I recently had cable installed at home.
Because I am paranoid e because I didnít had anyone at home at the time of installation I installed a screenloger to see what the cable guy was doing in my PC.
That known and freedom of speech and privacy issues apart I catured 2 interesting screens:
As I suspect the cable modem comes with a password so that I cant change any configurations. I paid for it its mine yet I cant change any config because it come with a password that prevents me from doing that.
The password is generated buy a 3com program that takes 2 inputs the mac address and the serial number.
The modem is a 3com Homeconnect (sharkfin) product number 3cr29221.
It is configurable by a web interface that asks for that password.
I donít have the password because the technician typed the mac address incorrectly and by the time he discovered that the modem had already registered to the cable network not needing any manual configuration.
Does anyone have access to that program or programs from 3com so that I can check out the administration functions of MY modem.
I dont want to change any isp stuff i just want access to the normal users stuuf wich i cant access because the default password has been changed.
I paid for teh modem its mine so its only normal that i should have the password for it.
If you bought a computer and the seller had a bios password woudnt you be pissed!!
I can't believe that the password has anything to do with access to the modem. More likely it has to do with access to their administrative system. This is the first mention I've seen in four forums devoted to this stuff.
As was pointed out, there is nothing in the modem that you or he can change. there are some useful screens that give performance data, however.
Try resetting the modem to factory defaults. There's a pushbutton somewhere.
this is the the only thing i could find on 3coms' site
and who cares if you login or not................your isp surely does not i know that forsure....i did support for @Home
there is nothing he could change in there that would make and differance
the modem will get a config file from the network and that would override any changes the user might be able to make.............i do not believe they can change anything important anyway
as stated before all caps are set by a config file that is totall out of the users control nomatter what password or pages they access on their modem
so there is no harm in looking and the isp could careless and even if they could check that they do not have the time or manpower to do so even if they did care...which they do not
LOOK AWAY...........hell even change stuff...............it will make no differance
put it like this if the caps were set in the modem config files by the installer then this forum would be full of stories of HEY I BRIBED THE INSTALLER ECT...this is the USA money talks
but alas we see no such stories because there is nothing the installer can do to change caps
i posted the way to change your caps the other day and everyone went crazy................i think speedguide likes the myth to keep going because it brings in fresh foolish eyes looking for the magic uncapper that only THEY and their lazy ass will find while all the other 4.5 million cable users go through life not knowing it.............................YEA RIGHT :2cool:
try by puting admin as a password or the name of the person who went to your house if you remember his name tyr the seirals the MAC thing try installer go with the basic if it does not work tyr by opening the modem there you should find some kind of switch BUT IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IS THAT FOR DO NOT DO IT or you can look for some kind of cracker on the web you ll fin at least one