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Topic # 179068 25-Aug-2015 12:33
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Hey Guys,

I found recently that I was having issues with browsing to some site and latency when using streaming services like Sky Go. During my troubleshooting I found that my Netcomm, supplied by Orcon, had static DNS servers set. Primary was with, Google, as the secondary. I was under the impression that Orcon's DNS servers were and I found changing them back to automatic fixed the issues I was having but am a little bit wary of how they were changed as I have factory reset my modem previously.

Just wondering if anyone else has had these same or similar DNS servers appear in their modems.


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  Reply # 1374041 25-Aug-2015 17:12
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I think your router firewall is off and your default password is still present or was cracked.
There are a large number of routers out there that have a UPNP bug that you can cause the firewall to turn off exposing it to the internet surprising most people never change the default password.

That IP is a US based IP and running a name sever open to the world and your requests will have been monitored or intercepted.

Change ALL passwords :) Edit: <<< ok might be extreme but always a good to do.


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  Reply # 1376941 31-Aug-2015 10:46
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That's quite funny.

I've recently been experiencing time-outs on Google.  I have a Draytek 2912 router on a fibre connection.

I observed the DNS settings as being:


I think mine has been compromised too.  I found this thread via a Google search.  I've been getting redirected on my smartphone but none of the workstations appear to be effected at all.  AdBlock and software firewalls could be a factor there.  I'll have to call to find out what the proper DNS settings are.

EDIT:  Confirmed router has been compromised.  It's a known issue apparently.  The solution is to change the password away from the default and reset your DNS settings.

Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

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