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Red Router

Posted 01-26-2011 at 09:46 PM by William (Dthdealer)

I've just obtained a new router from my ISP after the older one started to have problems. The new one is bigger and uglier, but shares the same webUI.

On the previous router a portscan revealed port 23 for telnet was available, but the router just refused my connection when I tried to connect to it. The newer router only reports two open ports, and they are both for net traffic:
Starting Nmap 5.00 ( ) at 2011-01-20 18:02 EST
Interesting ports on
Not shown: 998 closed ports
80/tcp  open  http
443/tcp open  https
MAC Address: CC:EE:NN:SS:OO:RR (Unknown)

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 2.59 seconds
I believe the new router also has telnet access, but I don't know how to connect to it.

The router came with a leaflet containing the lesser GPL v2, which tells me the router contains free software. Sure enough at the beginning of the leaflet is a URL to where the sources for different Netgear routers should be ( but had been moved since ). I eventually found the router's source.

It runs an old Redhat system using Redboot and Ecos. I'm out of my league here
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