Questions tagged [router]

A router is a networking device that routes forwards between networks. A router generally has two or more data connections allowing data to be routed between networks.

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Can the router manufacturer such as ASUS remotely access my router? [on hold]

I have heard that the manufacturer of any router can remotely access your router, if they implant a backdoor in it. I heard they can see your WiFi password, they can push updates and track you ...
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How can a website know my private IP address? [duplicate]

I recently came across this website called whatsmyrouterip.com. How does this website know both my private and public router IP address?
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DMZ an additional router

Recently I had an idea to test use a server (with ubuntu) and I need it to be accessible from the outside with port forwarding. I'm not often at home, but the internet provider doesn't like their ...
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how did hackers do the CSRF router hacking while CORS policy exist?

about attacks like this where the do change the router dns using malicious code on fake sites or ads ... how these sites were allowed to access the router while routers doesn't have Access-Control-...
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Can a hacker see me changing my router password?

Let's say someone already knows my Verizon FiOS router password and has previously hacked me and maybe my computers at home. If I change my router password, couldn't they see me doing it and know what ...
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Why doesn't the fluxion attack steal credentials when authenticating to the network?

I ask this question because i am not happy with the answer here In a normal attack such as fluxion. You send DEAUTH packets to the victim wifi. Clone their access point and host an open wifi. Let ...
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Securing Home Network using 3rd Party Firmware / Access Points

I've been having some trouble on my home network and thought that having a router as an AP would help fix these attacks. At first it did, but now it seems the attackers have gotten through. For all I ...
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Norton Security blocked “Fake Tech Support Website” within router?

Norton Security (software installed on the computer) supposedly blocked a fake website coming from my internet router. (See the full alert details window screenshot). My internet router is a BT Home ...
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Is router pinging local hosts normal functionality? [closed]

Do router's normally use the ping command to discover local hosts? I ask because while I was at work my firewall on my personal laptop blocked two pings (among other things) and it said they came from ...
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Full isolation of a honeypot on a single Internet line?

What happens when you swap a modem and router out with a different modem and router? Can you achieve full isolation by alternating between which network is plugged into the Internet line? I am ...
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Did ZTE put a backdoor in my router? How can I remove it?

I have a ZTE router model ZXHN H198A. Recently, upon connecting to it with Telnet (with some default username-password, of course), I decided to go around the filesystem. Then I noticed that they ...
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is it possible that an attacker catch a page name from history?

like if an attacker sets a dns rebinding would he be able to get the router name from the history so he can make his attack more accurate .
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Found an application (Whatsapp) initiating UPnP requests, is it something that I should worry about?

I have logged in into my router using the web interface. I was checking UPnP forwarding (which is enabled by default), and found out that whatsapp is initiating a UPnP request on port 65072. Is ...
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Is it possible to provide malware from a router?

I received a disturbing mail containing the password for my desktop computer account. In this mail the hacker stated that he used a vulnerability in my router with CVE: CVE-2020-1672. After searching ...
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Router Security Log Shows Many Blocked TCP Connections

When checking my router tonight I looked at its security log. I saw thousands of blocked tcp traffic. Why are these considered security events? The log shows many blocked tcp incoming request from ...
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Analyze / Sniff all packets from all devices connected to a router

First of all, before explaining what I'm trying to do, let me clarify that my intentions are not steal any information, as it's only for study purposes, not even for my own entertainment. I'm trying ...
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Is my router spying on my network traffic?

I got a new TP-Link router a couple months ago, and configured it to use the OpenDNS domain servers for basic content filtering across all household WiFi devices. Everything seemed to be great. ...
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Sniffing router's WiFi traffic

Let's say someone already has my key and is logged in my wifi network and also has access to my router. Catching the four-way handshake for the hacker is important to see my web traffic. If he wants ...
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What are these queries my router seems to be making? [closed]

I am logging my home router's firewall. It gives a lot of entries like these: 07:17:00.157793 IP 192.168.178.1.serialgateway > 192.168.178.10.syslog: SYSLOG local0.alert, length: 136 07:17:00....
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Should I trash my router if it still runs OpenSSL 0.9.8p and OpenVPN 2.2.2 in 2017?

I have the Easybox 904 xDSL router from Vodafone (Germany) running the latest firmware 03.17.01.17. I wanted to upgrade the firmware but found out that the latest version is from 2015 - no updates ...
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DMZ to Virtualbox VM with pfSense

It is safe to make a DMZ to a VirtualBox VM that has pfSense installed with two network cards one on bridge and one on intnet. The DMZ would do this by indicating the ip of pfSense to the router. ...
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Benefits of home router behind Linux firewall?

Like a lot of people I have a simple consumer grade router at home. The setup is pretty standard: Ethernet from the cable modem --> router's WAN Given the poor track record of consumer routers ...
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How does Comcast know my WiFi password?

How does Comcast know my WiFi password? I generated it via KeePass and entered it into my Arris router/cable modem myself, and I bought the router used from a friend. When I went to the account web ...
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Security of next generation firewall

In recent years there's been a number of IndieGoGo or KickStarter projects for smart device protection, or next-generation firewalls. Some examples are: Anonabox, Cujo, Dojo, Firewalla, Keezel, ...
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What are the possible solution for blocking VPN connection on a home network?

I am not a techie. I am just wanting to force some parentral control using OPENDNS. Opendns works fine however it is easily broken on android or windows using vpn software like ultrasurf or latern or ...
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Management interface on Cisco router

In my company we had firewall as edge device with the internet. Behind this central firewall we have management network. Now we had to put Cisco router in front of central firewall, as part of some ...
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How can I perform DNS rebinding using evil twin at the local level?

How can I perform DNS rebinding using evil twin at the local level? I want to perform a DNS-Rebinding-Attack using an evil twin on local level. The curl command to login into the router curl "http:...
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Is someone trying to break in my WIFI router?

We have a WIFI router with SSID: "dummyssid" with our own WPA2 password. Today unexpectedly, another WIFI SSID was available in the WIFI scan list with exactly same as of our SSID: "dummyssid" but ...
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Router Receiving Unknown Packets from the Same IP and Port Even After Address Rotations - How?

One of our client's routers is receiving packets from the same source IP address and port repeatedly, even when the router is rebooted and obtains a fresh dynamically assigned IP address, and while no ...
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What is this NAT rule forwarding UDP port 1052?

I just went to have a look through some router settings today and found an unknown new entry in the NAT table, forwarding UDP port 1052 to the same port on a host which runs both Windows 7 and Linux. ...
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Cannot identify or block unknown MAC addresses

I've only got a basic idea about networking, Google is my teacher. Router: Tenda D303 Location: India Connection: BSNL Unlimited 1Mbps broadband. Friends and relatives visit me often, and connect to ...
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Open ports on my NetGear router

I ran an nmap scan on my home router and I am seeing a ton of open ports. Is this normal? How do I go about closing them? $ nmap 192.168.1.1 Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2019-03-16 20:...
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Fully transparent proxy

By default mitmproxy will use its own local IP address for its server-side connections. What I want instead is mitmproxy to use the client’s IP address for server-side connections. The following ...
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Is there any virus for wi-fi routers that only slow down internet speed and nothing else?

Theoretically I should get 8 MB/s, but over the last 2 months I have hardly been getting 2.5. My ISP claims, on the phone, that my router has a virus in it from a downloaded file. They seemingly have ...
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If I delete my router's history can my ISP still provide it to my parents?

If I delete my router's history, is it still visible and can my ISP still provide it to my parents? Or is it deleted from existence?
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Modify the hosts file of the router and redirect trafic

My question is how can I modify the hosts file of the router (If it exists), And redirect users to my server when they prompt a specific website?
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Buying a “Used” Router

I am buying a "new" router from an open-box sale at a company that liquidates eCommerce returns. Plan to use it for a home network at cottage. I'm a bit nervous that it could have been modified by ...
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How to direct devices by hacking a router changing the DNS settings?

If I hacked a router's admin panel outside my network, is it possible to direct all devices in that network to any website I want by DNS settings? If it is possible, how?
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How to block WhatsApp traffic in TP Link router? [closed]

Can anyone tell me how to block Android WhatsApp traffic in a TP Link router?
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How do I deal with a compromised network device?

I suspect that a network device (modem, router. switch, access point, etc) is compromised. What should I do?
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Is it something to worry about when my browser warns me that my connection to 192.168.1.1 (router admin page) is not secure?

I got this "Not secure" warning when I'm trying to log in to my router (it's within my physical access). Apparently my router's management (admin) system doesn't have HTTPS. Chrome also says Your ...
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Am I getting DDOS attacked?

There has been some weird activity with my WiFi router after somebody threatened to DDoS me. I am looking at my WiFi router's activity logs and I don't know what I am looking for. What happens is my ...
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Using THC Hydra to attack Cisco router

I am trying to do successfull attack on my cisco home router using THC Hydra. I already know a username/password(admin/admin). First with nmap I looked for open ports on router and only opened one ...
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How to know if unauthorized users have connected to my home wifi?

I have a TP-Link wifi router. There is no screen on the front to indicate how many devices are connected to it. Is there any way to either access logs or in real-time monitor how many devices are ...
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Secure architecture for isolated printer network

I am very new to "networking" and security, but I realize that it would be more secure to have printers on their own "isolated network". How do I secure my networked printers? What kind of printers ...
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Secure onion router setup [closed]

I would like to setup a Raspberry Pi as an onion router, but I have some questions about it. At home I am using a Fritz!Box to connect to the outer world (to the net of my ISP). Would it make any ...
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Is the Asus Router UPnP Media Server a Security Vulnerability?

I understand the security implications of general UPnP, but my router, an Asus RT-AC66U has an UPnP Media Server inside it, where I can stream all my media inside the pendrive attached to the router. ...
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Simultanous VPN on router

I have questions regarding the following setup: Router is configured to tunnel every connection through a VPN server in country A Additionally, using the software of the same VPN provider on the ...
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Cisco EPC3928 router unknown host

I have a Cisco EPC3928 router on my home network. While scanning my network, I found an unknown Linux host. Host details Linux 2.6.9 - 2.6.30 192.168.0.13, no IPv6 address mac 00:11:E6:DE:AD:07 (...
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Is it possible to eavesdrop the wireless data transmission without being authorized to a router?

I read in computer security book that there are three places in wireless networking where you can be attacked: wireless transmission, access points and wireless network itself. The book illustrates ...