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Wireless Router Security Issue - Tijuana Server????


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#1 Anonix

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:42 PM

I bought a used ATT wireless router off of eBay because my new laptop would not maintain a good connection with the older 2Wire 1800G wireless router I was using.  The price was less than a third of what ATT was asking for the exact same model/router (new).  It's been working just fine -- never an issue.  The newer router with 'n' technology means I have WPA2 for better security.  

 

My concern is this:  I had a slowdown in my 'net connection, so I ran a speed test and the test results said the server was 'pinging' in Tijuana!!  What?  I called my ISP and they said don't worry about it...just make sure you have a password on your network access or whatever.  I have no idea of the credentials of the person I was speaking with.  But by the end of the conversation, I wasn't convinced.  

 

Does this mean my internet traffic is being routed through Tijuana?  Does this present a security risk.  Should I go buy a new router direct from ATT?  



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

This happens allot with At&t it depens on how they are routing the traffic and what GeoIP determines as your location. This does not necessarily mean your traffic is being routed through Tijuana specifically (depends on where your connecting to). I cant speak for the Modem you bought or how secure it is since its previous owner could have made changes. If your really worried I would purchase a new retail router or get one from At&t.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:08 AM

Maybe change time zone in the router.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

Having an incorrect Time zone wouldn't help matters and its definatly not a good Idea. It wouldnt be enough to confuse the geoip service. 


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

Hey guys -- thanks very much.  This info is helpful.  I did not know it was even possible for someone to make changes to the router.  I don't think that is very likely since he was an ebay seller with high approval ratings, etc.  I can talk to ATT about checking the time zone...I don't know if it is even set for the wrong time zone.  The only thing i know is that I have seen 'tijuana' when looking at some network stats.  I will call ATT again to see if they can answer a few more questions before deciding whether to replace.  Of course I would prefer not to have to do that...I could also get a VPN...which I probably 'should' do, for privacy reasons, in any case.  Thanks again!!






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