Trying to connect Firewalla Purple, but keep jammed by hacker
I bought a Firewalla Purple due to previous hacks. Every time I try to set it up, my close proximity hacker jams me. I am trying to set up in router mode and I always error out.
I’ve have also tried other modes but the same issue happens. I read that you can create a network without being online but I don’t think that works for me because I’ve never had an initial setup.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Bob Rogers - Atlanta GA
Can you past the error? or tell us what the screen says?
For general issues with install, please see https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/4416174293267-Firewalla-Purple-Installation-Troubleshooting-Guide
Hi, I sent a load of information from email directly firewalla.com but nothing is here. WOW! Hacker at work.
Yes I do have examples and will try to post them. My hacker has a FirewallaG and has connected to me as one of his LANS. Last night after I posted, I tried a simple hookup. I connected my FP WAN to the router LAN and all of a sudden I was seeing the IP of my hacker and not my ISP.
Below is a copy of the FirewallaP log history. I saved it on a flash drive.Last night I had all log notes. Today I see that he wiped my files.2022/07/21 17:24:32:203 Connected to FirewallaP, 5122022/07/21 17:24:35:140 Discovered didDiscoverServices FirewallaP2022/07/21 17:24:35:140 Discovered a new Firewalla Gold Box (Device ID: 2E9CCC8A-AC04-674F-8D8F-19B82A959A9D)2022/07/21 17:24:35:441 Discovered didDiscoverCharacteristicsForService FirewallaP2022/07/21 17:24:35:441 Discovered characteristic <CBCharacteristic: 0x2809467c0, UUID = ED4CC6A8-3FCF-4B2B-A15A-157FA8A70A2C, properties = 0xE, value = (null), notifying = NO>2022/07/21 17:24:35:441 Initializing service ED4CC6A8-3FCF-4B2B-A15A-157FA8A70A2C...2022/07/21 17:24:35:769 Discovered didDiscoverCharacteristicsForService FirewallaP2022/07/21 17:24:35:769 Discovered characteristic <CBCharacteristic: 0x2809a07e0, UUID = ED4CC6A8-3FCF-4B2B-A15A-157FA8A70A8C, properties = 0x1E, value = (null), notifying = NO>2022/07/21 17:24:35:769 Initializing service ED4CC6A8-3FCF-4B2B-A15A-157FA8A70A8C...2022/07/21 17:24:35:919 Discovered didDiscoverCharacteristicsForService FirewallaP2022/07/21 17:24:35:920 Discovered characteristic <CBCharacteristic: 0x2809457a0, UUID = ED4CC6A8-3FCF-4B2B-A15A-157FA8A70A6C, properties = 0xE, value = (null), notifying = NO>2022/07/21 17:24:35:920 Initializing service ED4CC6A8-3FCF-4B2B-A15A-157FA8A70A6C...2022/07/21 17:24:35:920 Notifying BluetoothManager on finding one device: 2E9CCC8A-AC04-674F-8D8F-19B82A959A9D2022/07/21 17:24:35:920 Checking bt mac address for box...2022/07/21 17:24:35:920 About to call read command on pair2022/07/21 17:24
Can you take your phone out from airplane mode? Airplane mode blocks everything, so there is no way you can pair with the FWP. This is likely the reason you are not pairing.
If you are having issues pairing, please see https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/4416174293267-Firewalla-Purple-Installation-Troubleshooting-Guide
Err, 169.254.x.x addresses means your DHCP server - the device form your ISP that's assigning your router an IP address - is unavailable. Seeing that IP address does not mean you have a hacker, as that address can't be used on the internet (it's a self-assigned IP that will only ever be local to your devices).
Thx Darren but….
How to Fix IP Address Starting With 169.254
By Kevin Arrows August 21, 2022 2 minutes read
Kevin is a certified Network Engineer
If your system suddenly has an IP address starting with 169.254 then it is certain that you will have no connection to the internet and neither to any network resource you previously had. Having this IP address is almost as good as having no IP address. In other words, you can say your system is simply cut off from the network.
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