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When I turned on the PC this morning (wired connection), I noticed that there was no connection so I rebooted the router. Upon restart, I received a notice from the ESET antivirus that an ARP Cache Poisoning Attack was originating from IP 192.168.1.3. This security alert appeared in RED and flashed about twenty times. I logged into the router and tried to identify what device was associated with this IP address with no luck. (It might have been the Bluray player but I don't think it was turned on at the time) I logged out then tried to log back in about 10 minutes later and the password was no good, tried three times and I know I had it right each time. Immediately I thought someone was trying to hack the router. So I unplugged the cable modem, reset the router and changed all the passwords. I did some research on the subject and upon seeing words like "hacker" and "attack" among other security words, I became alarmed.

From then on, the only thing I noticed was that our broadband connection about quadrupled in speed. I mean it was exceeding 117Mbps this afternoon. I suppose it was possible that TWC was poking around the cable modem and maybe changed some settings. But why the router attack and the password change/reset? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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