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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Cable Modem Activity Light costantly going off!

    Cable Modem Activity Light costantly going off!
    By shill88 August 09, 2001, 01:41 AM

    Hi I just sent this message to the local Cox Communications. If any of you have any ideas though let me know.

    Since Saturday the 4th of August my Cable modem activity light has been going off none stop even when my computer is shut down. At first I though that I had a Virus but My friend who also has Cox@Home said that his was doing the exact same thing. I would like to know what is going on? This is driving me insane!

    PS: I have a Linksys Router which let me get these two IP address off of its log. If anyone could fing out what it is I'd like to know who or what is...

    64.232.198.166 Destination Port: 1042
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029
    64.232.198.150 Destination Port: 1048
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029
    64.232.198.150 Destination Port: 1048
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029
    64.232.198.150 Destination Port: 1048
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029
    64.232.198.150 Destination Port: 1048
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029
    64.232.198.150 Destination Port: 1048
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029
    64.232.198.150 Destination Port: 1048
    65.166.152.150 Destination Port: 1029

    Thanks
    Shawn

    By DoGGx23 August 09, 2001, 02:16 AM

    I am currently having the sam problem with my cable connection. I have Road Runner and the data light keeps on blinking. Have you try contacting your service provider and asking them?

    By mbarry August 09, 2001, 03:16 AM


    I have Road Runner here in Atlanta, and
    that was happening to me the last 5 or 6 days before we lost complete connectivity for about 2 days.

    On the local news there was a story about RR customers losing access to the net because of a mutation of the recent virus (whose name I can't recall at the moment).

    Get in touch with your ISP and let them know it's happening. I'm betting that this is the problem.

    Hope this helps..

    Mike

    quote:Originally posted by DoGGx23:
    I am currently having the sam problem with my cable connection. I have Road Runner and the data light keeps on blinking. Have you try contacting your service provider and asking them?

    By yngwie98 August 09, 2001, 05:00 AM

    If it's a virus or worm, try installing Tiny Personal Firewall and block all those adresses you listed. ZoneAlarm won't do it as you can't specify ports (at least not in the free version).
    Also try reseting you modem. If all else fails, contact your ISP.

    By shill88 August 09, 2001, 05:24 AM

    quote:Originally posted by yngwie98:
    If it's a virus or worm, try installing Tiny Personal Firewall and block all those adresses you listed. ZoneAlarm won't do it as you can't specify ports (at least not in the free version).
    Also try reseting you modem. If all else fails, contact your ISP.


    My router actually is blocking my computer from all those pings (or whatever it is) I'm happy to report. (Thank heaven for my router acting as a hardware firewall.) It is just kind of annoying to watch my Modem do that.
    Shawn

    By Grizzly August 09, 2001, 11:59 AM

    Yep, it's Code Red 2 constantly attempting to spread itself over the Cox network. Code Red 2 was written to spread itself over networks, so a vast majority of the IP's you'll see are coming from 65.*.*.* if you're using Cox as a cable company.

    Your router can block the hits all it wants to, but what you can't stop is the constant attempts being made at your cable modem. The problem only gets worse as each day progresses, and sadly....I don't see any possible way that this will be resolved. Basically any computer that's infected with Code Red 2 needs to be reformatted / reinstalled.

    Problem is...90% of the infected computers have owners who are clueless as to what's going on.


    The bigger problem is, bandwidth is getting chewed away inch by inch, day by day. Code Red 2 really is a nightmare.

    By VisionGeek August 09, 2001, 01:13 PM

    Would blocking port 80 on Cox's networks solve the bandwidth issues? There would probably be side effects, but I'm just curious if that could be a temporary fix. Maybe Cox could do it while they send out e-mails or make phone calls to anyone with their Internet service.

    Definitely sucks that Code Red II is out there. This is the first big virus scare (as far as I recall) that has ever really affected me directly. Melissa, Lovebug, and Sircam are just stupid e-mail things; I've never even been sent them, nor was I really concerned about any of my e-mail servers being bogged down. Those really only affected corporate networks. CodeRed and CRII, though, seem like they're affecting everybody with a decent connection.

    By Un4given August 09, 2001, 01:43 PM

    quote:Originally posted by yngwie98:
    If it's a virus or worm, try installing Tiny Personal Firewall and block all those adresses you listed. ZoneAlarm won't do it as you can't specify ports (at least not in the free version).
    Also try reseting you modem. If all else fails, contact your ISP.


    Actually, Zone Alarm will block it. Even though my router was stopping the traffic, I wanted to know what was going on. I took my system and put it directly on the cable modem. Zone Alarm blocked every single attempt at my system, regardless of the port being used.

    By shill88 August 09, 2001, 03:05 PM

    Norton Anti-Virus 2001 should be able to detect if I'm infected correct? I just Updated my definitions and then did a Complete system scan. It came back with no viruses so I should be ok right?

    Thanks
    Shawn

    By VisionGeek August 09, 2001, 05:30 PM

    Yes, Norton should tell you if you're infected. However, unless you're running IIS (which is Microsoft's web server; comes standard in 2000 Server, don't know about XP), you're in no danger other than just having the lower bandwidth.

    Question about ZoneAlarm: if you're running a web server and ZoneAlarm is on and blocking Code Red/CR2, can normal web traffic still get to your site?

    By Grizzly August 09, 2001, 06:26 PM

    quote:Originally posted by VisionGeek:
    Question about ZoneAlarm: if you're running a web server and ZoneAlarm is on and blocking Code Red/CR2, can normal web traffic still get to your site?

    Answer: No

    The only way you can block Code Red attacks is by blocking port 80. And by doing that, you block *all* web traffic from your Web Server.


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