Posted on 2010-09-13
I just bought [another] Wireless-N router. A D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit
Router. It is working but I have some questions...
The new D-Link has a "DHCP Reservations" feature where you can say "if
MAC address x requests an IP address from DHCP server, always give it
192.168.0.n" where you specify x, n, and optional "Name". It is somewhat
like a static IP from DHCP server (or a DHCP IP addr that never expires).
An additional advantage to using reservations is that router's DHCP display
shows names for devices which otherwise do not have name (such as Blu-Ray
player, and Palm PDA).
1) The Wireless-N devices only connect at Wireless-G speeds. I set up wireless
part to use WEP because that is only security mode handled by old Palm TX.
Is this why all connections are at G speeds? WEP only works for b/g not n.
2) The router's log files fills up very quickly with 5 to 10 connections per
min to 188.8.131.52:443. It appears to be a server owned by cox.net and
port 443 appears to be https. Why? How do I figure out who is doing this?
I am assuming this is not good. ??? The log file below is from several days
ago but it is still ocurring.
Is this normal behaviour maybe part of DNS server operation or is this bad?
How do I find process that is generating this activity?
Is there a way to determine what server is doing?