PC sending Login requests to Router page by itself?

asked 2021-11-22 02:17:01 +0000

Nilstorm gravatar image

I've recently decrypted my TLS traffic from Chrome to better inspect my pc's network behaviour.

PC seems to be sending a GET request for the login page assigned to the router's gateway address. Not necessarily proof its trying to login to my router. But why would my web browser we attempting to acquire the gateway's HTTP. (I.E I would assume a login attempt would register as a POST http packet segment?[Proof of login attempt]).

Do some browsers do this as a default behaviour or should I be alarmed.

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There isn't any reason for your browser to try to log in into your router gateway. Did you check if the gateway is your home page or if the browser is trying to open previous visited pages?

BigFatCat gravatar imageBigFatCat ( 2021-11-22 04:44:01 +0000 )edit

Hey Big. Nope my home page is set to google.com on my browsers.

But yeah sorry just as an update. Looking at my capture file I forgot about the User-Agent descriptor. I discovered it was my PRTG monitor that I had downloaded attempting to do this. I originally got PRTG to try get sFlow as was suggested to me for statistical work.

Not sure why PRTG attempts to get the router's default gateway page. I assume it must be a built in function

Nilstorm gravatar imageNilstorm ( 2021-11-23 04:36:02 +0000 )edit