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18 views

How can I test IPv6 security with a mikrotik router?

Noob here. I'm experimenting with IPv6, and I want to test security and encryption. Does anyone know if there is some way to send a secure test packet between my computer and Mikrotik router? ...
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Terrible experience with a proxy server

I have a static IP provided to me by my ISP. I was trying to use this static IP when I'm outside my home to access some restricted areas on my website. So, I decided to setup a proxy server on one of ...
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New modem is not connecting to other devices

After installing a new modem, my older devices (Old phones and older computers) don't seem to detect my home internet at all? I believe the problem has something to do with the security options (or ...
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1answer
185 views

Should a port scan from the WAN side return any open port on a new router (TP-Link ER6020)?

I purchased a new router (TP-Link ER6020), turned it on and connected my computer to it. The router is running in NAT mode, I did not change a setting (despite providing dsl authentication details). ...
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9answers
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Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?

I heard from a trusted computer security expert that most enthusiastic users (even if they are not professionals) using only guides from Internet and specialized software (e.g. Kali Linux included ...
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2answers
181 views

Router Intrusion in firewall's log

Everytime my router connect to internet I am finding in my router's firewall log intrusion warnings. Could you please explain what it means? Is it actually someone hacking my router or is that ...
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1answer
41 views

I've ported my website locally installed to Internet. Is it secure?

Sorry about that ugly title, but I've managed to share my Wordpress installed locally (using WAMP server) to internet, just porting my 80 port to the public 1234 port in my router configuration. So, ...
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117 views

Netgear WNDR4000 open port 53

Why is port 53 open on the WAN side of the router? And more importantly how do I close it? Port 53 is not one of my forwarded ports. Discovered by doing nmap -pT:1-64 <my-external-IP> -Pn ...
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1answer
2k views

How safe is it to open ports on your router? [closed]

I want to open some ports on my family's network, for game servers and other protocols like HTTP and FTP. My dad, however, thinks this is unsafe (for him). Is it easy for a hacker to get in to our ...
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2answers
93 views

How to block all ethernet traffic destined to any MAC address other than the gateway?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to be invisible on the LAN. It means that other hosts on the same LAN must not be able to see my computer. Based on this comment, I want to block all ethernet ...
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1answer
111 views

Should DIR-615 router protect control pages with a passord?

I have a DIR-615 router on address 192.168.10.1 If I open an URL http://192.168.10.1 then I get login page But if I enter http://192.168.10.1/Basic/Wireless.shtml I get into control panel without ...
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233 views

Why is my router admin account able to be hacked so easily?

I was messing around with my settings on a old D-LINK DIR-600 wireless router. I've been tweaking the settings a bit for various purposes. So when I recently go to type the first few digits of the IP ...
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1answer
56 views

Do consumer-grade routers isolate traffic between machines?

Hypothetically, we have a modern (2013-ish) consumer-grade router with three wired clients: A, B, and C. If clients A and B communicate using an insecure protocol (NFS, Samba, DLNA, etc), can client ...
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0answers
169 views

Configuring port forwarding for SSH - no response outside LAN

I recently moved, and at the same time purchased a new router (Linksys E1200). Prior to the move, I had my old router set up to forward a port for SSH to servers on my LAN, and I was using DynDNS to ...
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4answers
3k views

Public WiFi access - block router IP to guests

A local private club have recently gotten WiFi installed however they are doing it by just using a normal BT service that you or I would use at home.... My question is how can it be set up to stop ...
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2answers
211 views

Unable to configure my router

I have an Eminent EM4050 wLINK which is connected to a SpeedTouch ST5x6v6. The Eminent is transmitting Wi-Fi, but it's not protected. I want to configure the router so I can set up a password for the ...
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4answers
373 views

Allow users to use my Wi-Fi; prevent them from using my wired routers

I have multiple networks and I use basic Cisco routers (Linksys E2500) at each. I allow users to use the Wifi, but my computers are wired in, and I'd like to somehow prevent users from using their ...
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1answer
524 views

Force the use of OpenDNS with an Edimax router

I am using an Edimax router on my home network and have set the default DNS addresses to those of OpenDNS's Family Shield. But now I realise the protection is safe only if I force the use of OpenDNS ...
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How safe is port forwarding in general? [closed]

Say I have a few ports open for gaming. My questions are Can I be hacked if the attacker knows my specific external IP? Can hacker access my router and setting by getting through these ports? If ...
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1answer
112 views

Range for remote access and port forwarding [closed]

What is the range(distance) for remote access for normal routers like belkin? Can someone from over 5 miles connect to the router if remote access is enabled? What about port forwarding? I was ...
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3answers
277 views

Duplicate MAC but different IP on home router

Would it be possible to have duplicate MAC addresses but different IPs on a home router? My questions are listed below. I don't have computers with the same MAC. The second connection displays no ...
0
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1answer
129 views

Is there any reason to upgrade from a Linksys WRT54G from a security perspective?

I'm currently running a Linksys WRT54G with the latest firmware. I was recently thinking about newer routers and I realized that aside from new features (usb drives, media, etc) and faster speeds ...
0
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0answers
76 views

VPN server on a modem - Safe?

I was going to setup a VPN server to allow LAN access over the Internet through a secure channel. Was going to achieve this, adding functionality to a Windows 2003 server, however I see that the ...
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2answers
158 views

Is it possible to be sure a previously compromised router is safe to use again?

For the past two weeks, I've been dealing with a computer nightmare. On my primary PC, MalwareBytes reported something on my computer called "spyware.password". I immediately began trying to remove ...
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1answer
231 views

How to PROPERLY secure your home access router?

I have a Debian server with a dyndns hostname and a open 22 port on my router (DLINK DSL-2640B) because i need to remote-ssh my server. The Debian machine itself is extremely secure but some hackers ...
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1answer
1k views

Is it stupid to forward a router port to my computer for Magic Packets (Wake On Lan)?

I recently finished a little project that allows me to remote into my home computer from basically anywhere (registered for a free sub-domain and forwarded remote desktop ports from the router to my ...
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2answers
177 views

Do consumer routers implement safeguards against login brute force attacks?

I'm not talking about trying to crack the encryption key, but if malware got onto your computer, and attempted to brute force your router's login password. I know that the majority of people are using ...
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1answer
669 views

Does this message mean someones tries to hack my router?

I got 8level router and in System tools > System logs I got 15 messages like this in the last hour: wlan0: A wireless client (A0:6C:EC:BE:7C:2F) was rejected due to access control for 16 times in 5 ...
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2answers
3k views

How can I find the source of connections coming from private IPs?

I'm an amateur home network administrator and I'm trying to ensure that the network is as secure as I can make it. We have a cable connection going through a Linksys router (WRT320) with the dd-wrt ...
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1answer
439 views

DD-WRT mini: How to disable remote access?

I would like to completely disable remote access to the router from the Internet and Wi-Fi. I want it to be configurable only over LAN. What is the simplest way to do that? The router is running ...
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2answers
2k views

Is securing Wifi with MAC Filter enough?

I have a MAC filter in place for everything that connects to my router. I also have WPA2 on the wireless. When a friend comes around, I tell them the password (I trust them), they type it into their ...
3
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5answers
7k views

Interpreting Netgear wireless router security logs

I have a NetGear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router, model number WNDR3700. It's been working fine, but I recently logged into it by pointing my web browser towards 192.168.1.1 and typing in ...
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What is a kernel intrusion on my router?

I get a lot of "kernel intrusion" messages in my router's error log. Each one always shows the source IP, the destination IP (mine) and other details of the TCP connection. My Internet link has been ...
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1answer
586 views

Enabling Visibilty to other Clients on a Medialink Wireless N Router

After some trouble with my Buffalo router, I switched to a Medialink Wireless N Router. (I was sad to lose dd-wrt, but the Medialink had great reviews on Amazon and a good price point.) The issue ...
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4answers
1k views

Two Routers, Two Independent Networks?

My network routing (both routers are consumer-grade NETGEAR WNDR3700) is like this: Modem ==> Router 1 ==> Router 2 WAN Port I have Router 1 set to DHCP the entire home network. I want Router 2 to ...
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2answers
648 views

Router reporting failed admin login attempts from home server

I recently noticed in the logs of my home router that it relatively regularly lists the following entry: [admin login failure] from source 192.168.0.160, Monday, June 20,2011 18:13:25 192.168.0.160 ...
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2answers
119 views

Why would a clerk change my IPTV router's security to WPA?

Last week, while I was at work, a clerk from the IPTV carrier came home to fix a problem with the cable tv service. Upon arriving home, I noticed how he changed my wireless security's username and ...
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1answer
220 views

How to print routing table?

I am sharing ADSL with other people, and do not have access to the router. Is there a way that I can print the routing table from the router without credentials to access the router? ...because I ...
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3answers
406 views

Do home routers broadcast data like a hub?

I've read somewhere that wired home routers often act like a switchhub, and when you send data to your router, it broadcasts it to the whole network, even when it's addressed to an outer computer. ...
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7answers
1k views

Protect wired connections to Belkin router

I want to prevent users from accessing the Internet through a wired connection to my router. How do I protect this? I have a Belkin G+ MIMO 4-port Router with the following version info: Firmware ...
2
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2answers
719 views

How to protect your lan with a home wireless router?

I have a wireless router at home, and I've configured it to not be acessible from outside my LAN. Is this enough to give me protection against external attacks in my LAN? How do I monitor ...
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3answers
3k views

Suggested dd-wrt security settings for home network?

So for I am using WPA2 Home with AES, with MAC address filtering. Any other suggestions? Update I am not broadcasting my ssid either.
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How can I get my router and Inprocomm IPN2220 wireless network card connected?

Problem I can not connect to my Techniclan WAR-54G router's personal wireless network via my older Acer Travelmate 2300 XP Pro laptop that uses a InProComm IPN2220 wireless network card. However, ...
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7answers
5k views

Is it a good idea to have WiFi turned on all the time?

One of my relatives have internet at home and she has a single desktop computer. Sometimes when family members visit her it would be convenient if their laptop could be attached to the internet and ...
1
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2answers
427 views

Wireless Router Access

In my home network, I have a Linksys router that I use for wifi access. In my home office, I have a couple of computers that I want to connect to the network via a LAN connection and not wifi, so I ...
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2answers
1k views

How to detect device type from device connected to router?

I have a att router and there is an unknown device connected to my network. I can't seem to kick it off because of how att's router settings are created which is kind of dumb. I am able to see its ...
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4answers
2k views

Internet monitor/filter solution for home network

I am looking for a simple and cheap way to monitor/filter internet usage on my home network. The solution should not be machine or OS specific, and it needs to be somewhat difficult to circumvent. ...
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3answers
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Should I Upgrade My Old Wireless Router?

I have an old wireless router, and I mean stone age old (5 years). There is nothing wrong technically with the router, it serves my wireless needs at home but it is really darn old. A search on ...
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4answers
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I installed an Airport Extreme router and got a warning about “Double NAT”. Why is that bad?

I've got a relatively complex home office/small office network -- I use two NAT (Network Address Translation) routers/firewalls to provide a DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone) for a cheap sacrificial web ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I configure my wireless network for the strongest security?

There seem to be many security features in wireless routers from MAC address filtering to the authentication type and data encryption. WPA or WPA2 PSK? AES or TKIP? When I set up a new wireless ...