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and your ISP won't let you buy your own and just use their modem only? how about turning the router function off in your router/modem and using a regular router?
 
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Safe with Asus RT-N56U.

I do use UPnP inside my home network to run media from NAS to devices.
 
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#29
thanks for this, luckily i'm safe "not responded"
 
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Netgear WNR3500v2/U/L -- DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/12/10) mega
Did not respond to upnp probe
DD-WRT master race reporting
 
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#32
All it says is there is a risk. So what? If I don't have a router, and use just the modem, am I safe?
What is the attacker going to do with my upnp?

Edit...

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/347812

Look at the date.
 
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#33
You are even worse off... The router provides a bit of a firewall and NAT. The router can block a lot of attacks and such. My router has DDoS protection on it.
 

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#35
I just ran the test on my Netgear WGR614, found safe:




After the test, I went in the router settings and found UPnP enabled, so I just turned it off, not wishing to risk anything. Unless I find a reason to change it, I'll leave it disabled.
 
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#38
The Billion im behind is safe!! no surprise Billion modems are awesome!!
 

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#39
So you have two routers on the same network and why?
Lots of people have multiple Wireless routers. I have 2x Rosewill RNX-150RT running dd-wrt. One is my primary router and the other is a wireless bridge for my folding rigs inn the spare bedroom. Awesome little routers for $22.00 each.

BTW, this model is safe per the scan.

:toast:
 
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Cisco E-4200 V-2 safe.
 
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D-Link DIR 615 with DD-WRT safe on GRC and safe on Rapid7.
 
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THE EQUIPMENT AT THE TARGET IP ADDRESS
DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR UPnP PROBES!

im safe, thx for the heads up :)
 

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What I want to know, if the ISP's and router manufacturers pump out a forced firmware update, is how this will affect WHS 2011. It relies upon UPnP being enabled in order to interact and backup the client computers (and also I believe to stream media).
 
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#45
Because one I have to use because I get my phone through it. However its not really the best wireless. So I have another router hooked up to it for wireless. Tablets and smart phones just don't like the primary router.
Oh so it's technically just an "access point" for wireless then. Probably not necessary but you may be able to lock that thing down a bit further by disabling some functionality and such as you don't need it to actually do any routing (just provide a better 802.11 link to your network). I would turn off the wireless on the "main" router then too if you haven't already.
 
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Oh so it's technically just an "access point" for wireless then. Probably not necessary but you may be able to lock that thing down a bit further by disabling some functionality and such as you don't need it to actually do any routing (just provide a better 802.11 link to your network). I would turn off the wireless on the "main" router then too if you haven't already.
I was gonna do that but its an ISP router and every time I make any adjustments in it the damn thing gets reset by the ISP within 24 hours.
 
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#47
Interesting. And a bit unsettling, lol. Well you have full control over the "access point" at least.
 

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#48
I was gonna do that but its an ISP router and every time I make any adjustments in it the damn thing gets reset by the ISP within 24 hours.
I would look at other ISP's in your area before dealing with that much control over what you use as a modem/router.
 
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#49
I would look at other ISP's in your area before dealing with that much control over what you use as a modem/router.
Meh don't bother me.
 
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I'd better check the SOHO router when I get back.