I am glad I came across this topic because I have been trying to find the answer to the question of can my router be infected / corrupt / compromised. I have not been able to really find a solid answer to that question.
I have just learned from reading this that I should turn off the WPS option which I appreciate learning that and will get my WPS turned off.
So I have a Cisco Linksys EA6300 Smart Router......that I do not seem to think is very smart. The CD that came with it only has documentation on it and no software or drivers. There is no software to download off their website either. I recently had a malware problem and felt as if my router had been hijacked because of how everything was acting. I needed to get a new router anyways and was told that this new one was "top of the line" great, fabulous, smart and all that jazz that a salesperson will tell you when trying to sell you something. When I hooked up this router it was not acting right either. I went through the set up and then did a factory hard reset and it still does not seem to act right. By that I mean for instance if I look on my network map window (windows 7 OS) it will show me the network but it shows the router as a computer, a switch, and a router. It will also show that I have a internet connection down in the bottom right corner of my screen but then when I would open my browser it would say I do not have a connection to the internet. This is the stupidest router ever in my opinion....nothing smart about it!!
The "tech support" people for the router tell me it is just because windows has a hard time recognizing things correctly sometimes. Well, I have to tell you....I may be blonde but I am not stupid and have to call B.S. there. I have never had a problem with windows 7 recognizing a device of any kind. Every time I hook up a printer, a external HD, a ipod, a router, a modem or whatever it has always recognized it and given me the correct icon for each thing I have ever hooked up....except for this stupid "smart" router that thinks it is a router, switch, and a computer all in one.
So, PLEASE tell me if in fact that can a router can be infected and if so how can I tell and how can I fix it? Any and all and as much information you can give me would be so very appreciated.
Thank you so much.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 25 November 2013 - 05:26 PM.
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