[TriLUG] Linksys advice
william at trilug.org
Wed Mar 9 13:37:46 EST 2005
Is this purely a WAP or is a WAP/NAT router? My understanding is that the
later Linksys NAT routers try to query dynamic dns sites periodically to
see if they have a domain they should be attached to (dyndns.org has some
info on this; basically a bunch of Linksys routers caused them a DDoS by
querying the wrong (hard coded) dns server).
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 sholton at mindspring.com wrote:
> I'm hoping someone knows a backdoor short of re-chipping the box....
> I've installed a Linksys WAP onto my home network to supplement an
> Apple AirPort Base Station with a faulty wireless card. The AirPort
> still manages the dial-up connection to the Internet, but the Linksys
> now handles the wireless to LAN connections.
> This setup works fine as far as allowing every computer to get
> to where they want to go.
> But the Linksys has a nasty habit of treating the Internet as being
> always available, always up, and no cost. That's a reasonable
> assumption if it's connected to a cable modem, but doesn't work
> when the Internet link is dialup. The Linksys keeps asking the AirPort
> for an Internet connection for some purpose, which causes
> the phone line to be tied up for <AirPort_TIMEOUT> minutes.
> Does anyone know what/who the Linksys is contacting behind my
> back?Or better yet, how to tell it to stop?
> I'm hoping for a simple fix which doesn't involve sniffing the
> connection from Ethereal, re-chipping the Linksys, or building
> my own box to ahandle the dial-up.
> Then again, I'm open to suggestions.....
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