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Router problem

By Prevs
Aug 9, 2006
  1. this evening when I tried to connect to he net I got the page could not be found screen. Im using a wirless connection and the connebt said the sinal strngth was good. When I chaecked the router though the adsl setting had been reset and dhcp was set to on, I use static ip's and thats what i had set it to. Acouple of days ago I set up port forwarding could my router have been hacked or is that unlikely.
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    you did change the default password in router???
    I have never been hacked through here but I have been attacked
    make sure upnp is not set to on any of the options
    reset your router if it does it again update the bios--oops meant firmware
    could be the router is going bad ,
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Routers do "forget" all their settings sometimes.. Is it a Linksys WRT54G rev. 3.x by any chance you have there? :p

    You can try updating the router firmware.
     
  4. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Why are you using static ip addresses? If its a small home network let the router hand out the ip addresses!
    Also, listen to Nodsu ... upgrade the firmware (especially if its a D-Link!). but remember to note your settings before hand and factory reset the router.
     
  5. Prevs

    Prevs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    I reset the password yesterday and it seems to be ok, I set static ip's because my wireless kept cutting out. A bit of googling told me to try static ip and disable some of the wirless conection properties, so I did and just left tcp/ip. I also removed the third party software that came with the wirless card and Havent had a problem since
     
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