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Old 04-04-2021, 19:30   #1
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Macbook Air being detected as a potential source of a DDOS attack ?

Hi all,

So my daughter bought a brand new Macbook Air a few days ago and has been using it fine until yesterday; at which point it could connect to our router fine but not get to the internet.

After a big of digging around, I found someone who posted about having the same problem and traced it to his router detecting the Macbook Air as a potential DDOS threat and had blocked it. Sure enough, my TP-Link Archer C7 router - which had DDOS Protection enabled had done the same thing and had blacklisted the Macbook. Removing the Air from the list and disabling DDOS Protection has solved the issue. All my daughter was doing at the time was watching Youtube.

Anyone got any ideas what the Air could be doing in the background to be seen as a DDOS threat ? Or am I going to have to leave DDOS protection disabled ?
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