Over the past 2 days or so, I have noticed that my software firewall (the free version of Outpost) is recording incoming connection attempts on UDP 1029. There are only 5 or so different IP addresses involved, and all of them are in China, according to WhoIs. The router is not set to forward anything. I am running WinXP Home, I have no servers running on my desktop machine (it is the only machine I have connected to the router). Every option for remote administration is turned off, every option for filtering incoming requests is turned on, along with NAT. I also have the latest firmware available. The router blocks all bad incoming requests except for these packets which get through the router on UDP 1029. The source port is given as 50720. Seems there is something out there that creates bad packets that are able to slip past the Linksys. The IP addresses given as the source are as follows: 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 I've tried calling the Linksys tech line, but the guys I talked to didn't seem to know very much. They just asked a couple questions about my configuration settings. Perhaps a few of you know someone at Linksys or Cisco whom you could ask about this particular issue. If you have any ideas of things I could try, that would also be appreciated. Thank you.