Re: Linksys Router Issue

From: Robert Setterlund (rsetterlund@attbi.com)
Date: 03/15/03


From: "Robert Setterlund" <rsetterlund@attbi.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 01:28:39 GMT

I went to the fellow link but for my router BEFSX41 the lowest firmware
version was 1.43, not the 1.39 I am looking for. But thanks for the
information.

"Michael R. Brimicombe" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:F5dca.119114$em1.92002@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> Try ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pub/befsr41/ all kinds of firmware.
>
> "Robert Setterlund" <rsetterlund@attbi.com> wrote in message
> news:Y19ca.81316$S_4.55715@rwcrnsc53...
> > Eric,
> > Where can I find firmware version 1.39? I went to Linksys' web site and
> > could only find version 1.44. Gee, you purchase a router with a
firewall
> > for protection and this is what you get? I wish I could return this one
> and
> > purchase one from a different vendor. Or do they all have problems?
> > "Eric" <nospam@email.com> wrote in message
> > news:E_dba.40412$qi4.24989@rwcrnsc54...
> > > Matt Diver wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I have recently noticed that my Linksys Router (BEFSR41 ver 2
firmware
> > > > 1.44.2) seems to allow remote management, regardless of the fact
this
> > this
> > > > setting is enabled/disabled.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone else out there use the same router, and, if so, have you
> > > > noticed the same thing?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks and regards,
> > > >
> > > > Matt Diver
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > > Firmware after 1.39 (1.40 and above) have a built in backdoor, and
> phone
> > > home on a regular basis. This is what you are experiencing. Reflash
with
> > > 1.39 and your problems will go away, also you'll be more secure. I
cant
> > > believe Linksys is so stupid as to try this stunt but they did. I cant
> say
> > > for sure what info Linksys is collecting but its probably tracking
> surfing
> > > habits and selling the data to various firms.
> > > Eric
> >
> >
>
>