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19 May 2011   #1211

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i do see port 161 open however and that is not so good , again i presume we cant close it
Im having this discussion in two threads, so it's getting a little confusing, so I'll just stick it all here.

I sent BT an email basically asking them to explain themselves, and got a level 1 tech support guy phone me back, to try and close the open ports down. He went through all the usual crap, deleted all my port forwarding rules, and surprise surprise, the port was still open. At that point he put me on hold, and then came back and said "We have just done a port scan on your computer, and the only ports we are detecting open are ports 80 and 88, which are used by your web browser".

See now I have 2 issues with this,

1) Isn't he supposed to tell me before he initiates a scan? Isn't that technically an attack, even if it's benign?
2) Well funny how port 161 and 4567 is showing open by several port scanners then isn't it, (I verified my findings by using Nortons scanner too) as well as the router actively accepting connections on 161.

When I pointed number 2 out to him, he then told me that "the port needs to be open so it doesn't interfere with online games." So, not only has he lied to me about the port being closed, he has also lied to me about the reason it's open. If you want a port opened for games on the HomeHub you do it the same way you do with any other router, you set up port forwarding.

I want to know what BT are monitoring on that port, it cannot be good, and there is no way to close it as far as I can see. Time to get my letter writing hat on I think.

Oh by the way boo, if you do a "User Specified Custom Port Probe" on 4567 you'll probably find that one is open too.
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19 May 2011   #1212

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

keep me posted as to how things go then i shall chase them up also,i would go back to homehub2 but the wifi kept dropping out causing me to restart the reuter about 10 times a day
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19 May 2011   #1213
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit

I've always had a stealth reading since using the HomeHub 2, plus it gives the high security level which my other router didn't, that would only do WEP.

I've always been connected via Ethernet as the router is in the same room as me but at one point my husband connected via wireless from the room next door and he said he had connection drops but since he got his new machine with Windows 7 64 bit we drilled a hole in the wall between us and I connected him via Ethernet and he's had no more problems.
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19 May 2011   #1214

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

I had the same issue and it happened because someone else Installed a New Homehub 2.0 witch had the same Channel (Freq) As ours so Wireless kept Dropping out

We changed it to Channel 11 and works fine

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19 May 2011   #1215
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
...BT shenanigans...
it seems as if you can't trust anyone these days - they all seem to be spying on you one way or the other. i do wonder what info they may be harvesting on you, and who are bt sharing it with, or selling it to? i have also been starting to wonder about my android phone recently - i know the os is open-source and all that, but the google apps certainly aren't...

oh for a simple paranoia-free life, though i suppose that would get boring pretty quickly...

i've got a pretty old bt business router, with pretty buggy firmware - luckily the important (to me) things work ok - naturally it passes the shieldsup test completely - i wonder how long it will be until they send me a leaky 'replacement'?

that bit about the port needs to be open for online games sounds like pure bull - although he didn't specify exactly what online game - and who is playing it, i wonder?
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19 May 2011   #1216

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

that bit about the port needs to be open for online games sounds like pure bull - although he didn't specify exactly what online game - and who is playing it, i wonder?
This is it.

What game developer in their right mind would make a game listen on the SNMP port, when there is such a big chance of conflicts on any of the main system ports?

Anyway, I think I annoyed John a little bit when I was posting about this on his "server upgrade" thread, so he (or possibly someone else) split it off to here; severedsolo's broadband

I'll post any developments there.
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19 May 2011   #1217
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Wonderful photo's Dinesh, would love to see some from the wedding.
Hi Joan, at the moment I do not have even a single pic of wedding and reception. I will have the pics by Sunday so I can upload all of them.

Here's the link to this album I uploaded on FB:
You're a very lucky man Dinesh

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
This morning I was up early because this is the day they posted our grades.....

Somehow I got all A's and made the Deans List.....

To which my wife responds : "So how much is THIS bribe gonna cost us...."

Thanks Honey........
Congratulations! Well done. I made the Deans list in HS, but it didn't mean the same thing, lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Today I was given a new kitten! It seems that it was abandoned by its mother before it was weaned. He is so small that I have to feed him with an eye dropper every 4 hours.. His favorite spot is curled up on my shoulder with his head snuggled behind my ear... I'll post some pics asap ... oh, and his name is Sam!!
Awww, melted Tom's heart

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post

I've been away for a bit and saw some news about Kari going into hospital a few weeks? back. Has anyone heard from him? How is he going?

Not heard anything. Angie doesn't speak english, and don't think anyone else would know to post. We are all hoping for the best!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Today I became the Owner of the Supporters Group If anyone is a supporter and has not joined then PM or VM Me and I will add you
Thanks Josh

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20 May 2011   #1218

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
Kari's operation

Hi guys, I have an update on Kari's health. I received an email earlier today from one of his best friend stating that the operation went successful and Kari should recover fully within few weeks.
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20 May 2011   #1219


Great news
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20 May 2011   #1220

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Thanks, Dinesh. That's good to hear. It will be even better when we can hear directly from the horse's mouth.
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