reply to nwrickert
Re: IP spoofing Hi tdumaine and nwrickert,
Much appreciate your reply.
Sorry tdumaine and excuse my ignorance but I can't make much out of your post. Are you trying to say the Join Multicast Group it's a normal and innocuous activity from the main server entering my LAN? And for what reason would that be? Any idea? I though a firewall would keep virtually everything out!
Nwrickert what you say is kinda comforting but the reason why I'm "panicking" is because the router I fitted last week only lasted 4 or 5 days and somehow in a matter of 2 days, "died out" under mysterious circumstances. Never seen anything like that and we suspect it was targeted by somebody within the network (outside my LAN of course) but within the building. Now that very router can't be reset from the outside and can't be accessed via any browser so it's practically useless.
I'm aware that all routers have been purposely built with back doors for the police to get in but I wasn't aware that, with some effort, some of them can be "killed" that easily. That was a 2 or 3 years old Belkin N150 by the way.
Hope I'm wrong but I can't see any other explanation for its premature "death".
Are there other precautions I can take to prevent future attacks to this newly fitted router?
Thanks again folks