical Issues

For questions please check the eBlocker manual and the technical FAQs and the knowledge base of the eBlocker GmbH. If you need help, feel free to ask your questions in our forum, where users help each other.

Unfortunately we can not offer individual support by e-mail or phone.

We need your Engagement.

Our project needs your help. We would be very happy if you would like to support eBlocker with donations or volunteer with us.
With your help, we can keep eBlocker free and safe for everyone.

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