New 1GB Router Denial of Service is Logged
All the previous threads are very dated... And, Locked...
I recently upgraded my Home Wireless Router to a Netgear WNDR3700. Going from a
Linksys 10/100 Wired/Wireless G to a 1GB wired dual band G/N.
My Symantec is as updated as can possibly be for version 11.0.5000,550 running
Live Update All daily.
I have mitigated the problem somewhat by reducing the time out to 1 second.
I am NOT a Network Guru and I am at a loss to know how to tell whether this is a
'UDP Flood' situation because of the increased bandwidth or a "real" DOS attack.
The reason I upgraded was to support my new Silicon Dust HDHomerun Prime HD (3
Tuners) DVR system. I am concerned that this problem will occur during a
recording session and blow it out of the water.
I am no longer on my 'Good' Laptop as it is now my Media Center (The DVR requires
Win 7 Windows Media Center to work). So, I can't say for sure if it is actually
happening there or not. (The one I am one most is now a Dell Latitude D600! Great
for e-mail and FB :) )
Primary concern is how to tell if it is a real DOS attack or not...
Secondary, is I am still getting (assumed - Firefox can't fid server) DNS
handshaking misses. (Using IE8 Right now as default)
Of course... I may have the router set up wrong, too...
Sorry for any spelling errors as IE8 has no spell checker and Specie doesn't seem
to work on the forum...
I HATE consumer oriented products that leave out all the techie stuff! Which is
what Netgear has done with this router!
Very frustrating to be 60 and having been 'playing' with computers and programming since 17 and be at a total loss...
Posting was a nightmare... I hope I got it right???