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Hacked - device name of router has been changed to "SittingDuck"

I have a Nighthawk R7000 Wireless Router. It is connected directly to my Comcast modem. 

 

I happened to go into my Other devices screen in Windows 10 on my laptop and I found a gateway had been added called "SittingDuck". I went out to my router and found the router name had been renamed to SittingDuck.

 

My guess is that I have an incorrect security setting. Any suggestions on how to secure my router?

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Re: Hacked - device name of router has been changed to "SittingDuck"

The manual actually has a whole chapter on it. Reset to defaults and change the login password

 

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Re: Hacked - device name of router has been changed to "SittingDuck"

Thank you searay, I will  take a look.

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Manual is here:

 

R7000 | Product | Support | NETGEAR

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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