HELP! I believe that our router and network hub are being attacked.
Okay, I really need lots of help with this. Recently our broadband has been cutting out and we loose phone and internet to our computers on our network. We still get access to our router but nothing loads or connects. We use AT&T Uverse for out isp and we have a 3801HGV router. The problem happens randomly and until recently, I didn't know why it was happening. I have been on the line with the AT&T tech support and I have had 2 technicians come to our house. In the past 3 months I have had 2 routers replaced. The internet will cut out randomly and we wont be able to get it back for anywhere from 5 minutes to 4 hours. I connected to my router and accessed the logs only to find out that every time it goes out there are thousands of unknown inbound sessions stopped. They are all from the same group of ip addresses each time. It looks like this:
INF 2012-11-10T21:24:29-06:00 fw,fwmon src=188.8.131.52 dst=(our home ip) ipprot=17 sport=36245 dport=2294 Unknown inbound session stopped
It does that 1000s of times ever second. I then looked up this ip and found that this one is coming from Romania, and the other ones come out of Singapore and Russia. I then proceeded to find that the reason we loose broadband connection is our router firewall disconnecting us in an attempt to stop the connections. This has been happening for about 1 1/2 weeks and during that time members of our wireless network have had fraudulent charges to their credit cards as well as stolen information, such as phone and email addresses. I really want to stop this from happening. We have disconnected our router and all our computers from the interned but, as a result, we cannot use our phone line, as well as several other functions that we need. I have to type this on my iPhone. I really need this to stop. It is not only us, I checked a few of my neighbors router logs and they all have the same ip addresses doing the same thing, even if they have Comcast. This is driving me crazy. Any help I can get I will take, this is a serious issue.
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