When my computer (or computers) on my 'network' - which is just a desktop and my laptop, are subject to a DoS attack:
(1) On TelstraClear's end, are they aware of all the traffic going to my IP and could potentially step in?
(2) If the DoS attack data reaches my modem, which is then passed onto my router - because we have a Static IP - if things got out of hand I would simply turn the modem and router off for a while.
But when I turn things back on, would it be expected the DoS attack to have stopped (probably before another one starts again if they find my IP is 'live' again), because the DoS data is getting to TC but then not getting to my modem because it is off?
(3) I have enabled DoS settings. If needs be, I will post them here and maybe someone can suggest some changes. I guess if the router gets overloaded, it will simply crash. Would that be due to the amount of memory of the router?
(4) Are there any other ways to reduce the impact of DoS attacks as to not have to turn off equipment, etc., and have my computer AND router not being fed all this data thus slowing its running speed down to the point it may just freeze?
I know there is not a lot you can do with DoS attacks, but if you can implement something that MAY help if its a minor DoS attack (i.e. not from Anonymous, who attack US Govt websites and shut them down), I would appreciate some advise.