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#272231 15-Jun-2020 20:30
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Hi

 

Have had fibre installed and got a Chorus ONT type 300 installed - while this model can function as a router/WiFi device this is supposedly disabled.  Have noticed that on occasion the 5G led lights and using the on/off switch for WiFi has no effect.  This seems odd behaviour - any comments/observations welcome.

 

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  #2505342 15-Jun-2020 20:33
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it shouldn't be - run some wireless heatmap software, turn off your router but leave the ONT on, if you see a rogue wifi unit then call up your RSP and long a fault


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  #2505402 15-Jun-2020 21:07
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The WLAN-5G light flashes on my ~1 month old Chorus ONT 300 model too, no SSID to be found when scanning so I just assumed it's normal

The 2.4 GHz light never flashes

 
 
 
 




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  #2505525 15-Jun-2020 23:09
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Hi, 

 

I have run a couple of different WiFi analyzers that don't see anything but could it listen without broadcasting a SSID/signal?  The WiFi analyser did pick up odd hidden broadcasts from the Spark Smartmodem (separate post under Spark Smart Modem thread....).

 

On reading online the state of many modems firmware. basic holes, poor security design (by design?) - even simple lockout or longer delays from successive attempts, blocking multiple logins,..... and when looking at buying a wifi modem/router many of the ones suggested were on alert lists with the vendors not updating firmware for known issues even after six months and researchers documenting hacking activity.

 

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  #2505565 16-Jun-2020 07:13
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PacketSurfer:

 

Hi, 

 

I have run a couple of different WiFi analyzers that don't see anything but could it listen without broadcasting a SSID/signal?  The WiFi analyser did pick up odd hidden broadcasts from the Spark Smartmodem (separate post under Spark Smart Modem thread....).

 

 

This is for the Mesh Backhauling. can be safely ignored.

 

 

 

PacketSurfer:

 

On reading online the state of many modems firmware. basic holes, poor security design (by design?) - even simple lockout or longer delays from successive attempts, blocking multiple logins,..... and when looking at buying a wifi modem/router many of the ones suggested were on alert lists with the vendors not updating firmware for known issues even after six months and researchers documenting hacking activity.

 

 

I'd doubt it's a gaping security hole





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