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Author Topic: How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?  (Read 922 times)

sambha

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How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?
« on: January 11, 2019, 08:49:49 AM »

I just discovered that my D-Link DSL-2750U router is by default accessible on the WAN IP via ssh. How do I disable this?

This a serious security issue as the ssh login has the same default credentials as printed on the back of the router. I already saw 100's of login attempts on the system log in about 10 hours since the router is running.
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Fri Jan 11 14:16:53 2019 31 other username=admin password=admin fail
Fri Jan 11 14:16:54 2019 31 other username=admin password=cisco fail
Fri Jan 11 14:16:55 2019 31 other username=admin password=administrator fail
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 Luckily the first thing I do when I setup a new router is to change the default password.
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GreenBay42

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Re: How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 09:15:14 AM »

What hardware version do you have?

Current firmware?
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GreenBay42

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Re: How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 09:20:42 AM »

Depending on the firmware and your region, log into the router web UI, go to Maintenance > Access Controls. Click the Services button.

Uncheck SSH and then click Apply.
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sambha

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Re: How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 09:27:25 AM »




There is no Maintainence--> Access Control page.
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Re: How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 09:47:49 AM »

What happens if you select the Maintenance tab?

Your picture is of the Status Tab.
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sambha

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Re: How to disable SSH access to the router from the WAN interface?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 12:19:03 PM »

Status was for the model number firmware etc.
Here's the maintenance tab:




The "system" link at the top just has options to save/backup/reset config.
the password tab has user managment.
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