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Why not change your IP address by using the release command and the renew command?
It won't really help if he got a static WAN IP though.

Well none the less - Hope it works for you - you should allways have some minimum security though - hope it set up soon - But maybe have sooftware firewall enabled too though
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because i'm a complete noob when it comes to anything having to do with networking. lol
I was also going to suggest mac filtering w/ one connection.
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that happened to me before. it was most likely a prank call from a prank app (my friend has it for his android phone).
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I was also going to suggest mac filtering w/ one connection.
yeah, i don't know what that means. lol
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Let me put it this way. You have a internal ip and a external ip. Internal ip is the one you use on your own network. Its the 192.xxx one normally. Then you have a external ip which is visible to the users on the internet. Now if someone knows your ip the you have no choice but to change your ip. If you don't have a fixed one assigned to you by your isp then great but if you have then you have to contact your isp to ask them to change it.
Very good reason for this is no router no firewall in the world can protect you against a DDOS attack. Your bandwidth will take a plunge as the attacker has your ip address which he keeps on pounding. Battle of bandwidth but certain programs can be used by people with less bandwidth to make things very difficult eg slowdoris. If you have a wireless router and its open then I suggest you rename your network to Police 2 to scare the pikey neighbours from stealing of it (just kidding about last part) you need to secure the network by using a key that gets assigned to all the so called legal and allowed pcs on your network. Otherwise your a blond model running naked thru a maximum security prison
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It was most likely a phishing call.

I've had computer related phishing calls before, they called, wanted me to go to my computer, open regedit and search for some keys. I wasn't really going along with it, but I'm assuming they would direct you to some typical Windows key, then asked if it was there. Then continued on about how it was a virus and I could pay to have them remotely clean it.

In the end I assume they would have got you to install a remote access program for them and probably pay them for stealing information from your computer at the same time.
    
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Very good reason for this is no router no firewall in the world can protect you against a DDOS attack.
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How about home router?

(YOUR home doesn't count.)
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post #19 of 30
??? who the hell said a dam thing about the OP is going to be subjected to DDOS because of this call.

This call the OP received is classic phishing so the attacker gets another drone, steal's OP private info and/or a multitude of other things.

Resolution OP
receive call like that tell them to go **** themselves and hang up.
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post #20 of 30
all routers have built in firewall and nat.

That's all the security you need unless you frequent searching for nude pictures of celebrities and dl pictures that end in .exe
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