Internet was extremely spotty for about a week. I was on/off cycling the cable model and router almost daily, before I tried to sign into my router (126.96.36.199). When I did I was presented with a message "level_15" access code required or something similar. I hard reset the router and set everything back up with the same passwords I had used before and it was immediately changed again. After another reset, firmware upgrade, and a strong password chosen for the admin, everything is back to normal.
My questions are:
- Is this a common hack and why would someone want to do this?
- I thought someone would have to been physically close enough to wirelessly access my router. Is it possible to do these things remotely now?
- How was the password changed so quickly after the 1st reset?
I was trying to access my router at
http://188.8.131.52/, instead of
My router password was likely never changed, I was just using the wrong address. Now, I'm very curious what this "level_15_access" is at