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  1. #1
    Theslaz
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    Mac address and serial number

    How does one obtain this information from a modem?

  2. #2
    Bit Twister
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:28:10 GMT, Theslaz wrote:
    > How does one obtain this information from a modem?


    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.

  3. #3
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number


    "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:KkJwl.17707$Db2.9421@edtnps83...
    > How does one obtain this information from a modem?


    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.



  4. #4
    Theslaz
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:KkJwl.17707$Db2.9421@edtnps83...
    >> How does one obtain this information from a modem?

    >
    > 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.
    >
    >

    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.

  5. #5
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    Theslaz wrote:
    >
    > 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!


    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.

  6. #6
    Theslaz
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    $Bill wrote:
    > Theslaz wrote:
    >>
    >> 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!

    >
    > 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.

    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

  7. #7
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    Theslaz wrote:
    >
    > Mine is a Motorola SB5100 cable modem


    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.

  8. #8
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number


    "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    > $Bill wrote:
    >> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>
    >>> 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!

    >>
    >> 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.

    > 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


    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.



  9. #9
    Theslaz
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >> $Bill wrote:
    >>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>> 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!
    >>> 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.

    >> 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

    >
    > 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.
    >
    >

    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.

  10. #10
    Gary
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8uWwl.17799$Db2.14941@edtnps83...
    >
    > 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.


    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



  11. #11
    Bill M.
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:25:40 GMT, Theslaz <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote:

    >riggor9999 wrote:
    >> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >>> $Bill wrote:
    >>>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>>> 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!
    >>>> 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.
    >>> 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

    >>
    >> 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.
    >>
    >>

    >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.


    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

  12. #12
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number


    "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8uWwl.17799$Db2.14941@edtnps83...
    > riggor9999 wrote:
    >> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >>> $Bill wrote:
    >>>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>>> 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!
    >>>> 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.
    >>> 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

    >>
    >> 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.

    > 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.


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




  13. #13
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number


    "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8uWwl.17799$Db2.14941@edtnps83...
    > riggor9999 wrote:
    >> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >>> $Bill wrote:
    >>>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>>> 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!
    >>>> 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.
    >>> 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

    >>
    >> 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.

    > 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.


    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




  14. #14
    Theslaz
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:8uWwl.17799$Db2.14941@edtnps83...
    >> riggor9999 wrote:
    >>> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >>>> $Bill wrote:
    >>>>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>>>> 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!
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>> 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
    >>> 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.

    >> 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.

    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    >

    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.

  15. #15
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number


    "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:FH7xl.17890$Db2.9947@edtnps83...
    > riggor9999 wrote:
    >> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8uWwl.17799$Db2.14941@edtnps83...
    >>> riggor9999 wrote:
    >>>> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >>>>> $Bill wrote:
    >>>>>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>>>>> 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!
    >>>>>> 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.
    >>>>> 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
    >>>> 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.
    >>> 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.

    >>
    >> 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
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > 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.


    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.




  16. #16
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    Theslaz wrote:
    > $Bill wrote:
    >> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>
    >>> 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!

    >>
    >> 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.

    > 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



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

  17. #17
    Theslaz
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:FH7xl.17890$Db2.9947@edtnps83...
    >> riggor9999 wrote:
    >>> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:8uWwl.17799$Db2.14941@edtnps83...
    >>>> riggor9999 wrote:
    >>>>> "Theslaz" <theslaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:70Vwl.17789$Db2.10562@edtnps83...
    >>>>>> $Bill wrote:
    >>>>>>> Theslaz wrote:
    >>>>>>>> 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!
    >>>>>>> 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.
    >>>>>> 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
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>> 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.
    >>> 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
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> 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.

    >
    > 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.
    >
    >
    >

    Well said! Thanks for your concern and advice.

  18. #18
    Gary
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    news:gq3ja3$ldc$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > Theslaz wrote:
    >>
    >> Mine is a Motorola SB5100 cable modem

    >
    >
    > It it has a battery and you need to reset it, remove the battery.


    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




  19. #19
    Theslaz
    Guest

    Re: Mac address and serial number

    Gary wrote:
    > "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    > news:gq3ja3$ldc$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >> Theslaz wrote:
    >>> Mine is a Motorola SB5100 cable modem

    >>
    >> It it has a battery and you need to reset it, remove the battery.

    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    >

    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!
    ________________________________________________________________________

    "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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