Recently I have started getting period of poor connections on my home LAN. So, today after my connection was unresponsive for a while once again, I decided to take a look at what was the problem. The log of my router was filled with messages like this one:
PING-FLOODING flooding attack from WAN (ip:xx.yy.zzz.qq) detected.
The ip address was different on each of the messages. I am now wondering what I can do about this. A quick search on google showed me that the best way to combat this is to make i so that my router doesn't respond to pings. However, when I look at the settings, I only see this one:
WAN PING If you enable this feature, the WAN port of your router will respond to ping requests from the Internet that are sent to the WAN IP Address.
Unfortunately, it isn't enabled! As such, I feel the problem should not be happening and I don't know what else I can do about it.