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    Default D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    Hello everyone,

    I have a D-Link router and about a month ago - as I remember - when I turned off my laptop, the 'data' (WAN and WLAN) light stopped blinking, which is right because it's saying it's idle. When I'd turn it on, it would start 'blinking' again. Ok.

    But now, when I turn off both of my laptops - it keeps blinking.

    Is someone else using it? Has it been 'hacked'? I mean the password... ?

    I noticed that after my download speed decreased.
    I'm going to change the password, but WILL doing just that help?
    PS: I've also had some 'attacks' (according to Norton) from the IP of my router, which was kind of funny - but anyway, does anybody know what's going on?

    Thank you

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    Routers can be hacked, very easily if the def has not been changed. If it a routers provided by your ISP, most have back doors in them.

    Did you open any ports up for gaming or servers? .... Do you have DynDNS running? all of these can generate wan activity.

    If you have your PC turned off and/or disconnected and have activity. I would first check for new Firmware for the router. If not down load the latest. Disconnect the WAN and blow all you settings back to factory. Then do the FW upgrade.

    I'm not a big fan of Norton. Uses way to much resources. Beside releasing a bad def forcing my PC's OF line. And Never acknowledge they Messed up. All they would have done was posted a notice saying it was a bug on their part. But No forced me to restoring pc that received the update over the weekend. Do you and your PC happy dump Norton while it's working. Another unknown features is if your sub expires, it will force you to reinstall your OS from scratch to fix wat it messed up. Buy a new subscription does not fix the problem. That my 2cents on Norton. You will not fine it on any of my pc's.
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    Default Re: D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    Do you have a password on the router and wireless security implemented(WEP,WPA)?

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    Default Re: D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    Go to the status page of your router. You should be able to see there who is connected.
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    Default Re: D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    Thanks for replying, all of you!
    Routers can be hacked, very easily if the def has not been changed. If it a routers provided by your ISP, most have back doors in them.

    Did you open any ports up for gaming or servers? .... Do you have DynDNS running? all of these can generate wan activity.
    I don't think I have any ports open and I don't do any online gaming.

    If you have your PC turned off and/or disconnected and have activity. I would first check for new Firmware for the router. If not down load the latest. Disconnect the WAN and blow all you settings back to factory. Then do the FW upgrade.
    I'll try to update FW now.
    I'm not a big fan of Norton. Uses way to much resources. Beside releasing a bad def forcing my PC's OF line. And Never acknowledge they Messed up. All they would have done was posted a notice saying it was a bug on their part. But No forced me to restoring pc that received the update over the weekend. Do you and your PC happy dump Norton while it's working. Another unknown features is if your sub expires, it will force you to reinstall your OS from scratch to fix wat it messed up. Buy a new subscription does not fix the problem. That my 2cents on Norton. You will not fine it on any of my pc's.

    I already uninstalled it a long time ago I use AVG now. However, I don't have a firewall now, using Vista's firewall (which doesn't count ) - can you recommend a free firewall? Thank you.

    Do you have a password on the router and wireless security implemented(WEP,WPA)?
    Yes. Password was enabled. Plus I just changed it. (WPA)

    Go to the status page of your router. You should be able to see there who is connected.
    Thank you, I'll try that, great suggestion.

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    Default Re: D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    ABOUT THE FIRMWARE:
    I found this,
    http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/Downloa...etype=Firmware

    But it's a .BIN file - how do I install that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davron View Post
    ABOUT THE FIRMWARE:
    I found this,
    http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/Downloa...etype=Firmware

    But it's a .BIN file - how do I install that?
    Looking at the text notes and documentation should give you instructions on how to do what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reezin14 View Post
    Looking at the text notes and documentation should give you instructions on how to do what you need.
    Didn't find anything on how to install the fw

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    Default Re: D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    The firewall should already be installed on the router,I think blue68f100 is talking about the firewall running on your notebook.
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    Default Re: D-Link Router: 'Hacked'?

    Ok, I went to http://192.168.0.1/tools_firmw.html

    and uploaded the firmware file... and this is what I'm getting:

    The chosen file is not a firmware file

 

 
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