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RolteC
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join:2001-05-20
Fresh Meadows, NY
kudos:1
reply to TreeTops

Re: Actiontec MI424WR FIOS N Router REV. I

I saved the config file and reset the router. Full speeds!

I loaded the config file and back to sub 50Mbit on the download.

I then realized the only change other then a few port forwards that I made, was the addition of a Parental Rule to block specific things from two devices on my network.

As soon as I deleted this rule and ran a speed test, I got my full speeds again.

Anyone else see something like this before?


nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:17
Known issue with parental controls....


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
reply to RolteC
said by RolteC:

I saved the config file and reset the router. Full speeds!

I loaded the config file and back to sub 50Mbit on the download.

I then realized the only change other then a few port forwards that I made, was the addition of a Parental Rule to block specific things from two devices on my network.

As soon as I deleted this rule and ran a speed test, I got my full speeds again.

Anyone else see something like this before?

leave the routerin default, and for 9.00 a year you get a account at OpneDNs.com and you can do the same and a LOT more. it blocks manny sites that are hard to do on your own, all you do is go in the router and set the DNS entries to the open dns entries, then do the same in your home computers (hopefully your kids are not smart enough to override the DNs entries in their computers ) this is one of the best home work enforcement tools in case you have bezerker kids like I do LOL (they know how and do ) but i have a way around that too


RolteC
0h

join:2001-05-20
Fresh Meadows, NY
kudos:1
Thanks rtcy, I actually already use OpenDNS. Unfortunately, people are setting their own DNS servers.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA

1 recommendation

said by RolteC:

Thanks rtcy, I actually already use OpenDNS. Unfortunately, people are setting their own DNS servers.

you mean on computers inside your house/network correct ? cause if you know what ip's they are using you can block them , or just make a list of open public dns servers and see if they complain. and just make sure your edge router is set under connections wan ethernet / or coax whatever you are configured for to only 208.67.220.220 and 208.67.222.222 and when their entries fail on their computers it will drop to whatever the router feeds them and they will never know it

the more server numbers you block at opendns the more control you will have here is a small list

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1
198.153.192.1
198.153.194.1
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4
4.2.2.5
4.2.2.6
67.138.54.100
207.225.209.66
85.88.19.10 (German Xail.net) sehr schnell!
85.88.19.11 (German Xail.net)
87.118.100.175 (German Privacy Foundation e.V.)
94.75.228.28 (German Privacy Foundation e.V.)
62.141.58.13 (German Privacy Foundation e.V.)
85.25.251.254 (German Privacy Foundation e.V.) langsam!
85.214.73.63 (FoeBuD e.V.)
212.82.225.7 (ClaraNet)
212.82.226.212 (ClaraNet)
213.73.91.35 (Chaos Computer Club Berlin)
58.6.115.42 (OpenNIC, Australien)
58.6.115.43 (OpenNIC, Australien)
119.31.230.42 (OpenNIC, Australien)
200.252.98.162 (OpenNIC, Brasilien)
217.79.186.148 (OpenNIC, Deutschland)
82.229.244.191 (OpenNIC, Frankreich)
216.87.84.211 (OpenNIC, USA)
2002:d857:54d2:2:20e:2eff:fe63:d4a9 (OpenNIC, IPv6 USA)
2001:470:1f07:38b::1 (OpenNIC, IPv6 USA)
2001:470:1f10:c6::2 (OpenNIC, IPv6 USA)
66.244.95.20 (OpenNIC, USA)
204.152.184.76 (f.6to4-servers.net, ISC)
2001:4f8:0:2::14 (f.6to4-servers.net, IPv6, ISC)
194.150.168.168 (dns.as250.net; anycast DNS!)
80.237.196.2 (Erdgeist)
194.95.202.198 (UDK Berlin)
88.198.130.211 (Dataflash)
78.46.89.147 (ValiDOM)
129.206.100.126 (URZ Uni Heidelberg)
79.99.234.56 (justnet.ch, Schweiz)
208.67.220.220 (OpenDNS)
208.67.222.222 (OpenDNS)
156.154.70.22 (Comodo Secure DNS)
156.154.71.22 (Comodo Secure DNS)
85.25.149.144 (Freie DNS-Server)
87.106.37.196 (Freie DNS-Server)
8.8.8.8 (Google Public DNS)
8.8.4.4 (Google Public DNS)
88.198.24.111 (jali/CCCHB)

you can google tons of them block em ALL

DmVeE

join:2002-03-13
Jersey City, NJ
Wondering if I can sneak this question in here as it pertains to the REV I.

I already have a Rev I router and recently got hold of another Rev I router. Figured I would do MOCA bridge and then leave the wireless on and set it up as per the instruction in this site. (love the site btw) At first I was ecstatic that the wireless signal in my basement was much stronger now.
Then we did some testing. We needed to stream a video of the basement to the upstairs via Skype and both were connected to the same SSID. After about 10-15 minutes the source computer in the basement with the camera started to stutter and eventually come to a halt. I got to thinking that it would be the wireless as that's how both are connected.
Looked around and saw that check MOCA stats and saw that the Coax Wan stats of the basement revI was around ~75. Now when I hooked it up to the Coax I did not use a splitter as I am trying to eliminate a box where this connection is.
Am I doing something wrong with the settings? Is there another area for me to check?
Should I start a new thread with this question?
TIA!!!!


More Fiber
Premium,MVM
join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
kudos:32
Not clear from your post, which is the secondary router (basement?). The WAN port on the secondary router must be disabled per the instructions in the FAQ. If you've done that and the WAN coax stats you're referring to are for the primary router, then you have a cabling problem.

Assuming the basement router is the secondary router, then it should show "broadband coax down". i.e. no coax WAN stats.
--
There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.

DmVeE

join:2002-03-13
Jersey City, NJ
Yes, the basement is the secondary router. And I double checked and the WAN port is disabled. The stats are in the secondary router Coax Wan stats. Maybe it's just an anomaly and not a real reading as it is disabled?

Hopefully you can help me here a bit more.
I have a primary Actiontec router upstairs for G signal (2.4ghz only) and have an N router attached to it (5ghz only). They have .1 and .2 respectively as their Ip addresses. I also have a printer attached upstairs with an IP of .3. Now when I check the connections of the secondary router from the Main window it shows .2 as connected via Ethernet as well as another .2 connected via Coax. I also show from the secondary router connected via Coax a .1, .2 and .3. Is that how it should be?
Sorry, noob to this Moca bridging stuff.

claibourne

join:2011-07-04
Garland, TX
reply to RolteC
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said by RolteC:

Thanks rtcy, I actually already use OpenDNS. Unfortunately, people are setting their own DNS servers.

There's a quick and spiffy way to prevent them from doing exactly that. Just set up a couple rules in the "Advanced Filtering" section of the Firewall setup. First rule allows all traffic to the OpenDNS servers; the second rule blocks all DNS requests from any internal source IP, to any external destination IP. I've been doing this for two years on F, G, and I Actiontecs and haven't seen any pitfalls, performance or otherwise.


lordphong

@verizon.net
Hi all,
I'm on RevI as well but for some reason, I can't find UPnP, multicast, or IGMP options. My HDHomeRun Prime is connected to an ethernet port but none of my wireless devices can use WMC for it. It worked with the previous router but not this new RevI.

I heard people are also having this problem with xbox, tivo, and other devices as well.

claibourne

join:2011-07-04
Garland, TX
In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

I've also noticed that firewall logging no longer works as before. Even with logging enabled for "Remote Administration" attempts, nothing shows up in the logs. You can verify this by going to good old grc.com and running their port scanner to check your router security. Even when running that tool, nothing shows up in the Actiontec's firewall log.


lordphong

@verizon.net
said by claibourne:

In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

Those settings don't exist in Rev. I. They took out both the UPnP and IGMP settings in firmware 40.19.36.

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
said by lordphong :

said by claibourne:

In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

Those settings don't exist in Rev. I. They took out both the UPnP and IGMP settings in firmware 40.19.36.

Then on the Rev I is there no way to disable IGMP proxy? Just wondering because when it is enabled it makes my Airport Express speakers useless.


lordphong

@verizon.net
said by kes601:

said by lordphong :

said by claibourne:

In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

Those settings don't exist in Rev. I. They took out both the UPnP and IGMP settings in firmware 40.19.36.

Then on the Rev I is there no way to disable IGMP proxy? Just wondering because when it is enabled it makes my Airport Express speakers useless.

go to Advanced->Routing and uncheck the IGMP. that just disable the IGMP.

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
Now I'm confused, you just said they removed the settings from Rev I......

I don't have a Rev I right now, but if the settings are gone then I wouldn't want to upgrade.

FlareDust

join:2000-09-09
New York, NY
reply to lordphong
That is not going to work for his purposes of getting the Airport Express speakers to work. IGMP is needed for multicast as I understand, but the IGMP Proxy is blocks multicast from the Airport Express and the HDHomeRun prime (this is the problem I'm experiencing with my router at the moment).

In the latest firmware, 40.19.36, IGMP proxy settings are removed and you can no longer disable IGMP proxy. There are several people who have tried to downgrade the firmware with limited success.

Once a downgrade is completed, Fios will push the new firmware back onto the router. Blocking the port for which the firmware is pushed into the router is not allowed on the actiontec router. The only way to overcome this problem is to disable the internet/remove coax from the router.

If anyone knows of a workaround this would be great, otherwise I'm stuck with a HDHomeRun Prime that can only work over a wired network.


lordphong

@verizon.net
You are correct. I did not say you can disable IGMP proxy. I said you can disable IGMP, which is not the same thing. It worked for some people and not all. Most people need the multicast as you have said but it's still worth a try.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
reply to claibourne
said by claibourne:

said by RolteC:

Thanks rtcy, I actually already use OpenDNS. Unfortunately, people are setting their own DNS servers.

There's a quick and spiffy way to prevent them from doing exactly that. Just set up a couple rules in the "Advanced Filtering" section of the Firewall setup. First rule allows all traffic to the OpenDNS servers; the second rule blocks all DNS requests from any internal source IP, to any external destination IP. I've been doing this for two years on F, G, and I Actiontecs and haven't seen any pitfalls, performance or otherwise.

Very clean, merry Christmas and I'm defenetly showing my age and mind I think I tried something like this and failed. I miss my gnatbox firewall that thing let you made rules that always worked without fail. but I have 4 kids 3 of them computer savvy and then some and find a way around the old man.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
reply to lordphong
said by lordphong :

said by claibourne:

In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

Those settings don't exist in Rev. I. They took out both the UPnP and IGMP settings in firmware 40.19.36.

as I have the silicondust units too, this makes the I useless for me, and I was thinking of getting a couple and sending them to Brainslayer again. oh well

Can someone confirm if the uPNP is disabled? is this verizon's way to kill devices like the Silicon dust boxes? I'm sure we can still do them manually if so


bigdaddy

join:2009-11-18
kudos:2
said by rtcy:

said by lordphong :

said by claibourne:

In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

Those settings don't exist in Rev. I. They took out both the UPnP and IGMP settings in firmware 40.19.36.

as I have the silicondust units too, this makes the I useless for me, and I was thinking of getting a couple and sending them to Brainslayer again. oh well

Can someone confirm if the uPNP is disabled? is this verizon's way to kill devices like the Silicon dust boxes? I'm sure we can still do them manually if so

Verizon is going to be releasing another new firmware update to replace this one. I have no ETA but I was told that UPnP menu and IGMP Proxy menu will be restored and Wi-Fi will be upgraded from 130Mbps to 300Mbps at 40Mhz channel space.

So Hold on Help is on the way.


bigdaddy

join:2009-11-18
kudos:2
reply to rtcy
said by rtcy:

said by lordphong :

said by claibourne:

In the newest Rev I firmware, options to control UPnP and IGMP Proxy have been removed from the "Advanced Settings" page.

Those settings don't exist in Rev. I. They took out both the UPnP and IGMP settings in firmware 40.19.36.

as I have the silicondust units too, this makes the I useless for me, and I was thinking of getting a couple and sending them to Brainslayer again. oh well

Can someone confirm if the uPNP is disabled? is this verizon's way to kill devices like the Silicon dust boxes? I'm sure we can still do them manually if so

I can Confirm that UPnP is Enabled by Default. Sorry there is no hidden menu I could find to enable or disable UPnP we will just have to wait for the new firmware to be released.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
said by bigdaddy:

I can Confirm that UPnP is Enabled by Default. Sorry there is no hidden menu I could find to enable or disable UPnP we will just have to wait for the new firmware to be released.

good cause eventhough it's said tobebad, UPNP can make life easy when you have grandkids coming over and wanting to use their devices, I just hand them the wpa password and let those little fingers do the work. sure love that 6 tuner silicon box. going to get a couple of the new Ceton extenders and send back 2 hd boxes and turn off the home thingi on the DVR , still bothered by what I was told by their phone rep that I would have to return the DVR and get another to turn off the homedvr feature, something they turned on remotely. oh well that's OT

JohnJohnD

join:2008-12-22
Downingtown, PA

1 recommendation

Confirming that the deep link ("jump") works! Just in case that Verizon thread disappears, here's the deep link to the now-hidden IGMP Proxy page on the Rev I router:

»192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=6059

Acejam2k

join:2008-11-05
reply to bigdaddy
said by bigdaddy:

Verizon is going to be releasing another new firmware update to replace this one. I have no ETA but I was told that UPnP menu and IGMP Proxy menu will be restored and Wi-Fi will be upgraded from 130Mbps to 300Mbps at 40Mhz channel space.

So Hold on Help is on the way.

Do you have anymore details on the 300Mbps/40Mhz upgrade? This would be very helpful for me since my Rev I unit is the only router I have in my home. I do a lot of local LAN file transfers over Wi-Fi, and being limited to 130Mbps really hurts sometimes.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
said by Acejam2k:

said by bigdaddy:

Verizon is going to be releasing another new firmware update to replace this one. I have no ETA but I was told that UPnP menu and IGMP Proxy menu will be restored and Wi-Fi will be upgraded from 130Mbps to 300Mbps at 40Mhz channel space.

So Hold on Help is on the way.

Do you have anymore details on the 300Mbps/40Mhz upgrade? This would be very helpful for me since my Rev I unit is the only router I have in my home. I do a lot of local LAN file transfers over Wi-Fi, and being limited to 130Mbps really hurts sometimes.

Since I do not have access to a rev.i , I can not tell you what radio chipset and model it is or whether it will support the full range, so a firmware may not be all that is needed. I have swapped it on the rev A and the C models to accomodate third party firmware like Open WRT and DD-WRT.

I don't know if you have the cash to pick up this router and set it up as the second router to provide wireless in your place

»www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless···reviewed

but this Asus is the fastest in many tests done so far not only wireless but for the gigabit lan too
Expand your moderator at work

Klownicle

join:2005-03-15
Sarasota, FL
reply to bigdaddy

Re: Actiontec MI424WR FIOS N Router REV. I

Thanks for the info, both UPnP and the IGMP Proxy are features I want to disable on my network.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
reply to JohnJohnD
said by JohnJohnD:

Confirming that the deep link ("jump") works! Just in case that Verizon thread disappears, here's the deep link to the now-hidden IGMP Proxy page on the Rev I router:

»192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=6059

you would'nt know if there's a hidden page for UPNP in the REV I ? I thought it was on or so I assumed() but can't find it anywhere.

I did "something" to my MJ+ and now it no longer works in stand alone mode cursed. I get what I pay for. Wonder if that is a new Verizon weapon LOL.

I know I can bypass by setting a UDP rule for VOIP, guess I will call them and see if they release specs. no one seems to know what they are for the MJ+ model

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

you would'nt know if there's a hidden page for UPNP in the REV I ? I thought it was on or so I assumed() but can't find it anywhere.

»192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=900


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
said by kes601:

you would'nt know if there's a hidden page for UPNP in the REV I ? I thought it was on or so I assumed() but can't find it anywhere.

»192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=900

thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!! now to reboot it and see if I can get the Magic Jack Plus working in stand alone mode again