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aefstoggaflm
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reply to SeanG

Re: How to detect..

#1 What is the brand and model of your modem?

#2 If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to the modem: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?

#3 For the laptop and Desktop(s) only:

a) What software firewall are you using?

For example - the only built into the OS..

b) If the software firewall built into the OS: What OS and Version:

For example - Windows XP.

#4 What level of WPA2 are you using: WPA2 or WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode?
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SeanG

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Orleans, ON

said by aefstoggaflm:

#1 What is the brand and model of your modem?
It's still the old 2.0 from Rogers (Scientific Atlanta DPC2100), planning on changing it tonight as well for the 3.0 to give them more money...

#2 If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to the modem: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?
Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router

#3 For the laptop and Desktop(s) only:

a) What software firewall are you using?
Comodo Internet Security (up-to-date)

For example - the only built into the OS..

b) If the software firewall built into the OS: What OS and Version:

For example - Windows XP.

#4 What level of WPA2 are you using: WPA2 or WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode?
WAP2 Personal

Missing anything?

quote:
If I have the key to your house, am I breaking in?

WEP is very easy to hack. Because you went to WPA2, but used the same PW, they could still connect. Change the PW for the router, and the wifi connection.

Good point
Forgot about the router PW too, changing that now as well.

Right now, no wireless in the house since I've changed the wifi key. So the router disconnected all wifi (of course), howevere I have no idea what's going on with my modem at this time since I'm still at work
Hopefully no activity.


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Unless you have malware on the home computer, there should be no modem activity to speak of.



aefstoggaflm
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reply to SeanG

#1 Since the router is using WAP2 Personal, what level is that:

a) AES

OR

b) TKIP

c) OR both AES and TKIP

?

#2 While I know you turn off the Wii, did you disconnect the power to it too?

#3 When you get home OR use LogMeIn: In the Linksys router go to Administration -> Management

#4 UPnP in the router is turned off?

#5 Remote Router Access in the router is turned off?

#6 When you get home OR use LogMeIn: In the Linksys router go to Administration -> Log

#7 Enable the log, if the log is not already enabled.
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aefstoggaflm
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reply to Juggernaut

said by Juggernaut:

Unless you have malware on the home computer, there should be no modem activity to speak of.

If the OP thinks that there is malware on his/her computer, he/she should:

a) Post in »Security Cleanup

b) While posting there, follow »Security Cleanup FAQ »Mandatory Steps Before Requesting Assistance
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SeanG

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reply to aefstoggaflm

said by aefstoggaflm:

#1 Since the router is using WAP2 Personal, what level is that:

a) AES

OR

b) TKIP

c) OR both AES and TKIP

--Both

#2 While I know you turn off the Wii, did you disconnect the power to it too?
--Oh yes, both!

#3 When you get home OR use LogMeIn: In the Linksys router go to Administration -> Management

#4 UPnP in the router is turned off?
--Should it be?

#5 Remote Router Access in the router is turned off?
--yes

#6 When you get home OR use LogMeIn: In the Linksys router go to Administration -> Log

#7 Enable the log, if the log is not already enabled.

--Just when I was reading this, I was also re-enabling this.


SeanG

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Orleans, ON
reply to aefstoggaflm

said by aefstoggaflm:

said by Juggernaut:

Unless you have malware on the home computer, there should be no modem activity to speak of.

If the OP thinks that there is malware on his/her computer, he/she should:

a) Post in »Security Cleanup

b) While posting there, follow »Security Cleanup FAQ »Mandatory Steps Before Requesting Assistance

When the bandwidth issue happened last week, I did a complete scan. I did have some malware, nothing major really and most I already knew about.


aefstoggaflm
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reply to SeanG

said by SeanG:

said by aefstoggaflm:

#3 When you get home OR use LogMeIn: In the Linksys router go to Administration -> Management

#4 UPnP in the router is turned off?

--Should it be?

Well, let me explain some info..

#1 Assuming that UPnP was off - if you want users upstream of your router to connect through your router to your computer behind your router you must log-in to your router and forward ports to the computer that is behind your router that you want them to connect to.

There are guides on-line you can find how to do that, if you are interested...

#2 As long as a program ( for example uTorrent ) or a system ( example most network cameras and DVRs ) allows you to define the port ( or ports ) that, that program/system uses (regardless if that program/system supports UPnP or not), then you do not need to use UPnP to allow users upstream of your router to connect through your router to your computer behind your router.

#3 If a program OR a system (for example Xbox) does not allow you to define the ports that, that program/system uses and you have at least two of those programs/systems that support UPnP and if you have only one public IP, using UPnP I have heard/read is the only way to get those apps/systems to work.

For example if talking about the Xbox or on the Playstation: With only one public IP and without using UPnP, good luck on getting Open NAT (on the Playstation it called NAT Type 2).

#4 Using UPnP allows you to open ports in the router automatic without asked for the router's control (with most Linksys the default password is admin) password.

#5 If you call number four above bad, that is the least of issues about UPnP..

a) I point to »www.h-online.com/security/news/i···727.html

b) To test to be sure UPnP is not enabled on the WAN Side:

a) Go to grc.com -> Services -> Shield's Up.

b) Read the page.

c) Click on proceed

d) Say ok to the alert about switching from https (SSL) to http (non SSL), as need be.

e) Click on GRC's Intstant UPnP Exposure Test

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Please note: There are other websites that allow you to check if UPnP is enabled on the WAN side, but I have not seen any others that are free from Java Script.

For example with »upnp-check.rapid7.com/ I had to have Java Script turned on and with NoScript I had to trust rapid7.com
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