I'm in Texas and I use AryMesh router to connect to HughesNet but I've started having problems connecting to the net when I turn Net Guard on. Net Guard reports it blocks IP 188.8.131.52 and when it does that I can't connect. When I unblock the IP the connection completes. I checked the IP address and it shows it's in China! Anyone have thoughts on this question?
Thankful for any help.
No wonder Netguard is blocking it. It looks like someone in China is phishing or trying to hijack your machine.
I would boot into Safe Mode with Networking and download/update and run Malwarebytes Free just in case.
Instructions how are in the last link below. I would also call your ISP and ask them for any ideas they may have.
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Looks like a problem with DNS hijacking, possibly on the router. Is that make "Arymesh" or "Ayrmesh"? It's possible the router comes from an OEM and was rebranded, but what's important is who wrote the firmware that runs on the router. In many recent cases the supplier of the firmware on affected routers was one particular Chinese company, Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics. That might be the case here, although you'd need to dig quite deep to find out.
Read these for advice on checking DNS settings
Alternatively HughesNet may have a problem with their satellite comms, although there's nothing about this on their user forums.
The IP address is China Science and Technology Network in Beijing, and I see no reason why you should be connecting to that network. Assume hijacking, especially as the IP reputation for email and network is Red on TrustedSource.
Thanks for replying. I've had the Arymesh router for several years and if I've had the problem all this time I was unaware of it. I think this is a new problem because I found it because I was beging to have troubles connecting to the Net. I'm going to try the things you suggested.
You may need to reset to default your router/modem then rebuild whatever settings you had and make sure your encryption is strong if a WAN is used (wireless). Plus your Windows Internet Connection may need to be completely reset.
Your ISP may be able to help with the former, with Windows if you can indicate what system and service pack, if applicable, this is, I will try to locate a tutorial for that.
By the way, do you allow other people to use this machine?