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January 2, 2013 at 16:28:17
Specs: Windows Vista
If your wireless indicator is flashing red when you discover the smurf, it can mean that someone has tried to logon with an incorrect password. this is not necessarily an attack, it could be someone you have allowed access too, who has forgotten the password? In this case entering the correct password will solve the problem.
However putting your own MAC address into the filter will simply block your own machine.
It is un wanted MAC addresses that you need to block.

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January 2, 2013 at 17:45:32
If Belkin routers didn't have remote access enabled by default, they might not have those problems.

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January 2, 2013 at 18:04:15
who would allow someone else to admin their home router? this is rubbish

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January 2, 2013 at 19:49:29
Did you click on the link? Belkin needs to change their default settings & that link is proof.

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January 5, 2013 at 15:03:00
Obviously someone miss understood, i meant the access password for internet access, not the password for the router and its settings. Eg, I gave my wife the wireless access details for connection to the internet from her tablet. She entered the access password incorrectly into the tablet, it then tries to connect automatically many times and fails, low and behold my router says it has several smurf attacks.
I hope this has made it clear as to what i was referring to.

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January 5, 2013 at 17:00:39
It's clear now but my point remains the same. Some Belkin routers have remote administration enabled by default. That needs to be corrected.

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January 7, 2013 at 09:45:03
Your wife not having the right wifi passphrase would not result in a log for a smurf attack. Either you are misinterpreting the router log or the router is falsely logging.

smurf attack is icmp bombardment. Wifi authenication doesn't use icmp.

You don't block smurf attacks with mac addresses. Most routers do this automatically based on the icmp flood detection.

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