How to Protect Your Modem from DoS and DDoS Attacks

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Last Updated on July 31, 2020 by Larious

How to Protect Your Modem from DoS and DDoS Attacks
How to Protect Your Modem from DoS and DDoS Attacks

If you have little interest in the security world, then you might be knowing about DOS and DDOS attacks. It’s a type of attack which forces a server to get down by sending excess amount of traffic. For those who don’t know, both DoS and DDoS works in the same manner, the only difference is that the DoS is launched from a single computer, whereas DDoS is launched from multiple internet-connected devices.

Both DoS and DDoS attacks are common nowadays and it could target anyone like an online gamer, websites, blogger, etc. Hackers target your IP address of the modem to send enormous fake traffic or resource requests which in result takes down the entire server.

So, that’s enough knowledge about DoS and DDoS, let’s know how to safeguard our modem from such attack. It’s worth noting that prevention is always better than cure, and certain things are not fully curable. With that we mean is that the complexity of the DoS and DDoS attacks depends entirely upon the attacker.

Protect Your Modem from DoS and DDoS Attacks

Below, we are going to share some of the best methods that would help you to protect your modem from Denial-of-service attacks in 2020.

Detecting DOS Attack

You can do this by simply detaching power from the modem and if your PC is connected directly to your modem then turn it off also and put everything as such for 10 minutes. Again connect everything and power them on and then you will see everything works and then it is DOS attack for sure.

1. Use Virtual Private Networks

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Use Virtual Private Networks

These are the anonymous networks that are spread worldwide. What happens is if you use this VPN service, all your traffic is passed through a range of networks. In this way, your real IP Address is kept hidden. This is the easiest and the quickest way to safeguarding and preventing your Modem from a Denial of Service.

2. Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware

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Protect Your Modem from a Denial-of-Service

The ultimate role of Antivirus tools here is to stop hackers from detecting your IP. Another benefit of having solid defense software like Antivirus and firewall includes protecting you from being a target if an attacker launches a DoS or DDoS attack on the gaming servers that you use.

3. Firewalls

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Well, firewalls play an important role when it comes to protect or dodge DDoS attacks. Antivirus tools can stop hackers from accessing your IP Address. However, Firewall tools can help users to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic. The firewall would warn if it detects any inappropriate traffic. Furthermore, firewall protection can also prevent Trojan viruses from recruiting your device. So, install a firewall on all computers connected to your network.

How To Fix DoS Attack On Your Modem

Well, we must admit that we may not be so lucky to prevent an attack before it happens. Mostly, users were not aware of DDoS attack while it happens, but later when get to know about the attack, they get panic. However, there are a few things which can help you if you are under attack already. Here’s are a few things which you need to do as soon as possible after the DDoS attack.

Change Your IP Address

Well, if you are able to connect to the internet while under attack, then try to change the IP Address that your ISP has assigned to your computer. For that, follow the simple steps listed below.

Step 1. First of all, verify your IP Address by going through the site

Step 2. Note down the IP Address, and unplug the modem. Normally, different ISPs have different expiry time for their IP Addresses. So, it’s better to leave the modem unplugged for about 10-12 hours to get a new IP Address.

After a few hours, connect the modem and check whether the IP has been changed or not. Most probably change that your computer will get a new IP Address.

Reset Your Modem’s IP Address

Step 1. First of all, open CMD on your Windows computer.

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Open Command Prompt

Step 2. In the command prompt, type ipconfig /release and then hit Enter.

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Type in ‘ipconfig /release’ and hit Enter button

Step 3. Now type in ipconfig /renew

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Type in ‘ipconfig /renew’ and hit enter

This will reset your Modem’s IP Address and it will eventually stop the ongoing attack.

Change the Modem At last

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Change the Modem

If you believe that your modem is outdated and the software has been upgraded to the newer versions then it is a must for you to get into change. Replace your Modem with the newer device and then you will be all set to the highest security. The technology is becoming advanced and the latest modems are preinstalled with the security permissions for preventing the worst attacks.

So the above guide was all about How to Protect Your Modem from a Denial-of-Service. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.


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