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How does one obtain this information from a modem?

Re: Mac address and serial number
On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:28:10 GMT, Theslaz wrote:
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Use some application like wget, curl, axel to read the information
from the cable modem, or use some programming language like perl.

No idea what you would use on Micro$oft.

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If you have physical access - go look at it - this info is usually on the
side / bottom.

Most cable modems have an internal web admin / status page ... for example
http://192.168.100.1 works for Motorola and Linksys cable modems.  You
should be able to look up you make / model  on the vendor's website and / or
the manual.



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riggor9999 wrote:
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This is what I thought. I've done a lot of reading on this in the last
few days and nobody has actually said this. It would be just "Obtain the
Mac address and Serial Number"; nothing about how!

Thanks for your reply and information.

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Theslaz wrote:
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You haven't said if you want it visually or electrically yet.
I assume that it's written on the modem and you don't want it that way.
You also didn't specify modem make/model.

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$Bill wrote:
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Don't know what make or model; not yet anyways. Will be going over to a
friend that is subscribed to Shaw cable and will pull this information
of his modem; as I need to flash this info unto mine.

Mine is a Motorola SB5100 cable modem

Re: Mac address and serial number
Theslaz wrote:
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They have a status page where the info should be available.  I know it's
there on my Terayon and also on the back/bottom of the case.

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I don't think you will be dong that.  Each cable company controls the
firmware that goes onto your cable modem - regardless if you own it or rent
it.

Messing with the firmware will only lead to all sorts of problems with your
cable company.



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riggor9999 wrote:
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Wrong! It is a common procedure in this day and age to be able to hack
cable modems; hell; there are even some published books out on the
subject. I'd suggest to you that you do some reading on the subject.
You'd be surprised what can be done to these modems nowadays. However;
having said that; there are some modems that can not be modified.

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That doesn't make it legal.  Using a hacked modem to obtain service you
don't pay for is quite simply theft of service.

Good luck,

-Gary



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I agree that it's easy to hack a modem, it works very well, and your
chances of getting caught are very low, to the point of being near
zero if you don't get too crazy. Having said that, however, it's
clearly illegal, but it sounds like you already know that and have
accepted whatever risk you encounter.

--
Bill

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I did not say that you can't hack it - I was stating that you should not
hack it ...
 



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Funny - you suggest I should do some reading - however you could not figure
out how to get the mac adddress and serial number .... hmmmmm

'nuff said




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riggor9999 wrote:
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Pardon me? What I'm doing right now is researching the problem i
have/had! I've done a lot of reading; just couldn't come up with the
proper procedure; so guess what; I'm still reading!

I get a kick out of New Groups! One asks a simple question; than you can
expect to get all these smart ass replies; but as always; the smart ass
replies don't answer the question. Just a lot of personal opinions and
some preaching of what I should/shouldn't be doing because it is
stealing. I know I stole the modem and I'll give it back when I'm
finished testing with it.

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dude - everyone tried to help you and no one gave you crap about not looking
at the actual modem, or going to the Motorola web site and downloading the
manual ... not one person called you for being a simpleton and not being
able to do what my 4th grader can do.

It's only when you moved on about hacking the modem  / theft of modem /
theft of service that people started riding you.

You slammed me "for not doing reading" on the fact that people are hacking
the modem - when all I said is that you should not do that.  I naturally
answered you back about your failure to read / do fundamental research.

At this point - this conversation is dead ..... grown up / shut up ...
you're not getting any sympathy for stealing, or for not being able to look
up basics in a manual, or for not being able to look at the bottom of the
cable modem.




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riggor9999 wrote:
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Well said! Thanks for your concern and advice.

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Theslaz wrote:
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It it has a battery and you need to reset it, remove the battery.

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No, the SB5100 does not have a battery.  The SBV5100 might.  The "V" makes
all the difference...

If you really want to know, find the actual model number on the actual modem
(yes, you'll have to look at it - no hacking required), and then go to
Motorola's web site and read the readily available documentation for the
modem.

-Gary




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Gary wrote:
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A little confusion here! I don't have the SB5100 modem yet. I want to go
to a friends house and retrieve the necessary info from his modem. Don't
know what make or model his modem is. Just wanted to know what the basic
procedure is.

I think that 9999's post is what I suspected and is what I will have to do!
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"Most cable modems have an internal web admin / status page ... for example
http://192.168.100.1 works for Motorola and Linksys cable modems.  You
should be able to look up you make / model  on the vendor's website and
/ or the manual."

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