Likelihood that a US ISP-branded router is backdoored?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Cheddoleum, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Cheddoleum

    Cheddoleum Member

    Feb 19, 2014
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    Hi. Was looking at knocking up a cheap access point to extend occasional coverage into the garage, and started to make one out of spares: an RPi and an old 802.11n USB dongle.

    Then I realized I have a very robust CenturyLink router/802.11ac AP just sitting around because I plumb my own generic Linux networking appliance straight into the ONT and do my own PPPoE and routing.

    So it's easy enough to use a wifi router as a dumb access point, but for my purposes it'd be inside my home network. I'm pretty careful to DMZ stuff I don't trust, but that wouldn't easily work for this purpose.

    So my question is, would you trust a CL router inside your firewall?
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
  2. mb300sd

    mb300sd Active Member

    Aug 1, 2016
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    Just the fact that AT&T let's me change the wifi password from the website would make my bypass their equipment if I hadn't already. Maybe you can run OpenWrt on it?
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