I'm a computer science major focusing in the areas of cybersecurity and networking.
I've emailed my professors about this.
Here's my observations
Since the storm the cable network got knocked down
My Comcast router which is made by Cisco is unable to acquire a signal through the coax
Ipconfig on my computer shows DHCP settings received by the router
But the thing is the DNS suffix is set to utopia.net
After researching the issue I've found vague information on this.
When the modem hasn't downloaded it's config file (IE Unplugging the coax) the DHCP server assigns utopia.net
the only way then to remove utopia.net is to manually do it from regedit
When the modem has downloaded it's config file as long as utopia.net was cleared from the registry it defaults to hsd1.nh.comcast.net
it seems when it's in it's unconfigured state it sets it to utopia.net...
It isn't conclusive though because I haven't unplugged the coax and checked all the systems on the network....
I can't find any definitive information about this except some CVE's listed about the product comcast uses for a cable modem/router.
Comcast's top security tier wasn't any help either.
In my research I've seen posts about this problem dating back to may 2017 it is now October.
I use a couple security solutions to pick up viruses etc. I would think they've identified the problem by now and updated their databases.
My system came back clean through all methods used to scan.
I'm at a loss for the moment.
The attached screenshots show. My systems ipconfig output.
and the cable modems status at the time of the issue
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