[mythtv-users] OT: Router/net connection issues
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Mar 25 22:00:09 UTC 2009
Bobby Gill wrote:
> Yesterday, my sites stopped loading in Firefox all of a sudden, and I
> whipped out the shell to do a quick ping google.ca, which didn't respond. I
> tried opening up my Linksys CP in FF @ 192.168.1.1, but it timed out as
> well. However, my SSH connection to my mythbox/server was running fine. I
> was in a big hurry at the moment so without looking into the issue I ran
> down to the basement and power cycled the router (not the best idea perhaps,
> but again, was in a hurry).
> It just happened again now. I am wondering what this could be and what I
> should look for if/when it happens again, as it's becoming pretty
> irritating. It's not my cable modem, it is running fine and there have been
> no outages in my area. It must be the router, but I don't know enough about
> them to see what it could be and/or how to fix.
> I'm running a Linksys WRT54GS with the most recent firmware (Firmware
> Version: v1.52.5), and I have my mythbox (BE/server) and desktop/FE.
> Figured I'd ask my mythlist brethren of knowledgeable folk :)
Sorry, in a hurry, no time to check, but there's a virus/worm/whatever around
which attacks routers *like yours*. It locks you out of adminning your box then
turns it into a bot. Nuke it and rebuild, and make sure you give it a strong
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