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Internet suddenly slow? INET light going nuts in the modem?

Someone may have hacked into your router and is using up your bandwidth.

go into the router and change (or enable) the security settings.
If you don't require wireless, DISABLE it.
unplug and reconnect the modem/router
reset the computer.

PS - don't think that just because your wireless security is configured that someone can't hop onto it.
I have an old P-III laptop that can crack a 128 bit WEP key in 8 minutes!
Disable the wireless if you don't need it or change to WPA/WPA2 personal.

It may even be that someone hasn't hacked in to your system YET but was attempting to...one of the tricks to hacking a WEP key is to inject signals at a high rate of speed which would bring your router to a crawl.

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I and password and a user name and went open again after 1 week


If you set a user name and password on a router and set the security setting for wireless and found later that it was blank, then it could be some settings allowed it to be hacked, make sure that wireless configuration is not enabled, A person should have to hard wire connect to the router to change the settings. The other thing is that there is a reset button on it that allows it to be reset if someone forgets the access codes. Someone could physically press that button and reset it.

Sep 07, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How do i unlock my d link


The first thing you should do upon completing a wireless connection with a D-Link router is to set up wireless security by accessing the router settings. This protects you against computer hackers trying to gain access to your bandwidth to commit fraud against you or others. It also restricts access away from those who live around you that would rather use your bandwidth instead of paying for their own. Unauthorized users can drastically slow your network speed.

1.Enter the IP address for the D-Link router into a web browser. The default address is 192.168.0.1. This address is typically located underneath the router. Load the page to access the login details.

2.Enter the login details. Refer to your records if necessary. The user name is usually "admin." Enter in your password. A blank password is the default. Load the page to access the router settings. Note: It's important to set a password, if you haven't already done so.

3.Click on the "Set Up" hyperlink and then click on the "Wireless Settings" hyperlink.

4.Scroll down until you see "Wireless Security Mode" and select your desired level of security from the drop-down. The type of security you select depends on the electronic equipment you want to connect to your network and the level of security you want to enable. See Resources for details on the different types of security available. If you are still unsure, WEP offers a decent level of security and works with almost all Wi-Fi enabled components like mobile phones, gaming equipment and laptops.

5.Enter in your desired password into the "Password" field and then enter in the password a second time in the "Re-Enter Password" field. Select "Save Setting" to enable wireless security on your D-Link Router.

Sep 20, 2011 | D-Link DIR-300 Wireless Router

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I just want to monitor my router to see what the memory left, and what is being used. I suspect someone is downloading big files and using all the available memory


Hi!

Actually it's not about available memory. It's about bandwidth. If you suspect that someone is connecting to your (I assume wireless) router, the best thing to do is to increase security.
Change the wifi security code (password), change the security settings (e.g. WPA or better WPA2 instead of WEP).
If you need more details about network security, please post again, and give me more details about your router manufacturer and model.

Hope it helped,

Bogdan

Aug 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I never had a password for my router, but Today is has a password and I cant use it


I assume you are talking about a wireless router.

If so, then it is possible someone else has accessed your router's ADMIN settings through a wireless connection and has enabled the password feature. This can be done from a wireless computer somewhere inside your home, or even from one located outside on the street or from a nearby neighbours house. Normally this is done by wireless hackers to maintain access to your router and keep on stealing your internet signal bandwidth.

Luckily you can just use the RESET feature on your router to clear off any old settings and return it to factory new condition. Then you can set up your system again using your own secure ADMIN password and wireless encryption. I highly recommend you use the more secure WPA wireless encryption as opposed to the old WEP type which can easily be hacked.

Just look in your router's USER MANUAL for complete instructions on how to RESET the router using the small pinhole button on underside of router, how to set up an ADMIN password, and how to enable WPA wireless encryption on your system. This should secure your system and keep out those pesky wireless hackers.

I hope this was helpful, good luck and take care.

Joe.

Jul 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Iam having BSNL broadband connection. I have BSNL modem No.DNA-A211-I. Earlier it was having good internet speed when all modem lights were stable. \r\nNow, INET light is continuously blinking due to which internet speed is very slow & not able to download anything.\r\n Please help immediately.


Someone may have hacked into your router and is using up your bandwidth.

go into the router and change (or enable) the security settings. If you don't require wireless, DISABLE it.
unplug and reconnect the modem/router
reset the computer.

PS - don't think that just because your wireless security is configured that someone can't hop onto it.
I have an old P-III laptop that can crack a 128 bit WEP key in 8 minutes!
Disable the wireless if you don't need it or change to WPA/WPA2 personal.

It may even be that someone hadn't hacked in to your system YET but was attempting to...one of the tricks to hacking a WEP key is to inject signals at a high rate of speed which would bring your router to a crawl.

Mar 03, 2011 | Samson Technology X6v ADSL ModemWireless...

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