The firmware embedded in your range extender implements networking and security protocols on the device.
Linksys often releases updates to product firmware to improve the implementation of these functions as well as to patch software flaws and provide new features or enhancements.
Fortunately, upgrading to the latest Linksys router firmware and disabling the Remote Management Access feature will prevent the worm from gaining access. Do this by opening a Web browser on any computer or mobile device connected to the Linksys router and typing "192.168.1.1" into the address bar.MORE: 12 More Things You Didn't Know Could Be Hacked If you want to protect against The Moon, or simply wish to ensure that your Linksys router is as safe as it can be, read on to find out how to upgrade your firmware and adjust your router settings. If that doesn't work, then the local IP address of your router was changed from the default during the initial setup.You can find the model number on the underside of your router.The model number should auto-complete when you start to type it into the Web page.Updating the router’s firmware on your home network is often overlooked.
Upgrading the firmware improves performance, stability and wireless range. Every Linksys router I’ve seen in my career upgrades the same way.
If you haven't, then leave the "User name" box blank, and in the "Password" box, enter "admin." If that doesn't work, type "admin" into the "User name" box as well. Check that your router is running the latest firmware.
In the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, you should see the words "Firmware Version" and then several numbers. If that's the number you see, then skip to step 12.
Make sure the "Disabled" option is the one checked. In the router's Web-based setup page, click on the "Security" tab at the top.
You should see a tab at the left of the screen called "Internet Filter." Click on that tab, then make sure the box next to "Filter Anonymous Internet Requests" is checked.
Community Q&A Cisco, the manufacturer of Linksys routers, provides periodic firmware updates for all products covered under the terms of support.