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TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

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TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

SO they finally got back to me saying that dos attacks are my issue and they really cant do anything about it and all their hardware is good .. im not to sure where to go from here i dont know if i need to contact corporate about this in order to get my ip address for my modem changed or what PLEASE HELP

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Re: TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

Do you rent your modem from Comcast? This used to happen to me all the time and the attacks/drops related to that stopped when I purchased my own modem and router.
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Re: TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

Yeah I rent it from them , but it’s also happens with my own bought modem , what modem do you have ?
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Re: TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

FYI. When you change to using a different modem / router / gateway device, you get assigned a different WAN / public IP address due to the device MAC / hardware address change.



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Re: TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

Thanks eg but what if I’ve had my own modem , it’s done the same , am I just out of luck ?
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Re: TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

The MAC Address is unique to / different for every device, rented or owned. A public IP change may work for a short while, but this type of internet background noise can never be eliminated. Thank God for firewalls !!



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Re: TECHS SAY DOS ATTACKS ARE MAKING MODEM REBOOT WHEN PLAYING GAMES

Sorry, just saw this. I have the cm1000 as I have gigabit.