Skynet Skynet banning Steam/Instagram/Facebook IPs all of a sudden

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ebalsumgo

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So all of a sudden post latest upgrade to 7.2.4 after a router reboot i am able to connect to Steam and browse Instagram/Facebook, but after a few minutes IPs get banned for those services for whatever reason (best I am seeing in logs is invalid packets?) and I get booted off y steam account and social media. As soon as I restart Skynet, things work again for a while and then back to the cycle we go. Unsure how to tackle the problem as I am assuming one of the IP lists have added the servers or IP ranges maybe? or maybe it is Skynet being smart and detecting something, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what it is detecting and causing the disruption.
 

ebalsumgo

Regular Contributor
am i the only one experiencing this? Its now doing it with Netflix too. I guess it could be something with my setup somehow? but i have taken all defaults basically
 

martinr

Part of the Furniture
Have you looked at the second post on this link




Help! - Application.exe or Website.com Is Blocked;


people go to great lengths to block Facebook and instagram - don’t know what Steam is, so I can’t comment - and your router is automatically blocking them for you. Others will be jealous!
 
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ebalsumgo

Regular Contributor
yes i have been running debugging for days now, as far as I can tell all of a sudden skynet is seeing these packets as malformed and is banning things, if I wanted them blocked then I will block them with NextDNS, I dont need Skynet to do that.
 

ebalsumgo

Regular Contributor
Yeah so when i restart Skynet, or reboot the router (which does the same to Skynet obvi), things work fine for a bit and then we are back to the weirdness. The latest new symptom is that on Zoom calls the first 30ish seconds... I cannot transmit any voice/video and then my guess is zoom t/o and switches to a server thats not been jammed up by Skynet.

Ultimately I may need to try all of this from a completely reset router, this poor boy has been going his thing for 5 years now and has had a complete wipe and reset (coz there has not been need...) so maybe thats the issue I am facing now.
 

martinr

Part of the Furniture
Yeah so when i restart Skynet, or reboot the router (which does the same to Skynet obvi), things work fine for a bit and then we are back to the weirdness. The latest new symptom is that on Zoom calls the first 30ish seconds... I cannot transmit any voice/video and then my guess is zoom t/o and switches to a server thats not been jammed up by Skynet.

Ultimately I may need to try all of this from a completely reset router, this poor boy has been going his thing for 5 years now and has had a complete wipe and reset (coz there has not been need...) so maybe thats the issue I am facing now.
Have you tried a Skynet uninstall and reinstall yet? So easy and quick to do; if that doesn’t work you could then always reset the router using L&LD’s guides.
 

ebalsumgo

Regular Contributor
So after unrelated other changes that touched NVRAM, things are working like expected again all of a sudden, not sure what would have been stored in there to specifically mess with those services but for anyone reading down the line, try that.
 

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