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Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

I have a NAS with a static ip of 192.168.0.2. I have noticed recently that sometimes my NAS will disappear from the list of networks and be replaced with "INTEL_CE_LINUX" at first I thought this was an issue with the linux os that was running the nas but have since come across a number of threads on this forum that have indicated that the Hitron CGN3 was the culprit. To test this I have disconnected my NAS and tried to ping the address it was using (192.168.0.2) and surprisingly I was still recieving a reply. While leaving a ping -t running I then unplugged the Hitron (I am using a 16-port switch for all my stuff) and all the packets start to drop. When I plug the Hitron back in the pings start to return again. I cant find any kind of setting or feature in the webconfig page that would be causing this issue.

 

Does anyone know what INTEL_CE_LINUX is? and how to stop whatever it is that the modem is doing. And id rather not just change my NAS to a different IP, I want to know exactly why this modem is doing this so I can be sure that nothing malicious is going on.

 

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

 

 

Hello, @Fleetscut

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums! Smiley Happy

 

To my understanding, it's the name of the gateway itself. The internal gateway IP like 192.168.0.1 will be replaced by "INTEL_CE_LINUX".

 

Inviting @Datalink, @Gdkitty and @VivienM for their input, thank you all.

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

This does not explain why the box is using both the 192.168.0.1 address AND the 192.168.0.2 address at the same time

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

Definitely a weird one.  If you go into the managent of the modem and define a fixed IP managed to be assigned only to your internal network NAS, maybe that will stop it.  

 

But definitely a weird one - in all my years, have never seen that happen, as long as the IP was fixed and assigned on the router/modem to keep the ip address for your internal network fixed.  Have seen it if the modem network service was using DHCP, but given the knowledge you appear to have, I would expect that you have it permanently assigned.  Maybe pick a number way up out of range of the modem DHCP.  I have had a similiar problem with my print server - I had to permanently assign the IP and kept it above the DHCP range, which I narrowed down to 1-100.  That way the DHCP will never try to accidently grab the assigned address.  Maybe define the DHCP range on the modem to start at 3.  Got me, I don't know.

 

Good luck, hope you solve it, and let us know.  I am just curious.

 

Bruce

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

Hello,

 

I am having the same issue, any updates on this? Thanks

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

Which exact part?

That you are getting a device still show up/reply, even if its not connected?

Or that items show up an Intel_CE_Linux.

Any device that it cant specifically find a match for/get a ID from (that its a specific device) might show up as the Intel_CE_Linux... its sort of the 'default' name if it cant match anything.



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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

Here is what I found in the portscan, weird device, Any idea? Thanks

 

Operating system:

 

IP:

192.168.0.2

MAC:

78:8D:XX:XX:74:E0

NetBIOS:

 

User:

 

Type:

 

 

Service

Details

Port 139 (TCP)

Samba smbd 3.X workgroup: HIRON

Port 445 (TCP)

Samba smbd 3.X workgroup: HIRON

 

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

Did you try to disable file sharing for the modem usb port?

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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

Yes, I did disable the USB Storage file sharing and rebooted modem. Modem is still using 192.168.0.2 as SMB service
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Re: Hitron Modem hijacking an extra ip address

I am seeing this Intel_CE_Linux as one of computers registered in my network when viewing from File Explorer/Network.

 

So I should not worry about this as this computer name is my actual Rogers router - Hitron?