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    • in reply to: How do I get to %SYSTEMROOT%\debug\msert.log #2372130
      dmt_3904
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      Found this also works – bring up search, type %systemroot%, select %systemroot% file folder. Thanks!

      in reply to: Windows 10 version 20H2 – Is it Stable Now? #2372098
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      I’m interested in why you got rid of your hotmail account? Or did you? You say you still have a hotmail account, but also, you found another email service.

      Nothing last forever and I also have a hotmail account I use. When Microsoft announced they were discontinuing the service I, like most of the grown ups, found another email service and email account.

      My understanding was hotmail’s been ported over to outlook.com – I’ve been using my hotmail since then.  I guess MS could eliminate hotmail entirely at some point, but I didn’t think the change meant I had to get a new email id.  I thought it means that it’s now outlook.com still with my hotmail front end….is my understanding incorrect?

      in reply to: Windows 10 version 20H2 – Is it Stable Now? #2372097
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      I have to update my husband’s hotmail password I’m tech support in this house –  he knows nothing about tech stuff, but he’s a fantastic carpenter! Anyhow, I digress – so  I have not updated his pw for a loong time.  I remember being able to logon via browser (hotmail or redirect  to outlook) and update pw.  I have not created a MS account for him and I do not want to – he doesn’t need it, I don’t need it!

      I don’t want to mess it up & maybe lose access to his email – can I logon to msn homepage, as noted, and update the password from there?  He doesn’t have a computer – just IOS devices – so of course, will have to update those passwords too – which is another problem in itself. Wish Apple would provide an update password function and make it easier!  I know it should tell me I need to logon again – but sometimes the prompt doesn’t come up for a while.

      I’m also concerned that sometimes when I use my pc to logon it gets messged up bc it’s associated with my account, my id – I don’t know how that works – maybe I should logon with the ipad and do it there to remain separate??

       

      dmt_3904
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      I ran the tests on routersecurity.org – all the ones I thought applied.  So far so good.  I have not run UDP tests.  TCP ports aren’t open.  Is it necessary to run UDP tests – I don’t know what to do if I find a UDP port open….

      Also – this is a bit of a concern – and may be a false positive but Virus total returns one malicious entry found (out of 85) from Antiy-AVL on https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2

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      Thanks.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2371823
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      And a big “Thank you” to everyone here for helping me. I really appreciate it! : ) Donna

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2371795
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      Well I successfully change the router IP addressing and connected it to the Internet!  Yeah! The Internet actually didn’t come up at first and I got a little anxious but all I had to do was reboot the modem. Now I am running tests. I checked shieldsup on virus total because you never know when a site will become infected. It came back with one malicious entity from Antiy-AVL!!  This was on the port scanning page the main page comes back clean.   I don’t know if it’s a false positive but makes me a little nervous. I will try some other test sites.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2371531
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      OK sounds like a plan, thanks everyone ! I’ll be back if I have more questions or problems 😁

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2371476
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      Thank you for the feedback, Bob and confirmation on my steps. I had updated the wifi & router passwords – 20 characters each!

      By the way, bummer to hear that you for whatever reason definitely don’t have access to the remote admin feature, if only to be able to confirm what Netgear’s said recently from some of the posts that quote them above.

      Yeah it is a bummer!  But I think the remote admin feature is disabled.  The user guide says all this under that option – none of which I have, so I can’t see how it’d be active. I thought I could try to test it to verify it’s not accessible, but I don’t have an ip address or port.

      In the Allow Remote Access By section, specify the external IP addresses to be allowed  to access the router’s remote management.
      Note: For enhanced security, restrict access to as few external IP addresses as practical.
      Select one of the following:
      Only This Computer. Allow access from a single IP address on the Internet. Enter the IP address to be allowed access.
      • IP Address Range. Allow access from a range of IP addresses on the Internet.
      Enter a beginning IP address and an ending IP address to define the allowed range.
      • Everyone. Allow access from any IP address on the Internet.
      7. Specify the port number for accessing the router web interface.
      Normal web browser access uses the standard HTTP service port 80.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2371469
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      I have configured the new router, but am hesitant to make the LAN IP addressing change. It is easy enough to follow the instructions to make the change in the router, but I am concerned about creating an unforseen issue technical issue I can’t handle. I believe it will be more secure than the default, so I want to do it. Below are the steps I will take, does this make sense?
      • turn wifi off on all devices. Power down router and modem
      • disconnect existing router from modem
      • connect new router to laptop with ethernet
      • back up router config to go back if changes don’t work
      • change the LAN IP addressing
      • change new router ssid to current ssid
      • power down laptop and new router
      • connect new router to the modem
      • power on modem, wait for it to come up
      • power on router, and wait for it to come up
      • boot the computer. Logon to wifi
      • logon to router via the internet.
      • verify I can get online. Test.
      • connect other wired devices; test.
      • set up Guest Network with unique ssid and put the tv/printer on there

      Also, this router has a password reset function with security questions. I was going to disable it, good or bad idea? I think it’s good that the router doesn’t allow unlimited logon attempts and without the pw reset, I guess I’d have to do a factory reset to get into the router. But I have a vague sense that this feature can be exploited, though I have no idea how! My ignorance makes me a little paranoid sometimes! 😊

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      I try to use passwords longer than 20 characters whenever possible, but a lot of sites won’t let me use more than 16 — or even, sometimes, only ten — characters. That’s what must change.

      I totally agree!  Some sites won’t allow me to use more than 8 characters. Ridiculous!  I use a password generator, try to make my passwords at least 20 characters long and try not to use dictionary words.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2371164
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      Thank you. I do not have “Remote Management”. I do have “Web Services” but the only option under there is to “use HTTPS only to access the router”

      No remote management option anywhere.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2370931
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      Well I called support. They cannot answer a question unless I have an account & register my device. : /

      I know for sure the setting is in the users guide for my router model, but not in the configuration options.

      https://kb.netgear.com/000063525/How-can-I-make-my-home-network-more-secure

      Found this on their website:

      Make sure that remote management access is disabled on your router. Remote Management is a feature that lets you connect to your router or gateway over the Internet when you are not at home. Most people do not need to use this feature, and it is turned off by default. We recommend keeping this feature disabled so that your router is not discoverable by devices that are not connected to your network.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2370852
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      Right, but this option is not there
      Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Remote Management

      It is in the users manual, but there is no remote management option.  I have updated the firmware. I had seen something online that said they removed it because most users aren’t tech savvy enough to handle it and it was being exploited.  Thanks Netgear! I guess it’s also a problem if you do want to turn on remote management! You’d need to get a different router.

      I think it is true that the average user doesn’t know anything about security, their router settings, etc. and are in need “somebody”to look out for them.  I don’t like it because I can handle this stuff and I would like the assurance that it’s not on.  I will have to contact them (and hope I get the right answer) and do more poking around online.
      I don’t think my Linksys has this option either. Thanks.

      in reply to: Best configuration settings for new router #2370761
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      Actually I think (hope) remote admin is off by default, I had found an article that said something about Netgear  having removed it from the firmware. But now I can’t find that article.  Users manual has instructions on how to turn it off but there is no option for it in the router.  I have no option to turn it on and off……

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