07-23-2011 09:24 AM
I hate the Verizon routers. Give very to little information in the log files now with the Rev 2 Version E. it seems worse. What is a type 15 message?
It would be nice to know where this is being suppressed from. Just make all things work for CID and Remote DVR. The Actiontec routers suck!
|Jul 23 12:12:21 2011||Firewall Info||Rate Limit||5 messages of type  Default policy suppressed in 1 second(s)|
07-23-2011 10:35 AM - edited 07-23-2011 10:39 AM
The ActionTecs are physically good units. I've never seen an issue with them in regards to the hardware (minus reports of them failing from time to time, but that just happens). The software on the other hand, the Verizon-branded firmware, yeah, that sucks. I think at this point it might be a good idea for Verizon to talk to the guys behind the DD-WRT/OpenWRT projects, since their firmware runs rock solid on the ActionTec routers with no problem what so ever.
As far as CWMP/Remote Access Agents, I've always voiced out against them. This thread shows exactly why. Get someone on your tail they'll find a way to break into a router. This makes it a lot easier. It's bad when I find ISPs giving away residential routers/gateways that have remote administration not defined anywhere in the router but can be reached simply by entering in an IP address and port number into a web browser from any connection. You can really have all sorts of fun once you find something like that, especially if the Username and Password is simply a default User/Pass.
As for the OP: I would have someone (local computer geek who knows what they are doing, perhaps) take a very close look at your PC, first of all to make sure you aren't infected with malware or have keylogging software installed. A lot of machine compromises I find tend to take place using a hidden Administrator Account, usually created from malware install or from automated commands coming from say, a botnet. If any signs of compromise are found I would highly suggest a reformat and reinstall of Windows since you do not know what they might have gotten into. When setting up Windows, make sure you have created two user accounts. One account would be the Administrator Account with a password, the second being a Limited User Account also with a password which will be the account you will use. Fully patch the PC from Windows Update, including any and all service packs and new versions of software such as Internet Explorer using the Administrator Account. From there, install the programs you use and check each program for patches using the Administrator Account. Install Security Software (I suggest Avast! with Malwarebytes and/or SUPERAntiSpyware) and verify that at least the Windows Firewall is enabled for a basic stance. Use Firefox as your web browser, running it with the Ad-block Plus extension installed. Finally, using the Limited User account, copy any files you may have backed up back onto your PC.
To ensure that none of your IM/chat accounts have been compromised, I would also use a PC running a Linux LiveCD to change the passwords on those accounts, at a minimum. In addition, I would unplug the Coaxial connection from the Verizon router temporarilly, give it a factory reset, and then configure it with a different password. From there, I would make sure UPnP is disabled, a Firewall rule is configured for Port 4567 to drop inbound requests to that port, and your Wireless is configured to use WPA2-PSK AES Encryption. From there, switch off the FiOS router, connect the coaxial cable, and leave the router off for a few hours. Finally, turn it back on and you should have connectivity.
07-23-2011 03:27 PM
Yea the Rev E and greater routers have a little more memory or better management for the NAT table. I myself like my Linux based IP-Cop 1.9 which is now running behind the Actiontec. Since my Rev D locked up last month and went South, I decided to put the new Rev. E back on the front lines for Remote DVR and CID if they get it working for me again. I too run Avast and Malwarebytes. CSR wanted remote access to my desktop, I said no IHA, and no I am behind double NAT. If someone is hammering my router, I like to be able to see who and for how long. The Actiontec logs are bogus in size and information. Now the hard drive logs on my IP-COP stay for 60 days or what ever, and log every connection. I can't see paying for the full version of Smoothwall. And I am not that much of a Linux Geek to roll my own. I did manage to get Dan's Guardian to run with the new Cop 1.9 which is a darn good proxy filter.
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